A teenager who attacked a Jewish teacher in Marseille today (January 11, 2016) is a Turkish citizen who said he acted in the name of the militant Islamist group Islamic State (IS), the prosecutor in the southern French city of Marseille said, according to the Reuters website.
"He claimed to have acted in the name of Allah and the Islamic State, repeating several times to have done on behalf of Daech (Islamic State)," the prosecutor, Brice Robin, told a news conference.
The 15-year-old -- who was armed with a machete and a knife -- wounded the teacher slightly before being stopped and arrested.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve called the attack a "brutal anti-Semitic aggression." France has the largest Jewish and Muslim populations in all of Europe.