Vienna rabbi attack comes weeks after “Islamist terrorist” killed four people near city’s main synagogue

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Woman Screaming ‘Slaughter the Jews’ Attacks Rabbi in Central Vienna as Onlookers Stand By
by Staff
November 27, 2020

A woman screaming “Slaughter the Jews” attacked a rabbi in broad daylight on a Vienna street on Thursday afternoon as passersby reportedly looked the other way. The attack occurred at 4pm in the Austrian capital’s Third District. The woman, said to be about 50 years old, approached the rabbi at a tram stop shouting “Slaughter the Jews” and brandishing a knife. She then ripped the rabbi’s hat and kippah from his head and kicked him before fleeing the scene. According to Austrian media reports, the rabbi — who was not seriously harmed — told police officers that despite the presence of several witnesses, no-one came to his aid. READ MORE

BBC NEWS Vienna shooting: The night my safe city lost its innocence For almost four decades Vienna escaped the kind of large-scale attacks that have hit places such as Paris, London and Berlin. That changed on Monday night, when a 20-year-old gunman, described by Austrian authorities as an “Islamist terrorist”, killed four people and wounded more than 20 others.

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