Three alarming alarming reports have arrived with regard the lynching of the young Jewish Frenchman Halimi, who was found mutilated and dying on February 13 in Paris.
All of the perpetrators are not yet apprehended, though some 20 of the accused so far hail from one suburb that is notorious for drugs and crime. Not all are Moslems, not all are poor, not all are ill-educated, not all our from North Africa. The ringleader has parents from Francophone Ivory Coast, and is said to have travelled to Ivory Coast to use email and telephones in some fashion to avoid detection by the French authorities. The motive for ransom is now discounted. The crime looks to have been sadism, racism, a blunt inhumanity, and is related in unexplained ways to the rioting that burned tens of thousand of cars last fall. The unbelievable report that Halimi’s parents were called in the course of the ordeal, read passages from the Koran, and allowed to hear the screams of their child in the background is now confirmed.
Sarkozy, law and order candidate for the French presidency, now names the crime as anti-Semtism. The elite French media is horrified and tardily vigorous. There is also a report that Palestinian literature was found in one of the suspects’ location.
The French ambassador to the United States is speaking in full defensive mode that there will be an official investogation in addition to the criminal investigation.
Dreyfus, Vichy, Arafat appeasement, Saddam Hussein, HizbAllah collusion, the French government record is soaked with anti-Semitism and dishonor.
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