Two kosher stores were torched in France on the anniversary of an Islamist terror attack at another kosher store.
Both stores had swatiskas painted on them two weeks ago. The suspected arson attack completely destroyed the Promo & Destock store, gutting its interior. The second store was partially burned as the fire did not take hold as well.
The fires were in Creteil, a southern suburb of Paris, where Jews are frequently targeted.
Ironically, the owner of Promo & Destock is a Muslim, which, according to the French National Bureau of Vigilance against anti-Semitism, was the reason the store was torched.
AFP quoted the owner of the store as saying, “I’m just disgusted,” before he was taken to the hospital for feeling faint after seeing the extent of the damage.
The fires occurred on the third anniversary of the Islamist terror attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher market in Porte de Vincennes, another suburb of Paris. In that attack, four people were killed and numerous hostages were taken by Amedy Coulibaly, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. Earlier that day, Coulibaly killed a French policewoman.
The Hyper Cacher attack took place two days after Islamist terrorists stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that lampooned Islam’s prophet Mohammed. That attack left 12 dead and 11 injured.