Prosecutors Believe Hague Stabbing in May Targeted Christians and Jews

Country: Netherlands

Date of incident: November 14, 2018

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist

New information from the prosecutor's office indicates that Malek F., a Syrian asylum seeker charged with 3 counts of attempted murder for stabbings in The Hague on May 5, 2018, was specifically searching for “Christian and Jewish kuffars," Arabic for non-believers. In a recorded conversation with his mother from prison, he said they were similar to “animals or retarded people” and that he was a "soldier of Allah."

Sources: De Telegraaf and Times of Israel 

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