Teen stabbed in random attack by man ‘making sacrifice for Ramadan’
The girl was reportedly stabbed in Rennes, France, by an attacker marking the Islamic month of fasting.
Prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet confirmed the attack today, in which the 19-year-old victim sustained three stab wounds.
He said the man, who had known psychiatric problems, claimed he heard voices demanding a sacrifice for Ramadan.
“Voices told him that he must commit a sacrifice on the occasion of Ramadan,” the prosecutor said.
The knifeman was arrested, examined by a doctor and immediately sent for psychiatric treatment.
Mr Jacquet added that the 32-year-old had “already made several stays in psychiatric hospitals”.
Le Dauphine writes that the man told a witness to whom he handed the knife that he was a Muslim.