Jewish Leader in Marseille Urges Men to Stop Wearing Skullcap in Public after Machete Attack
A young Islamist in France slashed a Jewish teacher with a machete on Monday.
The BBC reported:
The main Jewish leader in the French city of Marseille has urged men to stop wearing the skullcap after a violent, anti-Semitic attack on a teacher.
Zvi Ammar, head of Marseille’s Israelite Consistory, said the “exceptional measure” was needed to protect Jewish lives.
However, France’s chief rabbi urged Jews to keep covering their heads.
The teacher was stabbed by a boy who reportedly said he had done it for the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.
Monday’s machete attack left the teacher, Benjamin Amsellem, who was wearing a skullcap at the time, with an injured shoulder and hand.
This comes after a similar knife attack in Paris by a Muslim refugee from a German shelter.