Teacher attacked in Paris suburb by man citing IS – police

December 14, 2015 10:48 am


prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre says
anti-terrorism authorities are looking into the incident. Photo / iStock

A teacher in a Paris suburb has been attacked by a man wielding a box
cutter and scissors who cited the Islamic State jihadist group.
teacher was stabbed in the side and throat while preparing for his
class on Monday at a school in Aubervilliers, northeast of Paris, but
his life was not in danger, a police source said.
The attacker
was dressed in painter’s overalls and a balaclava and arrived without a
weapon but grabbed what appeared to be a box cutter that was lying in
the classroom. According to local prosecutors the man shouted: “This
is Daesh. This is a warning.”
Daesh is another name for IS.
brief exchange was reported by a witness working inside the school.
The attacker fled after stabbing the teacher and the probe has been
taken over by anti-terrorist investigators.

The Islamic State’s French-language magazine Dar-al-Islam
called in its November edition for its followers to kill teachers in the
French education system, describing them as “enemies of Allah” for
teaching secularism and “in open war against the Muslim family.”
attack comes as Paris is on high alert after a wave of shootings and
suicide bombings at Paris nightspots on November 13 that killed 130
people and left 350 injured.
Security has also been boosted at schools.

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