PARIS — Leaders of French Jewry strongly criticized the absence of a mention of hate crime in the indictment of a Paris man who killed his Jewish neighbor while shouting about Allah.
CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish community, used uncharacteristically harsh language in criticizing the indictment for murder filed by prosecutors Wednesday against Kobili Traore, who confessed to killing 66-year-old Sarah Halimi on April 4 and throwing her dying body from the third-story window of her apartment.
“CRIF is astonished that the anti-Semitic character of the murder was omitted,” read the statement of the organization, which over the past two weeks has presented on the homepage of its website a running meter with the number of days it took authorities to file an indictment. CRIF has accused authorities of covering up and silencing the slaying of Halimi along with mainstream media.
In Britain, a hamburger vendor named Jim Gardiner refused to serve a customer, Piers Palmer, after Palmer disagreed with Gardiner’s Islamocritical views. That was a bit rude, but then Palmer reported Gardiner to the police for “hate speech.” Gardiner went to court, and was fined.
In France, meanwhile, journalist Éric Zemmour has been charged with “incitement to discrimination and hatred against people of Muslim faith” for the crime of saying that Muslims “have to choose between Islam and France,” and that “Jihad is a religious duty,” and that “Muslims consider jihadists as good Muslims,” and that “moderate Islam does not exist.” These statements are all demonstrably true, but truth appears to be no defense in Sharia France. Zemmour, like Gardiner, would not be facing any charges if he had criticized Christianity or any religion other than Islam.
A controversial Muslim school which has been monitored since a child died there and books condoning domestic violence and forced sex were found in its library is to be taken over by the state. Offensive books have also been found in the school library which state that a husband can beat his wife and insist on having sex with her.
During the night of 14 to 15 July, in Sevran, Seine-Saint-Denis, a police officer was “beaten” during an intervention before using his weapon eight times to clear himself, and hurt an 18-year-old man, according to multiple sources. A report read like this: And so, it begins. Yesterday, I reported on a police officer in France who was ambushed by a horde of Muslim migrants. He was beaten by iron bars and rocks by a Muslim horde. It was one of multiple violent episodes across the country. The cop opened fire in order to escape, and one of the attackers was wounded in the stomach. I asked if that would set off a new Muslim uprising in France. That remains to be seen, but there was bedlam last night. Close to a thousand cars were burned, as is their way. The number of burnings increased over last year, and the number of people in police custody sharply declined: 368 arrested versus 577 last year. More car burnings, less arrests. Does that make sense to you?
Three men accused of plotting a killing spree in the German city of Düsseldorf have appeared in court. The attack, using explosive vests and bullets, was to be financed with money extorted from the Vatican.
The three defendants, identified as Saleh A., Mahood B. and Hamza C., appeared in the dock on Wednesday, accused of plotting suicide bombings and shootings in the western city of Düsseldorf. The three were “believed to have plotted to have two suicide bombers set off explosive vests and then open fire on passers-by with automatic rifles,” the Düsseldorf court said in a statement. The case was brought after 25-year-old Syrian Saleh A. went to a police station in Paris in February last year and told police he “had a certain amount of information about a sleeper cell that was read to strike in Germany.” A. was extradited to Germany in October. German authorities believe Saleh A. and Hamza C., 27, joined the extremist group “Islamic State” (IS) in Syria in early 2014. It is there that A. was said to have been given orders for the attack from the leadership level of IS. They crossed from Syria to Turkey in 2014 and were said to have reached Germany, traveling separately via Greece, between March and July 2015.
Brussels- The son of a Dutch preacher residing in Belgium has plotted to carry out an attack that was supposed to target police officers in Verviers, near the borders between Belgium and Netherlands, according to what was revealed by the investigation conducted by the Belgian authorities with a 17-year-old, who was arrested in 2016 after posting a video on social media and encouraging on killing Christians. According to the Belgian TV station “RTL,” which said it was able to review one of the documents related to the detainee’s statements during the investigation last year. An order was issued back then to place the son of Imam El Alami Amaouch, who is described by the Belgian media as an advocate of hatred, in detention center for young people. Investigators analyzed the boy’s e-mails and found contacts with people who had gone to fight in Syria. In the course of the investigations with the teenage, he said that he was in contact with one of the extremists in Verviers and his name was Tariq. He also told the investigators that talks were made about the possibility of carrying out attacks targeting police and killing them. “In brief, we were about to carry out an attack, and I was under the influence of that man at that time,” the detainee said.