Another Possible Anti-Semetic Attack in Belgium, Man Stabbed in the Neck

PolitiChicks.comA 31 year old Jewish man was stabbed as he walked to his local synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Antwerp, Belgium. It was in the capital city of Brussels, Belgium where a member of ISIS gunned down four Jews at a museum on May 24 of this year. In light of these recent attacks the Jewish community is asking that local law enforcement increase the police presence and protection for the Jewish community.

The victim was walking with a friend when he was stabbed from behind by a knife wielding man. The assailant stabbed the Jewish man in the neck before fleeing on foot. The 31 year old victim is expected to make a full recovery and police are still searching for the assailant. An earlier arrest of a suspect turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

In response to the attack the European Jewish Congress reported, “A local protection unit operated by the city’s Jewish community went out and immediately began protecting Jewish residents on their way to Shabbat synagogue services. Police are continuing the investigation and say no motive has been discovered or ruled out at this time. This includes the possibility of the attack being a hate crime towards Jews.”

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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