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It’s Not a Great Time to Be Jewish in France

Police on patrol in Marseille on Tuesday.

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A Jewish man in the southern French city of Marseilles was taunted and stabbed by ISIS sympathizers in an apparently random attack today, a local prosecutor said. The man is expected to recover. From Reuters:

Three people on two scooters, one of them wearing an Islamic State t-shirt, approached the teacher in the street, Marseilles prosecutor Brice Robin told Reuters … “The three people insulted, threatened and then stabbed their victim in the arm and leg. They were interrupted by the arrival of a car and fled,” Robin added.

Jews were also targeted by the Jan. 9, 2015 attack on a kosher Paris supermarket in which an ISIS-affiliated gunman killed four people. The historically anti-Semitic National Front party, meanwhile, has recently been gaining a great deal of support among voters concerned about the perceived threat of Muslim immigration; the party was expected to do well in upcoming elections even before the Nov. 13 Paris attacks.