A Frankfurt state court has sentenced a 23-year-old German Muslim to 3 1/2 years in prison for attacking a rabbi with a knife.
On Tuesday, the court found Sajed Aziz guilty of serious bodily injury for the September attack on orthodox Jewish rabbi Zalman Gurevitch.
That was a more lenient charge than the original attempted manslaughter, after prosecutors said there was not enough evidence that Aziz intended to kill 43-year-old Gurevitch.
A German citizen born of Afghan parents, Aziz has denied all along that the attack had an anti-Semitic motive or that he had intended to kill the rabbi.
The attack prompted concern and condemnation from local politicians and Jewish groups.
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