The grievance theater is well rehearsed.
“After Killings in France, Muslims Fear a Culture of Diversity Is at Risk,“– too funny that there is no ‘culture of diversity’ anywhere in Islamistan. Where the soldiers of allah have the upper hand, the diversity goes down the gurgler:Â Muslim in Toulouse after jihad massacre: “We’re the victims in the story”
They are laughing at us. They think we’re stoopid:
AsÂ Muslims in Toulouse claim victim status by whining about backlash, Mohamed Merah’s father is going them one better, having the gall to claim that his son was murdered:
“Mr Merah thinks that his son was murdered”: Father of Toulouse Jew-killing jihadist makes good on threats to sue police, hires lawyer
It gets worse:
Marine Le Pen claimed Mr Sarkozy was guilty of “undignified capitulation” to Algerian authorities. Â Mr Sarkozy yesterday denounced a threat by Mr Merah’s father to sue the French state for killing rather than capturing his son as “disgraceful and indecent”.
- Toulouse Jew-killing jihadist may have been informant for French intelligence services–The French are denying this now, but Merah does seem to have told an agent that he had some tips for her, but was actually going to kill her.
It’s wrong to make victim of child killer
Paul Sheehan @ the Age
Even after it was revealed that the killer was a Muslim who supported al-Qaeda, progressives went into overdrive to dissociate the violence from Islam.
“Mohammed Merah did not kill without distinction. He was highly specific. He wanted to kill Muslim soldiers in the French army. He wanted to kill Jews. His killings were premeditated.”Â Photo: Getty Images
Shares in The New York Times Company have slid from $US25 to $US6.89 (S6.60) during the past four years. The company has stopped making money. Its flagship newspaper has also stopped making sense when confronted with realities that do not accord with its ingrained world view.
On March 20, after Europe was rocked by a string of murders in France,Â The New York TimesÂ ran a prominent story which inferred the killings were a byproduct of anti-immigrant sentiment: ”The political debate around the shootings, and whether the deaths were somehow inspired by anti-immigrant talk, is likely to continue – both as a weapon in the presidential campaign and as a more general soul-searching about the nature of France . . . In a period of economic anxiety, high unemployment and concerns about the war in Afghanistan and radical Islam, the far right in Europe has made considerable gains.”
For theÂ Times, the greatest threat to social cohesion in France is the far right, not the demographic challenge presented by an increasingly disaffected, de-assimilating, rapidly growing minority of 5 million Muslims.
Even after it was revealed that the killer was a Muslim who supported al-Qaeda, progressives went into overdrive to dissociate the violence from Islam. The most egregious example appeared on the ABC website, by Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at Oxford. He set new lows in rationalising bigotry:
”Twenty-three-year-old Mohamed Merah was a familiar face within and beyond his neighbourhood. People describe him as quiet, easy-going, nothing at all like an ‘extremist jihadi Salafist’ ready to kill for a religious or political cause . . .
”Religion was not Mohammed Merah’s problem; nor is politics. A French citizen frustrated at being unable to find his place, to give his life dignity and meaning in his own country, he would find two political causes through which he could articulate his distress: Afghanistan and Palestine. He attacks symbols like the army, and kills Jews, Christians and Muslims without distinction. His political thought is that of a young man adrift, imbued neither with the values of Islam, or driven by racism and anti-Semitism.”
What a load of reprehensible drivel.
Mohammed Merah did not kill without distinction. He was highly specific. He wanted to kill Muslim soldiers in the French army. He wanted to kill Jews. His killings were premeditated. He filmed the murders as he did them, a tactic frequently used and advocated by al-Qaeda. He had a history of crime and a collection of weapons. He told police he had travelled to Afghanistan and Pakistan to train as a jihad fighter. He had been on a watch list of Muslim extremists, one reason the police found him quite quickly. When they approached he opened fire.
His film of the shootings was mailed to the al-Jazeera TV network for dissemination. The footage depicted all seven murders, taken with a camera slung from the gunman’s neck. The film had been dub