Teenager Allegedly Swore Allegiance To ISIS Before Stabbing Jewish Man: Report
Police officers stand guard at the Synagogue Agudas Achim in Zurich, on March 3, 2024, after an Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed, late on March 2, 2024. Zurich police said they were hiking security in front of Jewish institutions after a potentially anti-Semitic knife attack left an Orthodox Jewish man in serious condition. Police in Switzerland's largest city said the 50-year-old was "critically injured" in the attack and a 15-year-old Swiss boy suspected of being the perpetrator had been arrested on site.
ARND WIEGMANN / AFP via Getty Images

Police in Zurich, Switzerland, have increased security at Jewish sites following an attempted murder that took place over the weekend.

A 15-year-old, who was not named, allegedly stabbed a 50-year-old Jewish man in the city on Saturday night.

Police said that while they had not reached any final conclusions about the attack, they believed that it was very likely an anti-Semitic hate crime.

The Swiss Organization of Jewish Communities said it was “deeply shocked that a community member fell victim to such an attack.”

“Physical attacks on Jewish people in Switzerland are very rare,” it said. “The Jewish community has been spared from such life-threatening attacks for the past two decades. However, there has been a significant increase in such physical attacks since Oct. 7.”

City Councilor Jehuda Spielman, who reportedly knows the victim, told The Jerusalem Post that bystanders who rushed in to stop the attack “without a doubt … saved his life.”

“We were really lucky that people fought back,” he said.

Spielman said that the suspect shouted anti-Semitic slogans during the altercation. After he was pinned down, the suspect reportedly made references to what the publication referred to as “jihadist concepts, such as acting on behalf of ‘Al-Aqsa.'” The suspect allegedly yelled “death to the Jews.”


Al-Aqsa in this context would be a reference to the Iranian-backed Hamas terrorist organization’s unprecedented October 7 attack on Israel, which they named Operation Al-Aqsa Flood. The Islamic terrorists murdered 1,200 people, wounded 5,300+, kidnapped hundreds, and unleashed a violent campaign of rape against girls and women.

The Middle East Media Research Institute’s (MEMRI) Jihad & Terrorism Threat Monitor, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, reported that a video that was uploaded online showed the teenager swearing allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) and calling on Muslims to target Christians and Jews around the world.

Related: Police Arrest Mohammed Abdulkareem For Allegedly Murdering Jewish Dentist

Create a free account to join the conversation!

Already have an account?

Log in

Got a tip worth investigating?

Your information could be the missing piece to an important story. Submit your tip today and make a difference.

Submit Tip
Download Daily Wire Plus

Don't miss anything

Download our App

Stay up-to-date on the latest
news, podcasts, and more.

Download on the app storeGet it on Google Play
The Daily Wire   >  Read   >  Teenager Allegedly Swore Allegiance To ISIS Before Stabbing Jewish Man: Report