A French-Jewish politician was stabbed to death in what some are calling an anti-Semitic assassination.
Alain Ghozland was found dead Tuesday morning in his apartment, the victim of a racially-motivated murder, French media is reporting.
Ghozland was a prominent leader in his local Jewish community–he resided in the Paris suburb of Créteil. Indeed, his father helped to found the area’s Jewish cultural association.
“People are upset. They do not know what to think and ask a lot of questions,” one relative was quoted as saying to reporters.
Ghozland’s brother was the one who originally came upon the crime scene, which was reportedly ransacked.
“While the government takes firm protective measures, legal authorities now use a new euphemism as a politically correct cover for anti-Semitic terrorists, calling them ‘unbalanced,’” said Shimon Samuels, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s director for international relations.
“The sheer repetition of incidents seems to have a numbing effect on public opinion, even more apparent in the wake of the indiscriminate Paris assaults that, last month, took more than 130 lives… The Jewish target becomes a lesser priority in the welter of generalized violence.”
Ghozland’s murder follows a series of attacks on French Jews in Marseilles and Puttgarden, Germany.