Five years after the horrific Charlie Hebdo massacre in France, it looks like the nation has learned nothing.

In 2017, a 29-year-old Muslim man named Kobili Traore called the daughter of his Jewish neighbor, Sarah Halimi, a “dirty Jewess.”  Halimi was frightened of this man, she told neighbors.

A couple of weeks later, early in the morning, Traore showed up and beat Halimi before throwing her to her death from a window.

He was heard shouting “Allahu akhbar” and “Shaitan,” which means “Satan” in Arabic. 

Even though Traore admitted to killing his neighbor, the Paris Appeals Court just decided not to prosecute him for the murder.  Sure, he killed her because she was Jewish, the court ruled.  But his mental health and consumption of marijuana before the killing caused a “delirious episode” that meant he could not be held legally responsible for his actions. 

The Jerusalem Post has the details about the ridiculous decision and ensuing protest:

Several thousand Jews marched in Marseille in protest of the ruling, which leaders of French Jewry, including the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish communities, have suggested was designed to avoid scrutiny of Muslim antisemitism.

Rabbi Haim Korsia criticized the decision, calling it “a grave breach of trust,” and I agree.  This is a reprehensible decision that will basically give Muslims a Get Out of Jail Free card for murdering Jews.

“Should it be inferred from this decision that every drug-addicted individual is licensed to kill Jews?” Korsia asked.

It’s a rhetorical question, because the answer is so obvious.

This is despicable and outrageous, especially only five years after the blood ran in the streets of Paris.

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