Did you read that a self-proclaimed Muslim barbarian shouted his contempt for his judges yesterday at the start of his trial for the torture and murder of a young Jewish man.
Anti-Semitism has been on the rise right across Europe for years now and France has a particular problem when it comes to certain “youths” in les banlieues.
Youssouf Fofana, 28, who led a loose-knit gang of youths from an immigrant housing estate, swaggered into court and shouted “Allah will conquer” as the court began hearing a case into a killing that horrified France and the world Jewish community in 2006. Mr Fofana and most of his 26 alleged accomplices have admitted their roles in the kidnapping of Ilan Halimi, 23, an assistant in a Paris telephone shop, who was held for ransom for 24 days in the suburb of Bagneux.
Mr Fofana, whose parents came to France from Ivory Coast, denies killing the victim, who was tied up in a cellar and tortured with acid, cigarettes and knives. He died in an ambulance after Mr Fofana dumped him by a railway line and allegedly set him alight.
In a way, Youssouf the barbarian lays down the challenge. “Allah will conquer” OR “Allah will be conquered”. I am not sure there is a middle way, since the advance of Islam into the West is an existential threat to our essential liberties. The brutal slaying of this young Jewish man – and the evident PRIDE that his alleged Islamic killers feel – is an issue that most European politicians shy away from confronting since it makes their multiculti talk talk seem hollow and useless in the face of barbarism. Yet the consequences of ignoring the threat that scum such as Fofana represents are very real and terrible. Where is the voice of Muslim outrage over the likes of this murder? All I hear is silence…..