Sometimes, novels are prophetic. I am thinking of George Orwell and
Jean Raspail who both imagined life in the late 20th and early 21st
century. Raspail is the novelist who imagined that a dark-skinned
barbarian horde would take over France. His work, The Camp of the Saints(1973)
was originally condemned as “racist.” Slowly, over time, European
government leaders began reading his novel and consulting with Raspail.
I have written about his work before HERE and HERE in my book, The Death of Feminism.
In January of 2006, Ilan Halimi was brutally tortured for three full
weeks in Paris by gangs of African Muslim immigrant torturers. The
media did not describe them as “Muslims,” but rather as “youth,”
“militants,” “gang-members, “immigrants,” and “immigrants from Africa.”
Neighbors took turns and joined in torturing Halimi. Other neighbors
heard his screams and did nothing. Some came to watch. Halimi died on
February 13, 2006. The ringleader of the gang, Youssouf Fofana fled to
Ivory Coast in Africa but was extradited back to France. He and 18
others are facing a trial in his torture and murder. American
expatriate journalist, Nidra Poller, has written about this horrific case.
Now, a visibly Jewish, kipah-wearing 17 year-old, Rudy Haddad,
walking in a Jewish quarter, was set upon by 15-30 “African
immigrants.” No one is saying whether they are Muslims or not. Alright,
Martians from Africa beat Haddad with iron bars and fractured his
skull. Haddad, like Halimi, and like their attackers, are also of
African or possibly Arab descent–as was Sebastien Selam who was
murdered in Paris in 2003. Haddad has just come out of a medically
induced coma. According to a Jewish Telegraphic Agency report:
“While French officials were quick to condemn the attack, most fell
short of identifying the crime as anti-Semitic, saying the police first
needed to complete their ongoing investigation. French President
Nicolas Sarkozy told reporters while visiting Israel this week that he
was “particularly shocked by what happened to a young French boy, on
the pretext that he was wearing a kipah,” the AFP news agency reported.
In an initial presidential statement Sunday, Sarkozy denounced the
attack but did not draw such conclusions.” Read the JTA REPORT, HERE.
However, various representatives of the French Jewish community have
denounced this horrific crime as “anti-Semitic” which, when last I
checked, is also considered a form of racism.
So, where are all the anti-racists now? I hear no condemnations. The
silence is chilling. And all too predictable. Where are the mainstream
media? Where is FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and the International Herald Tribune?
(Only ABC ran a Reuters’ 190 word story earlier today). When I googled
this story, the first three pages consisted of stories filed by small
bloggers and mainly by Jewish and Israeli media. (Military Photos
carried a story as well). But where are The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times? For heaven’s sake: Where is Le Soir, Le Monde, and Figaro? Has France’s Channel 2 covered this?
Arguably, Channel 2 bears a great responsibility here for that is
the channel that broadcast the fake murder of Mohammed al-Dura and that
sued for defamation when Philippe Karsenty described the coverage as a
hoax. As we all know, the French Court found that Karsenty’s criticism
was not “libelous.” Charles Enderlin, of Channel 2, has vowed to appeal
this decision and has gotten 300 of his journalist-buddies to form a
circle of support for him.
I think that Haddad’s grieving family and the Chabad community (to
which Haddad was apparently connected since he was on his way to pray
at the Beth Chaya Mouchka Lubavitch synagogue), might explore a lawsuit
(or at least a demonstration) against the state-owned Channel 2 and
against Enderlin. If you think this is a far-fetched suggestion, please
consider the other options.
Indeed, what is to be done? Do Jews world-wide, beginning in Europe,
and particularly in the 19th arondissement in Paris, need Israeli
Defense Forces to guard them as they walk to Parisian synagogues?
Do French police officers need to guard individual Jews just as they
have been forced to guard each and every synagogue and Jewish Center
ever since Palestinian terrorist leader Yaser Arafat began his
murderous campaign in the late 1960s of airplane hijackings, hostage
taking, and synagogue and airport bombings, etc.?
Must France, and for that matter, all Europe, start deporting
African and/or Muslim immigrants? (Oh I can just hear the civil
libertarians shutting down their minds. Even I’m slightly queasy about
this suggestion). Or must France consider deporting only African and/or
Muslim immigrant gang-members? (What if a gang member reforms
and is rehabilitated and we deport him back to a country which
practices torture and kidnaps young children as soldiers in their
barbarian armies?) Well then, how about deporting African Muslim
immigrant gang members who have previously been convicted of violent crimes?
(But you can’t hold someone’s past against them, it may not predict
their future, they may turn over a new leaf, etc.) Alright, then. What
is the magic formula that will allow Europeans to act against the
barbarians in their midst without having to live with something that is
worse than barbarism, namely, that most-dreaded of accusations:
Clearly, Europe is willing to sacrifice its Jews to African
immigrant and/or to Muslim barbarism. Will it prove willing to allow
secularists or Christians to also be sacrificed to barbarism as well?