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February 25, 2006

Ilan Halimi: Christians Are Next

The same Muslim "youths" who have flexed their muscles by setting thousands of cars ablaze in France have a new feather in their cap: the punishment of Ilan Halimi, who was found guilty of being Jewish.

Halimi was tortured for 25 days for this crime. The kidnappers would call up his family and read them verses from the Koran while he screamed in the background. After they finally let him go, he was found naked and handcuffed, stumbling down train tracks south of Paris, with burns and bruises over 80% of his body. He died on the way to the hospital.

Halimi's 3+ weeks of torture occurred in one of the many "no-go" areas that Muslims have carved out in Europe — areas in which the police cannot operate freely. Welfare checks go in and violence comes out; that is the extent of these areas' interaction with the European society around them.

The gang that committed the torture-murder fittingly calls itself the Barbarians. Its core consists of Muslims with roots in Africa.

Our pro-Muslim MSM may try to spin this as a simple crime motivated by money, but the kidnappers never appeared to be serious about collecting ransom. Even the thoroughly dhimmified Washington Post was willing to quote Ilan's mother, Ruth Halimi, as stating the obvious fact that "If Ilan hadn't been Jewish he wouldn't have been murdered."

The New York Sun goes farther, quoting a police source as stating that the kidnappers' "behavior was very different from what is usually expected from abductors motivated by greed," and that one of the kidnappers admitted to putting out cigarettes on Halimi's face "because he didn't like Jews."

Guess what? It's not just Jews they don't like. Unless you're a Muslim, they don't like you either.

The Wall Street Journal quotes Le Monde — which they refer to as "the voice of the French establishment" — as calling Halimi's murder "a crime of an era, a sort of looking glass onto the true state of our society."

True enough — and we're not just talking about French society. Let's hope people have the courage to realize it.

Islam is not just another flavor in the multicultural variety pack. It is evil. It offers a stark choice: convert to it, submit to it, or be willing to die fighting it. If Western Civilization hasn't been rotted away by moonbattery to the point that it no longer deserves to exist, it will choose the latter.

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Ilan Halimi, RIP.

Posted by Van Helsing at February 25, 2006 9:58 AM

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"If Western Civilization hasn't been rotted away by moonbattery to the point that it no longer deserves to exist, it will choose the latter."

Excellent sentence. There it is, the whole shebang, in a nutshell.

This world has gone ass over teakettle and into the darkness. I never thought I would live to see Europe dying before our eyes. We must not follow.

This story breaks my heart. All of it does. Maybe it's best that so many of our WWII vets have passed and don't have to see everything they fought for going literally to hell.

Posted by: Laura at February 25, 2006 11:31 AM

Or maybe they can see it, and so there are oceans of tears in heaven.

Posted by: Laura at February 25, 2006 11:34 AM

Great heads up. I'll add it to today's post, as it puts eat to what is about to happen in Europe. Who would've thought that Europe's 911 would be cartoons.

Posted by: Debris Trail at February 25, 2006 11:59 AM

That last paragraph was awesome.

Posted by: Chris at February 25, 2006 12:30 PM

Absolutely right. Well said.

The sad thing is that we cannot engage in a full-out world war as we did in 1941 to squash Islam like a bug.

They are winning with the Left on their side.

Posted by: Doug at February 25, 2006 12:42 PM

One of your most moving posts, VH. I hope you xpost it on TWA's Sunday AAB.

I've been trying to give Islam the benefit of the doubt, trying to believe that there was such a thing as "Moderate Islam" and that the Wahhabists and al Qaeda fanatics are the aberration. But then I started reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam by Robert Spencer.

Then... seeing this post.

Now there are those from the left who will chime in "But what about the KKK and the lynchings in our own country?" Now there's a question.

The answer lies, I think, in the difference between evil folk bastardizing a religion of peace (Christianity) for their own nefarious deeds, vs. a religion (Islam) built on the blind submission of its followers and abohrrence of any that do not follow its tenants, being played out as intended by its founder.

A truism for some, perhaps, but I'm in a learning curve right now. I'll post more tomorrow... perhaps at TWA as well.

Posted by: The MaryHunter at February 25, 2006 10:39 PM

The KKK doesn't merely bastardise christianity, it's part of what is known as the gnostic heresy; they claim to have "special secret knowledge" passed down through history that proves whites are the children of israel, or something like that. Gnostics (as opposed to agnostics, who don't know if god exists and don't look too hard) are a group of cults that claim to have secret knowledge. There's a very specific warning against their kind, identified by their actions rather than their name, in one of Paul's letters.

Posted by: Archonix at February 26, 2006 6:25 AM

O gosh I must link to this post.
thank u for finding this story Van...sigh.
sweet looking boy too. I will pray for his family now.

Posted by: Angel at February 27, 2006 6:06 PM

MURDER OF FRENCH JEW NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT

BY: FERN SIDMAN

The gang that kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered Ilan Halimi, 23, had threatened several prominent businessmen, lawyers and a well-known humanitarian activist, a French newspaper reported Saturday. The daily Liberation reported that the group behind the murder, which authorities have linked to anti-Semitism, tried to extort money from a founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders. Also targeted were the director of the Arte TV channel, a Paris lawyer and the head of a supermarket chain, the newspaper reported, citing police officials.

Police investigating the murder of Halimi earlier this month have made several arrests. The suspected gang leader, was arrested Wednesday in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and France is seeking his extradition. Fourteen people have been placed under investigation - a step short of being charged - in the case, and two more people were detained Friday for questioning.

Ilan Halimi was abducted on January 21 after a woman came into the mobile phone store where he worked and charmed him into a dinner date. The first break in the case came after the police released an Identikit image of the woman suspected of "baiting" Halimi. After turning herself in our of fears that neighbors would identify her, the woman claimed that she was indeed asked to seduce a number of young men, but was unaware of the act's purpose. She identified the apartment where Halimi had been kept.

Halimi was found on February 13, tied to a tree, naked, wounded, handcuffed, gagged and covered with burn and cut marks on 80 percent of his body. Authorities found Halimi near railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris a few days after the kidnappers ended contact with Halimmi's family. He died en route to a hospital.

"They acted with indescribable cruelty," the judiciary police chief leading the investigation said. "They kept him naked and tied up for weeks. They cut him and in the end poured flammable liquid on him and set him alight."

Halimi's family received a series of ransom demands - starting with one for nearly $537,000. Ilan Halimi's mother revealed to the Haaretz newspaper that the police told the family to ignore the gang's attempts to contact them for five critical days, after which Ilan was found near death outside the city. "Five days before Ilan was found, the police told us, 'Don't answer the phone, don't repond to text messages.' We saw dozens of calls and ignored them. On Thursday they found Ilan dead."

"We think there is anti-Semitism in this affair," Rafi Halimi, Ilan's uncle, told the press.

"First, because the killers tried to kidnap at least two other Jews, and second, because of what they said on the phone," Rafi Halimi added. "When we said we didn't have 500,000 euros to give them they told us to go to the synagogue and get it," Rafi said. "They also recited verses from the Koran."

Under questioning by investigators, one of the suspects "made it clear that he had attacked Ilan Halimi 'because he was Jewish, and Jews are rich".

"If Ilan hadn't been Jewish, he wouldn't have been murdered," Ilan's mom said. She accuses the police of ignoring the anti-Semitic motivation in the case in order not to alienate Muslims, Haaretz reported.

According to a recent article on this subject by Caroline Glick, she states, "It appears that Ilan Halimi's murderers had some connection to Hamas. Tuesday, French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that police found propaganda published by the Palestinian Charity Committee or the CBSP at the home of one of the suspects. The European Jewish Press reported this week that Israel has alleged that the organization is a front group for Palestinian terrorists and that in August 2003 the US government froze the organization's US bank accounts, accusing it of links with Hamas."

It is clear that the French authorities remain callous and indifferent when it comes to Jews being murdered on their soil or anywhere else. This attitude was evidenced in their initial denial that anti-Semitism played a role in this murder and their expressed policy of ignoring any evidence of anti-Semitism.

This may be the first act of Hamas terrorism directed against a Jew outside of Israel, but clearly it won't be the last. Everyday, we are being saturated with the anti-Semitic diatribes of an Iranian President named Ahmadnajed, of Hamas leaders and leading intellectuals. We can no longer deny it. Anti-Semitism is in full swing. It can only get worse.

Posted by: FERN SIDMAN at February 28, 2006 12:23 AM

The situation indeed resembles the appeasement of Nazi Germany by allied nations prior to world war two. When will people learn to crush an imminent threat before it gains in strength? Before you know it, Iran and who knows which other radical Islamic nation will have the bomb and then, like in WWII, we will realize that again we waited to long to destroy our obvious enemy.
President Bush has made many mistakes, but I still believe that he has the right idea. He seems to realize that the time to take up arms is now!

Posted by: Rob at March 21, 2006 9:08 PM

The situation indeed resembles the appeasement of Nazi Germany by allied nations prior to world war two. When will people learn to crush an imminent threat before it gains in strength? Before you know it, Iran and who knows which other radical Islamic nation will have the bomb and then, like in WWII, we will realize that again we waited to long to destroy our obvious enemy.
President Bush has made many mistakes, but I still believe that he has the right idea. He seems to realize that the time to take up arms is now!

Posted by: Rob at March 21, 2006 9:08 PM