A Heinous Murder in France
The victim was 23 year old Ilan Halimi, also a Jew.
But first, he was kidnapped and tortured by a gang calling themselves “The Barbarians.” How appropriate!
PARIS–Two weeks ago a 23-year-old man initially identified as “Ilan” was found by a passerby stumbling in a field near the railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris. Handcuffed, naked, with four-fifths of his body covered with bruises, stab wounds and serious burns, Ilan died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Ilan’s uncle Rafi Halimi told reporters that the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Koran, while Ilan’s tortured screams could be heard in the background. The family has publicly criticized the police for deliberately ignoring the explicit anti-Semitic motives, which were repeatedly expressed and should have dictated an entirely different approach to the case from the start. Police searches have now revealed the presence of Islamist literature in the home of at least one of the gang members.
I think it’s safe to say in the case of France, and the rest of Europe for that matter, the barbarians are already inside the gate. Frankly, there’s just no reasoning with savages who would do such a thing to another human being. They should all be put down like the rabid dogs they are (no offense to dogs).
But for whatever it’s worth, you can light a candle for Ilan.