According to Swiss authorities, the suspect in the antisemitic stabbing in Zurich was radicalised online and in Tunisia

A teenager who allegedly stabbed an Orthodox Jewish man in Switzerland was radicalised in Tunisia and online, Zurich’s regional security minister says.

Investigations into the March 2 attack are progressing at a swift pace, Mario Fehr says during a press briefing on cantonal crime statistics.

The 15-year-old suspect claimed responsibility for the attack in a video in Arabic in which he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group and called for a “global fight against the Jews,” police have said.

The boy is a Tunisian immigrant who was naturalized in Switzerland in 2011.

An important factor in his radicalisation was also the amount of time he spent on internet forums, says Fehr, who heads the Zurich cantonal administration.


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