The apostle said, “Kill any Jew that falls into your power.”Â Thereupon Muhayyisa leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him.Â Huwayyisa was not a Muslim at the time, though he was the elder brother.Â When Muhayyisa killed [the Jew] Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, “You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?”Â Muhayyisa answered, “Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill youÂ I would have cut your head off.”Â This was the beginning of Huwayyisa’s acceptance of Islam… [Huwayyisa] replied exclaimed, “By God,Â a religion which can bring you to this is marvelous!”Â and he became a Muslim.Â (Ibn Ishaq/Hisham 554)
Gabriel Uzon, 38, a father of four, was stabbed in the chestÂ by a masked Muslim assailant at the Jewish market in the city,Â Israeli media outletÂ NRG reported.
According to eyewitnesses, the attacker yelled “The nation of MuhammadÂ returns for vengeance,” before chargingÂ Uzon. The two then engaged in a struggle, which resultedÂ in the stabbing.
“…Allah defends those who believe,” he declared.
Bystanders were eventually able toÂ subdue the attacker and transfer him to police.
Uzon was taken to the hospital in stable condition, according to the report.
Over aÂ hundred masked men showed up at the police station where the attacker was being held, threatening to burn it down unless the man was released, according to the report, which cited local sources.
The police is said to have released the attacker without filing charges.
Jewish community representatives said it was the second anti-Semitic attack in a month, with the previous stabbing occurring during Passover.
SomeÂ 2,000 Jews from around the worldÂ took part in aÂ three-day annual pilgrimage, which ended Sunday,Â to Djerba’sÂ Ghriba synagogue. It was the first time in several years that the pilgrimage drew such a large number of travelers.