Here's your motive, geniuses: Muhammad said that "the last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him (Sahih Muslim 6985).
But the elites have already decided that the motive for such things can't possibly be found in Islamic texts and teachings, which are completely and utterly benign, and so they have to find the cause elsewhere. We see the same thing happening with the Boston jihad bombings.
"Escapee from psychiatric hospital slashes rabbi, son with box-cutter outside Paris synagogue," from the Associated Press, April 23 (thanks to Ali):
PARIS An escapee from a psychiatric institution slashed a rabbi and his son with a box-cutter on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to tackle and subdue the attacker after a chase through a Paris synagogue, officials said.
The rabbi, who is in his late 40s, was recovering from surgery for a neck injury and his 18-year-old son sustained lesser injuries in the attack north of a touristic shopping area near Paris gilded Opera Garnier, according to police and judicial officials and Richard Prasquier, who heads CRIF, Frances largest umbrella organization of Jewish groups. (continue reading...)