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The Toulouse killer – a man of the West

by Speranza ( 51 Comments › )
Filed under France, Gaza, Hamas, Islamic Terrorism, Israel, Jihad, Palestinians at March 26th, 2012 - 11:30 am

Miss Glick makes the case that Islamic murderers such as Major Nidal Hassan, Youssef Fofana, Naveed Haq and now Mohamed Merah are enabled by boorish Western intellectuals who claim that Islam is a Religion of Peace, refuse to identify  the killers as Muslim, and the false narrative that Israel kills Palestinian children (actually Palestinians kill Palestinian and Israeli children).

by Caroline Glick

The massacre of Jewish children at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse presents us with an appalling encapsulation of the depraved nature of our times – although at first glance, the opposite seems to be the case.

On the surface, the situation was cut and dry. A murderer drove up to a Jewish school and executed three children and a teacher.

[...]

But dig a little deeper and it becomes clear that justice has not been served.

Indeed, it hasn’t even begun to be addressed. The killer, Mohamed Merah, was not a lone gunman. He wasn’t even one of the lone jihadists we hear so much about.

He had plenty of accomplices. And not all of them were Muslims.

An analysis of the nature of his crime and the identity of his many accomplices must necessarily begin with a question. Why did Merah videotape his crime?

Why did take the trouble of strapping a video camera to his neck and filming himself chasing eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego through the school courtyard and shooting her three times in the head? Why did he document his execution of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two little boys, three-year-old Gavriel and six-year-old Aryeh?

The first answer is because Merah took pride in killing Jewish children. Beyond that, he was certain that millions of people would be heartened by his crime. By watching him shoot the life out of Jewish children, they would be inspired to repeat his actions elsewhere.

And he was surely correct.

Millions of people have watched the 2002 video of Daniel Pearl being decapitated. Similar decapitation videos of Western hostages in Iraq and elsewhere have also become runaway Internet sensations.

Led by Youssef Fofana, the Muslim gang in France that kidnapped and tortured Ilan Halimi to death in 2006 also took pictures of their handiwork. Their photographs were clearly imitations of the photos that Pearl’s killers took of him before they chopped his head off.

The pride that jihadist murderers take in their crimes is not merely manifested in their camera work. US Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who massacred 13 US servicemen at Fort Hood in 2009, showed obvious pride in his dedication to jihad. Hassan gave a presentation to his colleagues justifying jihad. He carried business cards in which he identified himself as an “SOA,” a soldier of Allah.

Similarly, Naveed Haq, the American Muslim who carried out the attack at the Seattle Jewish Federation building in 2006, murdering one woman and wounding another five, bragged to his mother and friend about his crime in monitored telephone calls from jail. Haq boasted that he was “a jihadi” and that his victims deserved to die because they were “Israeli collaborators.”

[...]

THIS SITUATION is bad enough on its own. But what make it truly dangerous are the West’s responses to it. Those responses together with the crimes themselves expose the depraved and perilous nature of our times. And they show that Merah’s death can bring no closure to this story.

[...]

Ignoring and denying the openly expressed aims of jihadists like Merah is of course only part of the problem. The second aspect of the West’s effective collusion with these killers is Western elites’ justification of their crimes.

After initially pinning the blame for the Toulouse massacre on Nazis, when French authorities finally acknowledged Merah’s jihadist identity, they also provided his justification for murder. Speaking to reporters, French Interior Minister Claude Gueant gave us Merah’s name and his excuse at the same time.

Gueant told us that Merah was associated with al-Qaida and he was upset about what he referred to as Israel’s “murder” of Palestinian children.

It should be unnecessary to note the simple truth that Israel doesn’t murder Palestinian children. Palestinians murder Israeli children.

But then, if Merah got his news from the Western media there is a reasonable chance that he wouldn’t know that.

[...]

IN ADDITION to denying, justifying and inciting jihadist violence, Western elites and authorities also engage in facilitating it and, after the fact, excusing it. In the case of Merah, although details are still unclear, it has been reported that he underwent jihadist training by al-Qaida in Afghanistan and was apprehended by Afghan authorities.

Despite his ties to al-Qaida, either US or French military authorities decided he should be sent back to France even though he clearly constituted a danger to French society.

Moreover, according to media reports, French authorities knew that he was dangerous and still failed to apprehend him. They had been informed that at least on one occasion, Merah sought to radicalize a 15-year-old Muslim boy. And yet, he was allowed to remain at large.

[...]

Together, the behavior of proud jihadist warriors of the West like Merah, Hasan, Haq and Fofana, and the depraved silence, indifference and complicity of Western elites with their jihadist aims, form the physical and moral landscape of our time. And it is because of this evil mix of perpetrators and enablers that Merah’s death is not a victory of justice.

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  1. Speranza
    1 | March 26, 2012 11:41 am

    Report: Undercover Israelis in Iran

    Israelis are on the ground and undercover in Iran, according to a report published Sunday in a British newspaper. The question is whether the report, published in The Sunday Times, compromises the safety of the Israeli mission.

    The soldiers were tasked with finding the “smoking gun” evidence that Iran’s nuclear development program is focused on production of atomic weapons, the paper claimed.

    Israeli commandos have been operating disguised as Iranian soldiers, the newspaper reported, infiltrating through the border from a base in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.

    Efforts have been stepped up to determine the activity at the Parchin military complex near Tehran, a facility closed to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection, according to sources quoted in the report, as the window of opportunity to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon rapidly closes.

    Intelligence is also aiming operations at the underground Fordow nuclear plant near Qom, where Iran is intensifying efforts to enrich uranium. Scientists at Fordow have already managed to achieve 20-percent enrichment – beyond that necessary for basic medical needs and attaining that necessary for military use.

    The information is not new, according to the report. Israel has been carrying out the activity for several years, using Black Hawk helicopters to transport the commandos.

    Various types of sensitive military equipment have also been used to monitor the radioactivity and magnitude of explosions that take place during Iranian nuclear tests.

    Israel has repeatedly warned that it will not allow Iran to reach nuclear military capability as the Islamic Republic has vowed to annihilate the Jewish State.


  2. 2 | March 26, 2012 11:41 am

    The Left coddles Islamists.


  3. 3 | March 26, 2012 11:44 am

    @ Speranza:

    This shows all the stories about Israel launching air strikes is BS. It’s to keep the Iranians looking the other way.


  4. 4 | March 26, 2012 11:50 am

    It should be unnecessary to note the simple truth that Israel doesn’t murder Palestinian children. Palestinians murder Israeli children.

    But then, if Merah got his news from the Western media there is a reasonable chance that he wouldn’t know that.

    The Media are the Enemy. It really is that simple.


  5. 5 | March 26, 2012 12:10 pm

    Sorry for the O/T, but it is important.

    Dear Rep. Michael Turner, it’s called TREASON.


  6. citizen_q
    6 | March 26, 2012 12:11 pm

    Meanwhile in other parts of the ooohmah, muslims will be muslims

    Afghan soldier kills 2 U.K. troops on NATO base

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan soldier shot and killed two British troops Monday at a NATO coalition base in southern Afghanistan before being gunned down by international forces, officials said.

    The attack was the latest in a string of so-called “green on blue” attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on their international colleagues or mentors. Such attacks have become increasingly common over the past year, particularly since the burning of Korans at a U.S. base in February.

    Fifteen NATO service members, including eight Americans, have been killed by Afghan security officials or militants disguised in their uniforms so far this year.

    U.S. pays Afghans $50K per shooting death
    AP: Marine killed Feb. 1 by Afghan soldier
    Sgt. Bales wife: Murder charges “unbelievable”

    So now we are compensating muzzies with sharia compliant blood money?


  7. Speranza
    7 | March 26, 2012 12:14 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    This shows all the stories about Israel launching air strikes is BS. It is to keep the Iranians looking the other way.

    I agree. Too much info out there about air strikes. Ummmm has anyone heard about the element of surprise???


  8. Speranza
    8 | March 26, 2012 12:19 pm

    Egypt working to prevent Iran attacks on Israeli targets, sources say

    By Avi Issacharoff
    Egyptian security forces thwarted an attempt by Iran to blow up an Israeli ship in the Suez Canal, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.

    The attack was being planned by two Egyptians who were recently arrested and interrogated, the prosecution in Egypt’s state security court reportedly claimed.
    [......]
    Egyptian security forces thwarted an attempt by Iran to blow up an Israeli ship in the Suez Canal, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported on Saturday.

    The attack was being planned by two Egyptians who were recently arrested and interrogated, the prosecution in Egypt’s state security court reportedly claimed.

    A high-ranking official in Jerusalem said last week that Iranian military experts have been active in Sinai and the Gaza Strip.

    “We can see signs that Iran is building a terror infrastructure throughout Sinai,” he said. The official added that although Israel has responded to every Egyptian request to beef up its forces in Sinai, no significant Egyptian operation has taken place in Sinai since the Egyptian revolution last year.


  9. 9 | March 26, 2012 12:21 pm

    @ Speranza:

    This has more to do with the Syria situation. The Muslim Brotherhood is fighting Iran and Hizb’Allah there. So they went after these cells because of their links to Iran. It wasn’t for Israel as opposed to a Muzzie turf fight.


  10. 10 | March 26, 2012 12:21 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Exactly, they must be treated as an enemy entity.


  11. waldensianspirit
    11 | March 26, 2012 12:22 pm

    I believe muslims should be encouraged to settle their differences their way


  12. Speranza
    12 | March 26, 2012 12:23 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    This has more to do with the Syria situation. The Muslim Brotherhood is fighting Iran and Hizb’Allah there. So they went after these cells because of their links to Iran. It wasn’t for Israel as opposed to a Muzzie turf fight.

    You are probably right. The fall of Mubarak has had negative consequences despite McCain’s foolish statements.


  13. 13 | March 26, 2012 12:25 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    Yup!


  14. Speranza
    14 | March 26, 2012 12:25 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    It should be unnecessary to note the simple truth that Israel doesn’t murder Palestinian children. Palestinians murder Israeli children.

    Actually Palestinians also kill Palestinian children.


  15. 15 | March 26, 2012 12:26 pm

    @ Speranza:

    McCain is giving Obama cover from the Right. Him and his girlfriend on the side, Ms. Lindsey!


  16. Speranza
    16 | March 26, 2012 12:27 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    McCain is giving Obama cover from the Right. Him and his girlfriend on the side, Ms. Lindsey!

    McCain and his girlfriend Miss Graham actually are Manchurian Candidates.


  17. Nevergiveup
    17 | March 26, 2012 12:30 pm

    doriangrey wrote:

    Sorry for the O/T, but it is important.

    Dear Rep. Michael Turner, it’s called TREASON.

    Damn close to treason


  18. Bumr50
    18 | March 26, 2012 12:33 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Nevergiveup:

    That’s one of those so overtly outrageous things that it just might make it to The Daily Show, and therefore the mush-skulls.


  19. waldensianspirit
    19 | March 26, 2012 12:34 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    Yup!

    That’s just the nice multiculturalists we are


  20. 20 | March 26, 2012 12:36 pm

    @ doriangrey:
    @ Nevergiveup:

    With applause from the Media!


  21. 21 | March 26, 2012 12:37 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    I don’t know. Stewart is an Obama cultist. He will not put his beloved Pharaoh in a negative light.


  22. Bumr50
    22 | March 26, 2012 12:46 pm

    @ Speranza:

    They do more damage to the Right simply by going on every MSM news show they can and, well, being themselves than the Democrats and the Left could ever hope to do on their own.

    My grandparents get almost all of their news from such outlets, and so do all of their friends. So when they think “Republican circa 2012,” up pops a picture of McCain, Graham, or at best George Will.

    They need to GO.


  23. Speranza
    23 | March 26, 2012 12:48 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Bumr50:
    I don’t know. Stewart is an Obama cultist. He will not put his beloved Pharaoh in a negative light.

    Actually he is not.


  24. Speranza
    24 | March 26, 2012 12:49 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    George Wiill is past his prime and past his time.


  25. 25 | March 26, 2012 1:11 pm

    @ Speranza:

    SO why does he still carry water for them?


  26. Speranza
    26 | March 26, 2012 1:12 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    SO why does he still carry water for them?

    He actually makes fun of Obama quite often. Stewart is liberal but his audience is far more liberal then he is.


  27. Bumr50
    27 | March 26, 2012 1:20 pm

    @ Speranza:

    He does it a lot more in the area of foreign affairs. That’s why I’m hoping this gets some traction there.


  28. Fred Derf
    28 | March 26, 2012 1:21 pm

    Occasionally Jon Stewart and even Bill Maher go against the liberal grain.


  29. 29 | March 26, 2012 1:26 pm

    @ Fred Derf:

    They may break the mold occasionally, but will do nothing to destroy the Aura of Obama as god-king.


  30. Fred Derf
    30 | March 26, 2012 1:34 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Fred Derf:

    They may break the mold occasionally, but will do nothing to destroy the Aura of Obama as god-king.

    They are too far in to ever get out even if they would want too.
    By the way -- I am loving the Diary of Daedalus threads.


  31. 31 | March 26, 2012 1:50 pm

    @ Fred Derf:

    Charles is ranting about Stormfront and Nazis.


  32. waldensianspirit
    32 | March 26, 2012 1:55 pm

    @ Rodan:
    His Mossberg is his persuader


  33. waldensianspirit
  34. 34 | March 26, 2012 1:58 pm

    @ waldensianspirit:

    It was never called a Tax.


  35. Fred Derf
    35 | March 26, 2012 2:03 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Fred Derf:

    Charles is ranting about Stormfront and Nazis.

    His favorite topics.


  36. 36 | March 26, 2012 2:04 pm

    @ Fred Derf:

    He probably has every book available on the Nazis.


  37. 37 | March 26, 2012 2:06 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Yes, actually it was. It has to be a tax, pretty much, for it to be Constitutional. That is a pretty big thing, if the Supremes are skeptical that it is a tax. I hope they throw the whole thing out, but they probably won’t. The Supreme Court tends to do things in measured steps. I could see them throwing out the mandate without totally invalidating the entire thing.


  38. Fred Derf
    38 | March 26, 2012 2:10 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Fred Derf:

    He probably has every book available on the Nazis.

    He also watched the Military Channel religiously.


  39. 39 | March 26, 2012 2:26 pm

    This will leave a mark:

    With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times, leaving him bloody and battered, authorities have revealed to the Orlando Sentinel.

    That is the account Zimmerman gave police, and much of it has been corroborated by witnesses, authorities say.

    So much for the poor, innocent boy. That’s felony assault. Looks like self-defense wins this one.


  40. Speranza
    40 | March 26, 2012 2:39 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    So much for the poor, innocent boy. That’s felony assault. Looks like self-defense wins this one.

    That won’t get played up.


  41. 41 | March 26, 2012 2:40 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Yup! What the idiotic race baiters have accomplished is show Hispanics are expendable in the Left’s racial hierarchy. We are Brown when convenient and then White when it suits them. If the GOP was smart, which they are not, this could give them a opening in the Hispanic community.


  42. 42 | March 26, 2012 2:40 pm

    New Thread.


  43. citizen_q
    43 | March 26, 2012 2:43 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    I have not been able to figure out how this was a racial incident. Other than rev. al and jesse jerkson were getting a little bored.

    Especially interested in how the Zimmerman was described in the media as a white hispanic, never heard that before. Nor the vigilante lynching obama and holder’s black panthers are attempting to sponsor.


  44. huckfunn
    44 | March 26, 2012 2:53 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    So much for the poor, innocent boy. That’s felony assault. Looks like self-defense wins this one.

    The real Trayvon Martin is starting to take shape and it’s far cry from the pic of the happy 12 year old we’ve been seeing for a month. Quite an accomplishment to have gold teeth and an armload of tats by the time your 17. Also, check out his Twitter nic.


  45. Bumr50
    45 | March 26, 2012 3:03 pm

    @ citizen_q:

    I think they’re trying to use race to get attention, and then switch it to a gun control issue.


  46. citizen_q
    46 | March 26, 2012 3:14 pm

    @ Bumr50:
    That’s as good an explanation as any. Like vultures they wait for some incident that could be twisted to their purpose.


  47. Speranza
    47 | March 26, 2012 3:49 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    @ Bumr50:
    That’s as good an explanation as any. Like vultures they wait for some incident that could be twisted to their purpose.

    Race hustlers are like that.


  48. buzzsawmonkey
    48 | March 26, 2012 3:53 pm

    I’m dreaming of a white Hispanic
    Just like the ones I used to know
    Before las comunistas y Sandinistas
    Made the “people of color” categories grow
    I’m so tired of the racist panic
    Irrelevant relics seek to induce
    Don’t you wish that they’d finally get the news
    They’re the only ones who care
    Who’s black or white or puce?


  49. huckfunn
    49 | March 26, 2012 4:03 pm

    Even the kid’s mother is looking to make a few bucks off of his death.

    Mother Seeks Trayvon Martin Trademarks


  50. darkwords
    50 | March 26, 2012 4:17 pm

    @ 6 citizen_q: We are following the muslim rules in afghani. The lives of any muslim are highly valued when killed by a non muslim. The lives of non muslims killed in the battle have no value. The media supports it.

    We should be teaching them how to value life correctly.


  51. Speranza
    51 | March 26, 2012 4:19 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    @ 6 citizen_q: We are following the muslim rules in afghani. The lives of any muslim are highly valued when killed by a non muslim. The lives of non muslims killed in the battle have no value. The media supports it.
    We should be teaching them how to value life correctly.

    Muslims don’t give a crap about human life otherwise they would not aspire to be “martyrs”.


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