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Racial Profiling

The killing of Trayvon Martin was almost universally understood as racism. So, why is the Toulouse murderer just an “overgrown adolescent”?

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Mourners and Israeli Zaka Volunteers stand around the bodies of teacher Jonathan Sandler (R), and his children Gabriel 4, Arieh 5, and Miriam Monsonego 7 (L) victims of the Toulouse school shooting, during their funeral in Jerusalem March 21, 2012. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Media coverage of the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a “neighborhood watch volunteer” while he was drinking iced tea in a gated community in Sanford, Fla., has rightly been significant and indignant. Pundits and politicians in the United States and Europe have asked incisive questions about what role racial bias played in the murder. Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, compared the killing of Martin to the lynching of Emmett Till and said it presaged a “dark hour” for “race relations in America.” “Blackmaleness,” wrote the critic Toure in Time magazine, “is a potentially fatal condition.” Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted that in America, it isn’t safe for African Americans to walk after dark. On Friday, President Obama weighed in: “If I had a son,” he said, “he’d look like Trayvon.”

This outrage has been completely justified. But compare the coverage of the Martin killing to the rather different narrative that emerged in the media’s coverage of the Ozar Hatorah murders in Toulouse.

Here are the facts: Muhammed Merah chased 8-year-old Miriam Monsonego across the playground of Ozar Hatorah, the Jewish school she attended, grabbed her by the hair, and shot her in the head. Just moments before, he shot Gavriel Sandler (age 4), Aryeh Sandler (age 6), and their father, 30-year-old Rabbi Yonatan Sandler. In the two weeks prior to the murders at Ozar Hatorah, Merah shot three French soldiers—all Muslims—because, as he muttered on videos he shot of the murders, “You kill my brothers; I kill you.’”

Holed up in his apartment and surrounded by an anti-terror squad, Muhammed Merah called French state television and explained that it was necessary to shoot Jewish children and French soldiers as a protest against the country’s ban on the veil and the French military’s presence in Afghanistan. He added the requisite cri de coeur against the daily injustices visited upon the residents of Gaza and the West Bank.

Merah’s motivation seems blindingly clear. Apparently not. “Muhammed Merah stands before us like an overgrown adolescent, unemployed, at loose ends, soft-hearted but at the same time disturbed and incoherent,” Tariq Ramadan, professor of Islamic Studies at Oxford University, wrote on Friday. If only the “soft-hearted” jihadist had a job and higher self-esteem. Paris-based writer Diana Johnstone, who previously wrote a book doubting the Srebrenica massacre, told an interviewer that France’s “chickens were coming home to roost” because of its foreign policy. Britain’s Stop the War Coalition, fronted by Labour Party grandee Tony Benn, argued on its website that shooting children was “the terrible and disastrous outcome of the West’s war policies and anti-Muslim racism.” The article made no mention of anti-Semitism.

While those inhabiting the left-wing fringe apportioned blame to France and Israel’s policies, many mainstream media and political figures—lazily assuming this was an Anders Breivik-style terrorist attack—blamed the violence on the rhetoric employed by President Nicolas Sarkozy’s faltering re-election campaign.

Before Merah was fingered as the killer, centrist presidential candidate Francois Bayrou argued that murders in Toulouse “had their roots in the current state of French society,” referencing recent debates over immigration. The New York Times speculated that the shootings “were somehow inspired by anti-immigrant political talk,” arguing that Breivik’s mass murder in Oslo was provoked “in some way by too harsh a debate in Norway about immigrants and foreigners.” A column by the Guardian’s former Opinion page editor (and two unsigned editorials from the same paper) also implied the murders were the work of far-right terrorists, stirred to action by Sarkozy.

Never mind the raft of data showing the rise in anti-Jewish feeling in France. Many fretted that the killer’s religious affiliation would reflect poorly on his peaceful coreligionists. The Washington Post editorial board helpfully advised France that “more discrimination against Muslim communities is hardly the right response” to terrorism, while warning that “far-right leaders are seeking to exploit the tragedy.” How the country should combat Muslim anti-Semitism was left unexplored. During the siege of Merah’s apartment, France 24’s media editor James Creedon warned of the coming “free reign” of “far-right discourse” and the “risk of stigmatization” of French Muslims. Meantime, his channel’s psychological “profile” of Merah quoted an expert explaining that “a personal problem or the loss of a job or a political act” could have provoked the attacks. Again, no mention of anti-Semitism.

If mainstream critics want to minimize the influence and impact of far-right parties, they would be advised to address both Islamophobia and the attendant problems of extremism in immigrant communities. When concerns about Islamist influence are dismissed by mainstream parties as radioactive (and by pundits as subterranean racism), legitimate political issues are ceded to reactionary, opportunistic political parties. If you doubt this, just look at the relative success of the populist right in traditionally social democratic countries like France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland where traditional parties have long ignored the prickly issues of immigration and assimilation.

It’s odd, then, to see sentences like this, in an Associated Press dispatch filed the day Merah was killed: “After authorities identified Merah, a man with a long record of petty crimes, Muslim and Jewish leaders joined in a single voice to warn against any bid to stigmatize Islam.”

Like America’s reaction to the murder of Trayvon Martin—who would likely be alive today had he been white—the French should move the debate toward the toxic anti-Jewish ideology that motivated Muhammed Merah.

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Daniel Winter says:

These tragedies, as all tragedies do, serve to magnify and amplify deeper truths. It is a sad time in world history. How about those of us exhorted to “get over” the Holocaust go ahead and “get over” it just as soon as the world makes abundantly clear that it is safe to “get over” it, rather than continue to employ the double standards which make horrors such as the Holocaust possible, if not inevitable?

Nikki says:

Referred here via a tweet on VICE – - this is probably the best commentary on these events that I’ve seen so far.

Thanks for sharing that.

Thank you for the clarion voice, Michael.

Jason M. says:

I’m kind of shocked by this. EVERY piece of news I’ve read about the Toulouse tragedy referred to an anti-Semitic motivation, and none dismissed the murderer as an “overgrown adolescent.” Maybe the fact that Merah killed several Gentiles as well is what led to some of the navel-gazers to speculate to wider motives.

Finn McCann says:

The killing of Trayvon Martin was murder & the known perpetrator has not been apprehended by the police. The murderer in France was apprehended by the police. Both crimes were horrific & left very hurt and broken families
Sad consequences all round

Josh says:

Insightful article

FreeMind says:

Well there’s a difference between being a victim because of your race (white/black etc) than because of your religion or culture (Jewish/Muslim/Irish/Romanian etc). The first is more serious to most people.

Michael R says:

To Mr. “Free Mind:”

Bullshit – To me there is no difference at all. To be targeted because of who you are – that’s equally appalling no matter what the category.

MonkFish says:

Excellent article.

Jacob Arnon says:

“Well there’s a difference between being a victim because of your race (white/black etc) than because of your religion or culture (Jewish/Muslim/Irish/Romanian etc). The first is more serious to most people.”

Jews are not just a religion and a person grows up with his culture just as you did “FreeMind.”

From “free mind’s” point of view if someone kills him because he is a “free mind” and not because he he is white/other color then the crime is not as serious.

Looked at it from another point of view if the murderer of the Black kid says he shot him because of his culture and not because he was “black” then the crime was not as heinous.

Any which way you look as “free mind’s” comment it makes no sense.

Jacob Arnon says:

Neither the left nor the liberal left media will change their views: when a Muslim kills Jewish babies it’s the fault of the Jews.

It also shows how “Islamophobic” the society is for wanting to blame Muslims for killing Jews.

The only sane response at this point is for Jews to leave France and I may add England.

These two countries have the most Jews in Europe and antisemitism has been on the rise there for years.

It’s not going to get better.

clarice Feldman says:

Did you so prejudge the Tawana Brawley case; the Duke Lacrosse case, the setting on fire in Kansas last week of a white student after racist ranting by his teacher? I think it an outrage that you have prejudged the Zimmerman case, The press details so far are ever shifting and inconsistent. BOOO

Michael says:

Jake, telling 800,000 people to pick up and leave is not a very sane idea.

Jay K says:

Why are people overlooking the fact that Merah also killed muslims and them first? Anti-semitism was a convenient vehicle for the general discontent of an “overgrown adolescent,” who needed somewhere to belong to. He did not start the rampage with the single goal of blaming everything on the Jewish people nor was he told by the French people to be anti-semitic.
Discrimination exists everywhere for all kinds of minority groups, but that doesn’t automatically equate to killing sprees. Mr Moynihan may point out an asterisk gone amiss but not the dominant issue here.

jacob arnon says:

JayK, telling 800 thousand people to stay and be slaughtered in ones twos and threes is not a very sane idea.

Ultimately it’s up to them to stay or leave, I wasn’t merely suggesting what I would do.

Robert says:

Martin would have been alive if he had been white? Yeah right.

10 years after 9/11 and you still don’t get it. Islamism is not considered a far right threat by the media. It is a revolutionary and anti-western movement that the far left sympathizes with. Liberal newspapers like NYT squirm at any mention of Islamism because it “offends Muslims” ignoring the fact that Islamists kill Muslims every day in the Muslim world.

I don’t think Tariq Ramadan is any kind of closet extremist but he’s the guy who provides the “mea culpa” for the terrorists,an Edward Said of our age. Diana Johnstone and Tony Benn will support anyone who attacks western countries. Your characterization of Michael Moore as “liberal” is hilarious. Moore is no more liberal than Glenn Beck. Moore loves dictatorships and autocracies as long as they are left-wing.

quizblorg says:

“Why are people overlooking the fact that Merah also killed muslims and them first?”

Jay K, are you too dense to realize that his targeting of Jews and his targeting of Muslim soldiers serving in Afghanistan both stem from the same ideology? And that this ideology is a deeply anti-Semitic one?

Why would Martin be alive if he was white? He was killed by a multiracial Hispanic whom police were satisfied was attacked by Martin.

This story is still developing. It’s very unrpofessional to rush to judgement just because some of the media, Al Sharpton and President Obama have.

The only part that ‘racism’ played in the Martin killing was the fact that blacks commit an astronomical percentage of crime in relation to their population. Who knows what actually happened? Zimmerman was bleeding from the face when the cops arrived so there was a fight between the two. If Martin’s reaction to being stopped and questioned was to instigate a fight, Zimmerman had every right to defend himself by any means necessary
The only ‘racism’ is the predatory ‘racism’ which is manifested by blacks in their continuous crime wave against whites.

Good piece. Was not aware of the obscenely feel-for-the-perpetrator viewpoints were being propagated by supposedly thoughtful people across the ocean. In America the right wing has Rush and Fox. But overseas, the left has every bit as much of its own aggressively dishonest ideologues.

jacob arnon says:

Also good insightful piece by Barry Rubin:

“Exhibit three is Catherine Ashton, whose career was originally built on running the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament which favored unilateral Western disarmament in the face off Soviet tyranny. She is now the EU’s foreign minister. In response to the Toulouse shooting, she has issued a statement here that spends more time reciting the sufferings of children in the Gaza Strip than about antisemitism and the demonization of Jews and Israel.

Left out is the fact that Gaza is ruled by an organization, Hamas, that is openly antisemitic, openly preaches genocide, frequently has carried out terrorist attacks against Israelis and Jews, and then glorifies those who did the murders. Remember that the only reason Hamas can rule Gaza is that Israel voluntarily withdrew from the territory in a gesture intended to promote peace, something Ashton and much of the Western media and governmental elites usually don’t mention.

When Hamas maintains a war with Israel, firing rockets, missiles, and mortars, Israel defends itself. Hamas also deliberately sites military arsenals and weapons in residential areas. Thus, civilians and even children are accidentally killed by Israel in the fighting. This is precisely what happens in other wars, including those being waged now by EU countries.”

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/03/21/the-true-perpetrators-of-the-antisemitic-attacks-in-toulouse-and-throughout-the-world/2/

Just to complete the record, it should be noted that the three French paratroopers murdered were Muslims, a fact that Mr. Moynihan conveniently forgot to mention.

Moynihan,

This nut also gunned down three Muslims, who were French soldiers. Not because they were Muslims, but because they were soldiers.

The guy was a crackpot. A nut. At best, a psychopath with visions of religious and political glory.

But he killed Muslims and Jews. Muslim young men. Jewish kids and their dad. He shot the Muslims for being soldiers. He shot the kids and their dad for being Jewish. They’re all dead. You don’t get a special victim status here. Not because of religion. Not even because of age.

They’re all dead.

George says:

He killed the 3 soldiers precisely because they were MOSLEM. Islamic law forbids moslems from taking up arms against fellow moslems. Even worse is fighting in an infidel army against moslems. As these soldiers were serving in the French army which has taken part in the war in Afghanistan, they were an even higher value target than non-moslem soldiers.

The lack of knowledge among the American and Western public regarding Islam is astounding but not surprising. That is the primary reason the fiction that the terrorists have hijacked Islam has been accepted by so many. They are all acting in perfect accordance with core tenets of the Koran.

annie says:

I am looking forward to someone comparing the treatment of the lone perpetrator who slaughtered 16 Muslim civilians (9 of them children)in Afghanistan recently, to the perpetrator of the horrendous hate crime in Toulouse. Now there is a contrast. Bullets right to their brains. Did they try to run away, did he chase them down and pull their hair before he burned the bodies?

Those 9 Muslim children, no one even published their names in the western media. Shame.

jacob arnon says:

Annie, there is no comparison.

The American soldier is facing murder charges and might be executed.

There was also no outcry of sympathy for him as there was in France from many antisemitic leftists and even at least one school teacher.

Why do you hate Jews, Annie?

George says:

What happened in Afghanistan and Toulouse are not comparable. In Afghanistan you have an a decorated American soldier on his 4th tour of duty in one of the most Islamofascist nations on earth. Where ‘peaceful’ villagers by day become Taliban fighters at night. Where ‘friendly’ Afghan police and army routinely murder American and NATO personnel. Where virtually no American soldier trusts any Afghan police or army members. Bales simply snapped in this environment. Merah on the other hand was a French national with known terror associations who carefully planned out his murders to the point of filming them. Both horrendous acts, but the Toulouse killings were the cold,calculated and heartless act of a Jew hating moslem while bales was an American combat veteran who lost it. Very different pathologies at work.

jacob arnon says:

George as a former soldier I must say that we were trained to handle situations like that.

Every soldier knows what the rules are and how he has to behave no matter how savage the enemy is. We are a nation of laws and those who in uniform have a duty to obey the laws of war. If you snap you will face charges.

You are right to say that the killings are not comparable.

The French Muslim was acting out of sheer hatred of Jews and of secular society.

The filming and killing of babies is such a monstrous thing to do.

It was cold it calculated and it was all the more barbaric because of it. It wasn’t the act of a deranged human being. It was the act of a fanatic hater.

H

George says:

Jacob, the rules are one thing, what actually happens in the heat of battle is another. I guarantee you, compared to what happened in WW2, Korea and Vietnam, our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been models of proper behavior.

jacob arnon says:

The soldier charged with murder was not a model.

He will have his day in court.

We don’t need to be perfect in order to judge criminality on the part of Islamic fanatics.

andrew r says:

George: “What happened in Afghanistan and Toulouse are not comparable. In Afghanistan you have an a decorated American soldier on his 4th tour of duty in one of the most Islamofascist nations on earth. ”

So basically Merah’s victims were true human beings while Bales only killed subhumans. You’re right, that’s not comparable at all.

Carrie says:

Wonderful article, thank you.

George says:

‘So basically Merah’s victims were true human beings while Bales only killed subhumans. You’re right, that’s not comparable at all.’

Those are your words, not mine. But you’ve got the ‘not comparable’ part right.

The lesson is to wait for the details before reaching conclusions. Contrary to what you say, it’s not clear what motivated the shooter in the Martin case, eventhough political leaders from all over the country who know nothing about the case seem able to rise above this minor issue. Additionally, those in the French media blaming this on overheated campaign rhetoric- well, that smacks of the aftermath of the Giffords shooting, when the media blamed Sarah Palin, again without waiting for the facts. Finally, you haven’t seen the media talk about anti-semitism in this case? let me introduce you to the ny times, le monde, and 98% of legitimate news sources.

andrew r says:

George, you clearly think islamofascists have less right to live. You said in no uncertain terms that the civilians killed by Bales could become Taliban fighters. Merah killed the Jewish children because he associated them with Israel. So there is no difference between that rationale and how you justified Bales’ actions. It boils down to executing innocent people because of guilt-by-association. In your case there are extenuating circumstances when your favorite people do it.

jacob arnon says:

andrew is an antisemitic poster who was banned under the name Joachim and also as Jules.

For example here:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/89334/the-hitler-test/

jacob arnon says:

Don’t expect sympathy from Joachim Martillo for murdered Jewish babies. He is on the other side

andrew r says:

1. No, I am not these Jules or Joachim people you accuse me of being.

2. If you think I have no sympathy for ‘murdered Jewish babies’, please learn English and reread my post above.

Just a precision: Of the 3 soldiers he killed only 2 were Muslims and the third Catholic. The 4th wounded black soldier was also Catholic.

Merah had no idea his victims were Muslims, he was just shooting French soldiers.

jacob arnon says:

If that is so, Andrew, why can’t you articulate the difference between and anti-Semitic French Muslim Flaneur (who recorded his foul deed) and an American soldier suffering from some kind of severe combat induced mental disorder. (Not that that should keep the military from putting him on trial for murder).

The two murderers had their different private motives and demons to slay. Here is where the difference lies between them: context, situation, motivation, self-possession, mental disposition all where different.

The similarity is in the people they slew. Death tends to equalizes and dehumanizes equally the little girls murdered in Afghanistan and in Toulouse. This is what murder accomplishes. This is part of its awfulness: it strips victims of their individuality.

To go beyond that is self-indulgence.

George says:

Andrew, you’re playing word games but not very skillfully. I suggest that rather than attempt to interpret my statements to fit your agenda, you pose your comment as a question in need of further clarification instead of a declarative fact.

andrew r says:

“If that is so, Andrew, why can’t you articulate the difference between and anti-Semitic French Muslim Flaneur (who recorded his foul deed) and an American soldier suffering from some kind of severe combat induced mental disorder.”

The difference is there’s going to be a lot more English press self-righteously trying to disown this guy when in fact the society that produced him is responsible for turning him loose. Islam didn’t create Merah but the USA did create Bales and it murdered those 16 (or more) people with him.

“(Not that that should keep the military from putting him on trial for murder).”

This is a screamingly ignorant remark considering the military’s history of prosecuting killers. Have you noticed that opening fire on the ground might conceivably get you in trouble, but no one’s ever been prosecuted for killing civilians from the air?

My theory: That has a lot less to do with justice and more with the psychological disconnect from firing a missile at 30000 feet. Bales is only arrested on the off chance he’ll do the same thing back in the US. Had he murdered 16 people in an ooops-my-bad airstrike, we wouldn’t even know the bastard’s name.

Phil N says:

The bias of the author is clear when he refers to left wingg candidate Bayrou as a centrist. The left leaning media of both France and the US loved the idea of the murders in France being the work of a right wing nut. When it turned out to be the work of a radical Moslem, an idea they didn’t care for, he became a “lone gunman.” Similarly, the main stream media loved the story of black youth being gunned down by a white vigilante. They were of course a little disappointed when the shooter turned out to be hiswpanic. Now details are coming out that brings the whole story as portrayed in the press into question. In the mean time demagogues such as Al Sharpton have jumped in. What both of these events show is that the media is very biased.

Richard Z. Chesnoff says:

Am currently in a Paris still reeling from the Toulouse slaughters. Moynihan’s article is brilliantly put. Bravo!

jacob arnon says:

Andrew you clearly have an anti-American agenda.

You are also wrong to say that “Islam didn’t create Merah but the USA did create Bales…”

If the US produces people like Bales then there are mercifully few people like him in the military.

You know nothing about the Jihadist Merah:

“But a rather different note was struck by Merah’s brother Abdelkader, who was with him when he stole the scooter used in the drive-by shootings, and who is now being questioned in Paris. He said he was unaware Mohamed was planning the attacks, “but was very proud of him”. Yesterday, French media also reported that Abdelkader’s mobile phone had been found near the scene of Jewish school where his brother killed three children and a teacher, and that the two men had dined together the night before. His brother’s message of defiance came as it was further revealed that the family had connections to an imprisoned al-Qaeda suspect. Merah’s mother had married the father of Sabri Essid, 22, who was arrested in Syria in 2006 at an al-Qaeda safe house for militants en route to Iraq. Merah visited Essid in a French prison, and sent him money. He had also, in January, visited a radical Syrian-born preacher known as “The White Emir”, who drew young fundamentalists to his home 30 miles outside Toulouse.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9165091/Toulouse-shootings-the-making-of-a-French-jihadi-killer-with-a-double-life.html

Who was a product of French Islamic culture.

Jay K says:

jacob arnon, so are all French muslims Jihadists and anti-semites? also your use of the word “flaneur” is inaccurate. in general, without knowing the whole truth, it’s wrong for anyone to say one murderer was sane while the other was deranged. it’s a legal difference but nothing about the either event should be considered a normality. i don’t know where your solid conviction comes from, but i’d be more cautious before saying someone else knows “nothing.”

Bill in AZ says:

“The killing of Trayvon Martin was almost universally understood as racism.”

Universally? Says who? Those who claim to
“understand” before facts are in evidence are dangerous.

jacob arnon says:

Jay K: “jacob arnon, so are all French muslims Jihadists and anti-semites?”

Where did I say that?

“also your use of the word “flaneur” is inaccurate.”

The term flaneur has a long history in French culture. It has no one meaning.
“in general, without knowing the whole truth, it’s wrong for anyone to say one murderer was sane while the other was deranged.”
Anyone who cold bloodedly picks up a young girl by her hair and shoots her in the head while filming the whole process is acting in a calculated manner. This is what the Nazis did. This is what the German Nazi the “butcher of Lyon” Klaus Barbie used to do.

Merah wasn’t deranged. He was a cold blooded calculating murderer.

“i’d be more cautious before saying someone else knows “nothing.”’

Jay K, anyone who says that Merah wasn’t the product of Islamic culture knows absolutely nothing about the man.

My convictions are shaped by reading and getting lots and lots of information.

Where do yours come from?

Jay K says:

Jacob, I find it pointless to argue with someone so blinded by his own views that he would bend everything to fit them.

Truly unfortunate that you cannot see that yourself or your “lots and lots of information” could be mistaken for one second for at least one part.

I must point out then that you previously addressed me erroneously when it was someone else who talked about the “800 thousands people.”

I understand that you feel the need to express yourself, but a little more patience could serve you well.

Finally, as a fluent French speaker, I don’t need to be lectured about the history of the word flaneur, and the generally-accepted usage of this term now rarely used in any other way is the one used by Baudelaire.

Other people can be as patronizing as you, you know.

George says:

jacob arnon, so are all French muslims Jihadists and anti-semites?’

Many,many more are Jihadist sympathizers than are not. And the vast majority are anti-Jewish. Not surprising given the strident anti-Jewish declarations found in the Koran and the rigorous anti-Israel and anti-Jewish polemics they are subjected to by their clerics.

jacob arnon says:

Jay K says:
“I must point out then that you previously addressed me erroneously when it was someone else who talked about the “800 thousands people.””

When and where did I said that you talked about “800 thousand people?”

I agree that it’s pointless to talk to you in French or in English or Yiddish for that matter.

btw: congratulation on being able to google
“flaneur.”

jacob arnon says:

Never mind about the “800 thousand people” it was a one liner by a poster right above you. Easy to confuse given the

Michael says:

“Jake, telling 800,000 people to pick up and leave is not a very sane idea.”

Jay K says:

“Why are people overlooking the fact that Merah also killed muslims and them first? Anti-semitism was a convenient vehicle for the general discontent of an “overgrown adolescent,” who needed somewhere to belong to. He did not start the rampage with the single goal of blaming everything on the Jewish people nor was he told by the French people to be anti-semitic.”

Each post makes Jews out to be powerless.

Still, Jay K’s post is the more obscene exculpating both French Muslims and French society in general from the hideous antisemitic barbarity.

jacob arnon says:

It’s also obvious that Jay K wasn’t well informed on who Merah was or why Merah murdered those Jewish very young girls.

a.non says:

What will it take for Western countries to start taking domestic Islamic terrorism seriously? Does a month ever go by in the US without some plot being executed or exposed? Yet the chief of police in New York was chastised by everyone for showing a video about Islamic extremism. Political Correctness kills! American Muslims need to stop whining and start having some shame about their co-religionists. If they care so much about human rights they should go home and worry about human rights in their countries of origin.

Liesel says:

Congratulations on this article. I don’t know that the comparison holds up — a bad Florida LAW enabled Dayvon’s killer and French LAW doesn’t enable people like Zimmerman or Merah, for that matter.. The French don’t have Merah’s support system and haven’t arrested his brother yet. Will we do better and get rid of this redneck law?

No one seems to consider the hideous murders in France a possible crime of opportunity. I suggest that the way Jews are portrayed in the mostly scurrilous French and Arab press may have made these innocents the victims of a “drive-by shooting” on Merah’s busy way to find more uniformed soldiers. I hope a real investigation will end official grandstanding, punish those behind Merah and hamper further murders. Let’s see less firepower and more responsibility from the French who can do better but often don’t.

And more guards at Jewish sites. When I lived there, Jewish communal sites never would have identified themselves with a sign like the one in photos. with good reason! The Le Penists are a major factor in elections, and they incite even those they scorn, this time French Muslims. Don’t overlook the most popular television series in the Muslim world, based on the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Some French can, and will, cite every vicious “fact” point by point.

Still, this was one of the most thorough articles I’ve found, though Tablet should have responded earlier . This article shows why.

andrew r says:

“Many,many more are Jihadist sympathizers than are not. And the vast majority are anti-Jewish. Not surprising given the strident anti-Jewish declarations found in the Koran and the rigorous anti-Israel and anti-Jewish polemics they are subjected to by their clerics.”

This could have been written in the 1930′s about Jews: “Many, many more are USSR sympathizers than are not. And the vast majority are anti-gentile. Not surprising given the strident anti-gentile declarations found in the Talmud…”

It’s called acting like you know something when you really don’t.

Liesel says:

Sorry I got Trayvon’s name wrong.

Phil N says:

andrew r left out the part about jews gunning down children. Oops, they didn’t. It makes his statement just stupid.

andrew r says:

Actually, the stupid one is you: You just admitted if Jews did gun down children it would have justified anti-semitism.

philip mann says:

It seems that nobody needs any deep reason to kill Jews. stopping the Muslims from being free,stomping on Turkish honor gaza. Whatever works.

On one of the recent articles here,an Israeli minister said that Russia is not going to give a flood of immigrant to Israel again. well,guess what. Holland came close to writing an anti-shechita law,and may yet do it. France and England are getting very uncomfortable for Jews. Not all of Europe`s Jews will leave, but many may take that step.

jacob arnon says:

Liesel says:

“No one seems to consider the hideous murders in France a possible crime of opportunity.”

This was considered, Liesel and proven wrong.

Merah wasn’t on his way to look for more French soldiers. He drove up to the Jewish school at the precise hour when students were arriving for class.

The school is also located on a very quiet street and didn’t advertise itself as such.

This was deliberate terror attack by people who knew what they were doing. Merah was alone as far as we know, but it is thought that he might have had help planning the attack.

jacob arnon says:

“Actually, the stupid one is you: You just admitted if Jews did gun down children it would have justified anti-semitism.”

It might have, in the eyes of many French people but they didn’t gun down children nor adults.

Had Jews gunned down Frenchman in the 1930′s or earlier they would have been murdered in a pogrom.

The Dreyfus affair a few decades earlier showed what would have happened.

Andrew needs to read more about French history.

He needs to learn that it was French pacifists of the left that used antisemitic
stereotypes to attack Leon Blum because they said that as a Jew he wanted to start a war against Nazi Germany.

It was these same “pacifists” who opposed helping the Spanish Republic defeat the Franco’s falangists.

Antisemitism in France has a long pedigree on the left as well as on the right.

jacob arnon says:

Here is the latest. I had a hunch that this wasn’t a lone gunman:

“Toulouse Killer’s Brother Charged in Rampage” By JTA

http://www.forward.com/articles/153692/toulouse-killers-brother-charged-in-rampage/#ixzz1qAfKSdd1

Phil N says:

Of course an Islamist did gun down children in the name of his religion which makes it acceptable to hate Islamists.

GilGamish says:

Democracy Now covered the story when it looked like the murders were committed by a right wing racist. When the identity of the murdered was revealed they dropped the story.

jacob arnon says:

The ferocity and senselessness of the murders except as an indication of sheer hatred of Jews reminds me of the attack on the Mumbai Synagogue in India a couple of years back.

Marty says:

When concerns about Islamist influence are dismissed by mainstream parties as radioactive (and by pundits as subterranean racism), legitimate political issues are ceded<<<<

To return to the Trayvon Martin case: Extremist groups are offering "dead or alive" bounties, vowing "retaliation" against unspecified persons and Jews are having to take pains to deny that the suis generis killer (who may have a Jewish father) is Jewish.

Given this climate one wonders why the President of the United States feels compelled to inject his speculation on how a putative son of his would resemble Trayvon Martin? How is that relevant and who needs to do the soul searching here?

andrew r says:

“It might have, in the eyes of many French people but they didn’t gun down children nor adults.”

There is one place in the world where you can join a Jewish army and shoot children – Here’s the latest example
http://mondoweiss.net/2012/03/israeli-military-shoots-14-year-old-protester-in-face-with-rubber-bullet.html

Of course had this taken place during the heyday of French antisemitism this wouldn’t have cause any backlash against French Jews because racism against Jews and Mideasterners went hand-in-hand. Only now it’s less expedient to be racist against Jews.

“He needs to learn that it was French pacifists of the left that used antisemitic
stereotypes to attack Leon Blum because they said that as a Jew he wanted to start a war against Nazi Germany.”

Pacifists of the left that were neither pacifist nor left. Kind of like the Holy Roman Empire. I think this paragraph gave me zero net education on French history.

Michael says:

Odd that the author would discredit all the pundits of the media who were certain that a Nazi, or other non-Moslem explanation of Merah’s murderous deeds could explain them. Yet he is entirely credulous in accepting that the explanation for ‘The killing of Trayvon Martin was almost universally understood as racism.’

Only among the media is it explained as racism, because they see all Blacks as victims as a projection of their own guilt, and so all acts against Blacks are acts of racism. It is a focus point of their larger self-loathing, and detestation of Western culture in general. But the facts, now coming in, tell a different story, in which an eye-witness observed Trayvon Martin attacking Mr. Zimmerman, who ultimately shot him. This account seems to be backed up by the 911 tapes. Author Moynihan slanders Mr. Zimmerman when he asserts that he is a bigot, and that Trayvon Martin would be alive today if he were white. Just as the European media is clueless and disingenuous when discussing Mohammed Merah and Moslem Jew-hatred, so is the American media clueless and disingenuous, Tablet magazine included, when talking about racism in America. In Europe Liberals cannot accept the reality of Islam, while here they cannot accept the failure of the their approach to racism and continually blaming the white man.

andrew r says:

“It is a focus point of their larger self-loathing, and detestation of Western culture in general”

Western culture. Like Christianity and Judaism. Very western. Originated in the west. The west is the best. Get here and we’ll do the rest.

George says:

Andrew R, are you sure that Mohammed R wouldn’t be a more honest ‘name’ for you? I would hate to think a non-moslem could be so lacking in common-sense , knowledge and logic to be making the same idiotic posts attributed to you. Jews don’t intentionally seek out moslem children to murder. Moslems have done so many, many times. Because it pleases their Allah. As drilled into their heads by moslem clerics. To compare Israeli soldiers firing rubber bullets at arab children rioting by throwing firebombs and large rocks is an example of your stupidity.Especially when anyone knows that arab governments have no problem murdering anyone who dares to protest PEACEFULLY against them, children included. But I would not expect a moslem to acknowledge that.

To compare arab children killed because the brave fighters of Hamas and Hezbollah routinely use them as shields with the Toulouse murders is but another example of your idiocy. But, from long experience, I know that making rational distinctions is not something many moslems are able to do when it comes to Jews and Israel. Isn’t that so, Mohammed…..or Andrew? Or whatever you claim to represent.

andrew r says:

Well George, it’s kind of hard to answer your rational distinctions (haha) directly without pointing out that Israel became a Jewish state because of open warfare on civilians by the Zionist paramilitaries that were formed under the British mandate.

Granted, “Jews don’t intentionally seek out moslem children to murder.” I’m Jewish and I don’t do that. However, the Zionist movement in Palestine adopted the goal of creating a majority of Jews in that country – even though Jews were less than 10% of Palestinians circa 1882-1917. They preferred European Jews, but circumstances led to them accepting Mideastern Jews despite the racist hatred for them by illustrious Israelis like Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol.

But that’s a tangent. The point here is that civilians had to be targeted so Israel could become a Jewish state and so it can be maintained as such. So technically the Zionist movement did not seek out children to murder. It simply chose a course of action where you can reasonably expect them to have to murder children who are an obstacle to the Jewish state.

Also, you are accusing without evidence Izz Tamimi of throwing firebombs and rocks. Or is being Palestinian enough evidence for you?

In any case, racial segregation is below the standard of civilized behavior that I was taught in US public school. So you can hardly expect me to support violence to defend it. Firing rubber bullets at kids who throw rocks and firebombs go in that column, as the military assault on THEM preexisted said throwing.

George says:

‘Granted, “Jews don’t intentionally seek out moslem children to murder.” I’m Jewish and I don’t do that’

You’re not Jewish. I’m sure of that. You’ll have to learn to select your words more skilfully if you want to succeed as a Jew-poseur.

andrew r says:

אני בר-מצווה

George says:

أنت لا اصدق

jacob arnon says:

“Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera television network in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

Al Jazeera received a computer memory drive containing a montage of footage accompanied by Islamist war songs, and sent the package on to police on Monday, the source close to the investigation told Reuters.

An Al Jazeera employee contacted by Reuters confirmed the report.

The package was dated Wednesday, March 21, the day that police surrounded Merah in his apartment in the southern city of Toulouse after a massive manhunt, according to a report in the Parisien daily newspaper.

French special forces shot the young Islamist the following day after a 30-hour siege.

“Investigators are trying to find out whether the letter was posted Tuesday night by Mohamed Merah himself or by an accomplice Wednesday morning,” the newspaper wrote.

Merah, who said he was inspired by al Qaeda, admitted to killing three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi in a spate of shootings that sent shockwaves through France.

The Paris prosecutor in charge of the case said last week that the Merah had filmed each of the shootings.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/26/us-france-shootings-video-idUSBRE82P10U20120326

jacob arnon says:

andrew r

You keep trying to justify the murder of Jewish children with bogus historical postings.

You know no more about historical Zionism than you do about French history.

btw: If the presence of Jews in Palestine led justifies Arabs violence why wouldn’t the presence of millions of Arabs in Europe
justify violence against Arabs by indigenous Europeans?

Never mind that it’s the Arabs who are perpetrating violence against others in Europe.

Your whole shtick is full of anti-Jewish hatred.

To tell the truth with support for bloodthirsty racist murderous genocidal Zionist invaders, interlopers, and thieves in Stolen and Occupied Palestine at levels of at least 80% among international Jews, I am surprised that there is not more of this sort of thing.

If Jews want to be viewed as innocent victims, they must start denouncing Zionism, Zionists, Zionist settler colonists, and the State of Israel categorically and unequivocally.

Marty says:

“Had Jews gunned down Frenchman in the 1930′s or earlier they would have been murdered in a pogrom”

Jacob Arnon:

I agree with you. Actually this did happen. Herschel Grynszpan a 17 year old Jew living in Paris shot Ernst von Rath, an official at the German embassy in Paris to protest the deportation of his family by the Germans.

History records that this resulted in what we remember today as “Kristallnacht”.

jacob arnon says:

Marty,

Van Rath was not a Frenchman, not a child, and not innocent.

I don’t know why you posted this faux example.

Of course, whenever Jews in Europe or in the Arab world took up arms to defend themselves they, because they were a dispersed minority, they were killed often t the last child, woman, and man.

read the recent history of Jerusalem by Simon Montefiore and you will what I mean.

Many examples of Jews accused of one imaginary crime or another and then massacred.

The blood libel case in 19th century Damascus was one such incident though that one didn’t end in a massacre thank goodness.

The claim by died in the wool moralsitic barbarian antisemites like Andrew and Joachim who now speaks in his own voice set in a blood thirsty throat is bogus.

Jews come out of Judea. Judea is why Jews ere called Jews. The notion that Jews invaded a country not their own is as preposterous as claiming that the Greeks are not indigenous to Greece.

In fact it’s the Arabs who are not indigenous to Palestine.

Even the Turks who come from Central Asia conquered Asia minor and are not indigenous to Turkey.

Jews lived in Jerusalem for thousands of years and when there was trouble they would be killed and exiled yet they always came back because it was and in their home.

jacob arnon says:

the Nazi Joachim is posting here again “in his own name.” His post add nothing to the discussion and merely express a genocidal hatred of Jews.

Forum editor, please take note.

Marty says:

“I don’t know why you posted this faux example”

Well it took place in Paris.

Otherwise you are right in that it is a “faux example” as was the hypothetical Andrew R posited.

I posted it because it seemed to me that Andrew R’s comparision was absurd and I think this case illustrates that.

There is no ethical distinction between slaving and Zionism.

Slavers stole Africans with force, violence, and terrorism. Slave holders kept stolen Africans with force, violence, and terrorism.

Zionist invaders stole Palestine with force, violence, and terrorism. Zionist interlopers keep stolen Palestine with force, violence, and terrorism.

In face slaving is less evil than Zionism. For slavers and slave holders, slaves were valuable property. From then standpoint of Zionists the native population of Palestine are simply vermin to be killed or expelled.

Because more slavers mean more slaves, from the standpoint of ethics, slaves have the right to kill any slaver (even a slaver child) anywhere any time. By qal wahomer, Palestinians and their supporters should have the right to kill Zionists.

As for ridiculous claims from bloodthirsty murderous racist genocidal “shit for brains” ethnic Ashkenazim that they have any rights to Palestine, the Romans discussed the distinction between Judean and Judaic populations almost 2000 years ago.

Non-Judaean Judaic populations descended from converts vastly outnumbered the Judean population of the Roman Empire. Non-Roman Judaic populations descended from converts (see the Book of Esther) vastly outnumbered the Judaic populations of the Roman Empire.

No one should even use the term Jew to apply to populations before the 10th century when Medieval Rabbinic Judaism crystallized thanks to the efforts of Saadya Gaon and colleagues.

Modern Jews are almost entirely descended from convert populations whose only connection to Palestine is mythological. The Greco-Roman period Judean population almost entirely converted to Christianity and Islam. Modern Palestinians are almost entirely the descendants of the native Greco-Roman Judean population.

Zionists have been lying to gentiles for over a century and have been manipulating the USA “for the sake of the Jews” to immense harm of American interests for over 60 years.

Jews that want to combat the completely legitimate worldwide increase in anti-Jewish feeling need to reform the completely vile bloodthirsty Jewish culture that has been developing for the last 150 years.

Jews have an outrageous record of assassination, violence, and murderousness since 1848.

It is high time for Jews to own Jewish crime and to reform Jewish behavior starting with total renunciation of Zionism and denunciation of international Zionists as criminals that must be arrested for giving material aid to Zionist terrorism.

Some important Jewish assassinations:

Alexander II

Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin

Nicholas II & immediate family

Note that Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna and Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich were children when vicious animalistic Judeobolsheviks killed them

Ernst vom Rath, who was a careerist German official and under Gestapo suspicion

Symon Vasylyovych Petliura, who despite common Jewish bigotry was not an anti-Semite and tried to stop anti-Jewish violence in the Ukraine

In Palestine during the 1930s the bloodthirsty racist genocidal Zionist invaders created Special Night Squads to carry out targeted assassinations of Palestinian leaders

jacob arnon says:

Three more posts by that vile Nazi Joachim Martillo.

Isn’t anyone monitoring these threads?

I wish posters would ask that Martillo’s hate creeds be deleted.

George says:

Actually Jacob, I find them very funny. The invented ‘history’ posing as fact and the distortions are familiar to most who come here. It’s always amusing to see the ‘mind’ of these Jew-haters at work. Saves us the work of having to visit Stormfront for a refresher.

George and Jacob Arnon typify two of the ways that prejudiced Jews deal with the facts.

jacob arnon says:

JCSM says:

“George and Jacob Arnon typify two of the ways that prejudiced Jews deal with the facts.”

This JCSM probably meant to say:

George and Jacob Arnon typify two of the ways that Jews deal with prejudice.

jacob arnon says:

“Student Beaten Outside Jewish School in Paris”
By JTA

http://www.forward.com/articles/153829/student-beaten-outside-jewish-school-in-paris/#ixzz1qMJmTyiC

One more reason why many Jews will be leaving France in the near future.

FreeMind says:

Joachim Martillo, I think you are inventing your own facts because “The Jews” did not kill czars Alexander II and Nicholas II. It was probably done by regular non-Jewish Russians. Also, if Jewish anarchists did something bad 100 years ago, that doesn’t mean “The Jews” did it.

Also, stop throwing terms like “genocide”, “murderousnes”, “bloodthirsty” and other lies about Israel when you probably know yourself that if you were an Arab you’d rather live in Israel than in any Arab country. Arab-Israelis live in paradise compared to any other Arabs.

JCSM says:

Nope, Narodnaya Volna was heavily penetrated by Jews.

At least one assassin Gessya Gelfen was Jewish. Figner almost certainly was of Cantonist background while planners and advisors at the highest level (like Mark Nathanson) were Jewish.

Such data is all concealed by Jewish studies (pseudo-) scholars who are worried much more about whether facts are good for the Jews than about the truth.

As for Zionist atrocities in Palestine, Jews have to start being honest about Zionist barbarism — it is a direct and continually evolution of Jewish brutality that is easily traceable to the Napoleonic Wars when Jewish profiteers in alliance with German aristocrats starved the non-Jewish bourgeoisie and poor (with the agonizing death of many non-Jewish children something that seems to excite Jewish Neocons to this day).

This type of Jewish predatory behavior spread throughout the European Jewish and in particular the ethnic Ashkenazi community while Jewish crime including kidnapping, white slavery, sabotage, targeted assassination, mass killings, ethnic cleansing, and genocide spread through Europe, the Soviet Union, and the ME became the determining feature of the 20th century.

Don’t babble crude and vulgar Zionist propaganda!

Palestine should have been the gateway to Arab-Islamic modernization and mutual collaboration with the West.

Instead thanks to Zionist crime it has become a vale of tears as racist genocidal Jews murder the remnants of Arab Palestine before our eyes.

Decent Jews would renounce any connection with social-political-cultural Jewishness as ethnic Ashkenazi members of my family have.

Far too many Jews whine that Germans constitute a Tätervolk, but the term applies far more strongly to modern Jews, who have spread their crimes worldwide since the French Revolution.

jacob arnon says:

JCSM you distort history in the same way that Joachim and his ilk does.

In fact you are him under another one of your assumed names.

You should be banned and your posts erased because while some like George and myself and probably many others know that you are posting antisemitic lies based on invented history many readers do not.

jacob arnon says:

“Far too many Jews whine that Germans constitute a Tätervolk, but the term applies far more strongly to modern Jews, who have spread their crimes worldwide since the French Revolution.”

This by JCSM is a familiar antisemitic claim that goes back to at least to the 19c French antisemitic parties.

George says:

Of the 4 bomb throwers who assassinated Alexander II, none were Jewish. Alexander was a notorious anti-semite as were all the members of the ruling monarchy administration. Under his rule Jews could not own land, and were restricted in travel. In addition it is estimated that 500,000 Jews lost their lives in pogroms, many of which were government incited, between 1881 and 1917. Which makes it even more remarkable that no Jews were among those who killed Alexander. Kindly pass this information on to your fellow Nazis so they do not appear as ignorant as you if they choose to post comments here.

jacob arnon says:

Finally it’s the contemporary de-legitimization and demonization campaigns aimed at Israel and Jews by Islamists and their Western supporters on the left and right is fueling the attacks and murders of Jews world wide.

Not Israel’s policy of self defense but the condoning of BDS by moralistic savages is the culprit here.

jacob arnon says:

BDS, btw, stands for:

Boycott Blacklist of Israel and Jews

Demonization and Delegitimization of Israel and Jews

Supersessionism, (part of modern Muslim modern theology)

Angie says:

While it seems the Travon Martin case is about race, I am appalled that so many people are passing judgement before there has been any chance to do a real investigation. From the moment it happened, it was decided by the public and media the shooter was guilty. I believe in laws and in a nation of laws and a justice system. The justice system has not had even a chance to work and the public is clamoring for the blind to be removed and the scales tipped. That frightens me.

andrew r says:

Martillo and arnon really deserve each other. Racism is stupid no matter who the target is. And when you write something racist, you can’t disguise that it’s anything but.

jacob arnon says:

Not true that all racism is the same.

Andrew’s rationalized form of racism is far worse than that which reacts on instinct.

The aim of a Martillo and and Andrew may be the same, the ultimate eradication of Israel and the Jewish people, but Andrew like his Stalinist forebears pretends that he is acting in the name of universal “peace’ and “morality.”

Andrew is a moralistic antisemitic barbarian.

jacob arnon says:

One would never know from reading Andrew’s latest temper tantrum that he compared the murder of Jewish little children in France to the bombing of Afghan Taliban from by US forces.

Also, what Andrew is really saying is that there is no difference between Nazis and Jews.

JCSM says:

Arnon and George spew all the typical lies that litter Jewish studies.

One does not have to be a bomb-thrower to be one of the assassins in an assassination conspiracy any more than one must carry a gun to be a bank-robber in a plot to rob a bank.

Alexander II was notorious reformer although Poles generally do not consider him to be so. He emancipated the serfs. He also ended the most misguided of his father’s Jewish policies.

Czarist subjects did not have freedom of movement or residence. Jews were not treated different from other subjects. If I remember correctly, Columbia Professor Stanislawski asserted that the legal status of Jews was actually better than that of other subjects because it was somewhat codified and not mere autocratic arbitrariness.

The claim of 500,000 Jews murdered between 1881-1917 is pure crap.

Esau’s Tears by Lindemann is a good place to start to learn how much Jews lie about Jewish history.

At a recent anti-Semitism conference in Tel-Aviv, Simcha Epstein the eminent historian of French Jewry admitted that right-wing “anti-Semitic” accusations of Jewish profiteering and conspiracy starting from the Napoleonic Wars were hardly unjustified just as Yale Professor Benjamin Harshav has stated that there was a lot of truth in the accusation of Judeo-Bolshevism.

Jews have done tremendous damage in Eastern Europe, the territory of the Czarist Empire, Germany, Austria, the UK, France, the USA, and the ME.

We have to face facts. The percentage of modern Jewish Nazis should be pegged at at least the 80% figure that supported the IDF’s Gaza Rampage. In contrast the German Nazis probably never had majority German support for Nazi war policies.

Until the at least 80% of Jews that give material support to Zionist terrorism are arrested, incarcerated, and fined out of all their assets, we should considered a clear and present danger to the USA to exist.

andrew r says:

“he compared the murder of Jewish little children in France to the bombing of Afghan Taliban from by US forces.”

Of course, the comparison was with the bombing of Afghan civilians. Regardless of what the bomber was supposed to hit, the fact that the USAF bombs anything in Afghanistan for any reason is motivated by the same hatred for Muslims that Merah carried for Jews. No matter if the target was civilians or Taliban.

If Merah had a fleet of B-52s, he could have carpet bombed Toulouse and pretended he only wanted to kill French soldiers. Carrying out a military operation with the full knowledge that civilians will be killed is killing civilians deliberately.

And the burden is on the attacker to prove the operation is defensive; vague assertions like the Taliban sheltered al-Qaeda don’t cut it. I’m not even convinced all the civilian casualties inflicted by the Red Army in WWII was necessary, and that was unquestionably a defensive war for the USSR.

“Also, what Andrew is really saying is that there is no difference between Nazis and Jews.”

Boy, would I like to read the verbatim quote by myself that gave you this idea.

I garbled my last sentence.

I should have written the following.

Until the at least 80% of Jews that give material support to Zionist terrorism are arrested, incarcerated, and fined out of all their assets, we should consider them a clear and present danger to the continued existence of the USA.

Tariq has been accused in the 1990s’ of anti-Semitism,[http://www.jta.org/news/article/0000/00/00/10932/Antiglobalizationc] and criticized for injecting false ‘victimhood’[http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/its-wrong-to-make-victim-of-child-killer-20120328-1vyqq.html][http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4209729,00.html] in Arab-Islamic Mohamed Merah’s[http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4207446,00.html] racist[http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i7jdZVqPPyy3zZqd0K_qnLCAx9CA?docId=CNG.8bdea6e1fd8bef4adba8e04dfb823ccb.01] [http://www.france24.com/en/20120321-france-shootings-siege-live-report] Jewish school massacre in March 2012 described as “Nazi-like crimes,” in Al-arabiya.[http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2012/03/29/203955.html]. Merah was a member of jihadi pro strict Sharia-implementation, Caliphate promoter[http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6204.htm] Forsane Alizza, banned in France (Jan. 2012) for inciting ‘racial hatred.’[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9164004/Toulouse-killers-brother-may-have-met-radicals-in-the-UK.htm]

Tariq has been accused in the 1990s’ of anti-Semitism,[jta.org/news/article/0000/00/00/10932/Antiglobalizationc] and criticized for injecting false ‘victimhood’[smh.com.au/opinion/politics/its-wrong-to-make-victim-of-child-killer-20120328-1vyqq.html][ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4209729,00.html] in Arab-Islamic Mohamed Merah’s[ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4207446,00.html] racist[google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i7jdZVqPPyy3zZqd0K_qnLCAx9CA?docId=CNG.8bdea6e1fd8bef4adba8e04dfb823ccb.01] [france24.com/en/20120321-france-shootings-siege-live-report] Jewish school massacre in March 2012 described as “Nazi-like crimes,” in Al-arabiya.[http://english.alarabiya.net/views/2012/03/29/203955.html]. Merah was a member of jihadi pro strict Sharia-implementation, Caliphate promoter[memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6204.htm] Forsane Alizza, banned in France (Jan. 2012) for inciting ‘racial hatred.’[telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9164004/Toulouse-killers-brother-may-have-met-radicals-in-the-UK.htm]

jacob arnon says:

The Nazi brothers JCSM and Andrew r are still here, still pushing their anti-Jewish genocidal agenda.

Because the rabid Zionist (Jewish Nazi) Jacob Arnon consistently makes accusation of Nazism against anti-Nazis, who naturally hate and despise Zionism (Jewish Nazism), I am providing a short overview of the Nazi nature of Zionism.

The fundamental ideological components shared by Zionism and German Nazism are: politicized ethnic fundamentalism (or ethnic monism), extremist organic nationalism, social Darwinism, biological determinism, essentialism, primordialism, perverted eugenic theory, opposition to race mixing for causing ethnic degeneration, and the corresponding belief in national revival through racial purity.

Jews (even many self-avowed Jewish anti-Zionists) often become indignant, claim Jews could not possibly be Nazis, and fling accusations of anti-Semitism when anyone points out that German Nazism and Zionism are for all intents and purposes practically identical when the obvious substitutions are made.

To believe that Jews of all ethnic groups could not possibly be Nazis or develop their own form of Nazi ideology is simply an assertion of Jewish racial or ethnic supremacism in association with the idea of Jewish ethical or spiritual superiority.

Decent anti-Zionist Jews, like those in my family, demand the immediate arrest of all Zionist Jews as material supporters of Zionist terrorism.

Such Zionist Jews should be tried, convicted, incarcerated and fined out of all their assets as US law requires.

George says:

It’s common procedure to indicate what you’re copying and pasting from, in your case that strong supporter of all things dear to the Jewish people and dependable allies of the Islamofascists and Nazis, mondoweiss.net.(:>)

Bill Capell says:

I would appreciate if you would get FACTS about the Trayvon Martin shooting before you go off half-cocked writing an article like this. Holding trial in the media is not acceptable. At least wait until you hear what goes on in the grand jury. There are legitimate reasons why Zimmerman, apparently a champion for his community and blacks, was not charged. Wait until you find out what those are before you convict him or anyone else.

Jesse Mazer says:

“There are legitimate reasons why Zimmerman, apparently a champion for his community and blacks, was not charged.”

Really? You know this how? As it turns out Zimmerman is likely going to be charged after all. And under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground”, the only reason he wasn’t charged to begin with was that “the police made an initial determination that they did not have probable cause to believe that the force George Zimmerman used against Trayvon Martin was unlawful”, according to the discussion of the law here. Do you really trust that an immediate judgment by some police officers is a good guide to whether Zimmerman’s claims about the circumstances of the shooting are true? I think there is good reason to eliminate all such laws, in a matter of life and death it should always be the default that a formal legal procedure would be required to determine if someone’s story about the reasons for a killing are plausible, it shouldn’t be a matter of the snap judgments of police officers.

Actually Trayvon’ Martin’s killer is now in police custody.  Unlike Merah, he turned himself in. 

By contrast the Toulouse murderer decided to end his life in a police standoff and tried to kill more on his way out. 

Of course, that it took the murder of several Jewish children to get the French police to finally take this killer seriously remains a concern. 

Except that it holds a certain sense when millions more cannot open their own eyes to the growing racial hatred towards Jews that continues to end with Jews getting killed and the perpetrators and the wider community getting absolved for their bigotry.

I think andrew that you answer your own question.  Deaths that occurred during combat, and in particular, an air attack (bombing / missle attack) is something that is done from 30,000 feet up.  While it wouldn’t change the ultimate outcome for those killed, and could be a war-crime depending on the actions taken by the pilot / gunner, pre-meditated murder, which is what Bales is accused of, is different.  Bales went looking for people to shoot, he wasn’t firing at an enemy during combat. 

 The biggest miracle of all, Jacob, was that the Jews who “returned” to what was known for centuries as, dare I say it (?), Palestine, were no longer brown-skinned as were the Mizrahim throughout North Africa and the Middle East, but as white as any other fellow European or North American. 

This would seem prove the theory of the discredited Russian geneticist, Troferim Lysenko, Uncle Joe Stalin’s favorite, who believed that people’s skin color would evolve over time into a hue that was more in keeping with the climate of their new environment, e.g., after generations living in Norway, the descendants of black immigrants from Africa would soon begin having white children and dark skinned Jewish Arabs, no longer exposed to the burning Middle East and North African sun would do likewise. What you and your fellow Jewish tribalists would like the world to believe was that, when it came to Jewish Arabs, at least, Lysenko was right.

Any visitor to Israel can quickly see the difference between the Mizrahi and the Ashkenazi and, unless in denial, will note that those Israelis who consider themselves to be Jews are as ethnically diverse as any large city in Europe or the US.

MizzLala…
Trayvon Martin Hmmmmm Well i Heard So Many Things About This Boy In He Maybe Had His Days Of Fun But George Zimmerman Why Would You Do This Poor Little Boy Like  That You Been Wacthing Him For Awhile Just Tell The Jury The Truth You Wanted To Kill Trayvon Cause You Didn’t Like Blacks In That Night That Cold Dark Rainy Night It Gave You The Chance To Kill Trayvon Martin You New He Didn’t Fight With You And Everyone 
No That We Heard This Little Boy Screaming For His Life And Then Your Gun Shot That Shot You New That Was Gone Kill Him And Didn’t Think Noting Of It In Now You Think His Family Gone Forgive You I Don’t Think So All They Wont Is They Justice For They Son….But This Is Me TRAYVON MARTIN IN I WONT JUSTICE <3 

emunadate says:

It is so absurd and outrageously insulting that the media talks about Merah as an overgrown adolescent, unemployed, at loose ends, soft-hearted as though we can understand why he did what he did. He is a monster that murdered innocent people and should be viewed that way. A racist, murder, heartless monster and nothing less. Just like all the other murders out there. If that reported lost one of their loved ones in such an act would they have so much compassion for them? Anti-semitism lead the horrific holocaust…http://emunadate.blogspot.com/2012/04/oprah-and-elie-weisel-at-auschwitz-part.html

HannaH43 says:

there is no evidence of racial racial prof’iling where do  you see it
we do love make all things racist in this country.  most non-racist country in the world this poor victim black folk which is not true in this country. FBI reports most racial crimes are black attacking whites not whites attacking blacks’ stop this lie . more racist attacks against Jews ‘s then blacks its

The Zionists and their lapdogs want a Muslim holocaust

HannaH43 says:

Trayvon Martin Was not murder. The only reason the person was charged for murder was he almost looked almost white in this insane race conscious society. was a 6 foot 2 drug pusher. man who shot him was Protecting his own life will be found innocence and president Obama’s comment on the case was disgusting for president. I know of no other president has commented Ongoing case. He said if he had a son, it would look like Martin same day two young men who look like Martin murdered a Hispanic woman in Miami. I do not hear the presidency if he had sons would just look Just
like those two murderers

fiona64 says:

The man who shot Trayvon Martin was told not to leave his house by the 911 operator and police. He went outside with his gun and shot Trayvon Martin, who was guilty of no crime except being black in public. Trayvon Martin was unarmed — unless you count a soda and some Skittles. Yep, so very dangerous.

Your racism is disgusting.

fiona64 says:

Except, you know, not. Ethnic minorities are given longer sentences for the same crimes than whites, and are more often falsely accused. You might want to read up: http://urbanpoverty.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/files/2011/01/Ronald-Weich-and-Carlos-Angulo-Racial-Disparities-in-the-American-Criminal-Justice-System.pdf

Fedup says:

Why can’t a white man born in Africa and became an American citizen call himself an “African American ” when most of the American “African Americans ” have never even been to Africa ?

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