Baked Al-Akhbar

Following on from the news of antisemitism in Germany, here’s a story from France:

Halimi, 65-years-old at the time of her death, was subjected to a frenzied beating and then hurled from a third-floor window in the early hours of Apr. 4, 2017, by Traore, a neighbor in the same public housing project in eastern Paris who broke into her apartment.

Terrified neighbors who alerted police after hearing her cries for help reported that Traore had shouted the words, “Allahu Akhbar,” and, “Shaitan” (Arabic for “Satan”), during Halimi’s ordeal.

Police investigations later revealed that Halimi had told relatives that she was scared of Traore, who insulted her visiting daughter as a “dirty Jewess” a few weeks before the murder.

It’s a hate crime, right? No, don’t be silly:

Traore’s lawyers, however, have insisted throughout that their client was too intoxicated from his ingestion of cannabis to be held responsible for his actions. On March 20, a third psychiatric report commissioned by the investigating judge in the Halimi case concurred with this assessment, arguing that Traore’s consumption of cannabis had eliminated his “discernment” (a clinical term for “judgment”).

Get blind drunk and commit a crime? Pokey for you, sunshine. Get high as a kite on cannabis and murder a Jewish woman while screaming “Allahu Akhbar”? Well, he didn’t know what he was doing.

In a statement carried by the Jewish publication Alliance, the BNVCA  —  a Paris-based group that works with victims of antisemitic attacks — said that the investigating magistrate in the Halimi case had concluded that the murderer, Kobili Traore, was heavily intoxicated on marijuana when he committed the killing, and mentally unfit to stand trial.

The term “protected classes” really does mean just that, doesn’t it?

The group added that it was now “very pessimistic about the real possibilities of eradicating antisemitism when the culprits are neither tried nor sentenced.”

It concluded: “We fear that this decision will encourage other so-called mentally ill people to commit other anti-Jewish crimes.”

And it seems Jews’ membership of a protected class is highly dependent on who is attacking them.

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12 thoughts on “Baked Al-Akhbar

  1. “We fear that this decision will encourage other so-called mentally ill people to commit other anti-Jewish crimes.”

    That might be the best example of dry ironic wit I have seen for a long time.

  2. I’ve smoked a bit of weed in my youth and it never had that effect. If the lawyer had claimed that his client was desperate to get into the victim’s fridge, then that would be a slightly more plausible defence.

    Mental illness is such a vague concept that it could be argued that any criminal is suffering from it.

  3. This is truly unbelievable. Setting aside questions about weed being legal in France and not haram for Muslims for some reason, is the State accepting that this substance, if ingested in enough quantities, can make someone throw Jews out of windows? So the French are on the same page as Jeff Sessions now, so long as it protects a murderer? I’d “honk honk” but it’s too damned depressing.

    The monster that Euro elites have built is truly horrifying.

  4. If you had a plan to murder an old lady but you got stoned first, wouldn’t you be much more likely to say screw it, I’ll do it tomorrow, and instead head off in search of a favorite snack food?

    If this guy responded this way to cannabis, maybe he really is insane.

  5. and not haram for Muslims for some reason

    Look up the origin of the word ‘assassin’.

  6. @Daniel Ream

    +1

    Also, modern GM “weed” eg skunk is not the same as 60s happy hippy “weed” – skunk is dangerous.

    I’m no expert, but maybe similar to crack vs coke.

  7. The term “protected classes” really does mean just that, doesn’t it?

    Indeed. Blair created and May & Corbyn support another one:

    Baked A’my Thunder

    Betrayal

  8. I mean, if a guy’s liable to flip out and throw old ladies out the window, surely he’s a danger to those around him and ought to be confined to a mental asylum, even if he’s not sufficiently compos mentis to stand trial and be sent to a regular prison?

  9. Seems like a “get out of jail free” card…

    I think the judge felt compelled to rule this way (or was compelled to do so by progress, if the courts work the same way as my experience of French companies) because 2 expert panels out of three decided that the attacker (who does not contest the facts, if I understand correctly) was mentally unfit to stand trial. At this level, I assume a judge must still apply the law regardless of whether the outcome matches the intent of said law… However this is confirmed to be subject to appeal at appeals court and then presumably again at supreme court. I assume that these courts have the power to decide whether the existing law is actually achieving its stated intent.

    If this attacker is freed, I assume there will be a protest I can join in my city…

    Terrible ordeal for the family to have to go though this though…

  10. skunk is dangerous…I’m no expert, but maybe similar to crack vs coke.

    I’m, shall we say, well versed for a layman. And no, it is not dangerous, except of course when taken by psychopaths with violent tendencies whose religious indoctrination allows (encourages?) them to visit harm on certain people. Though the same can be said of coffee.

  11. @Daniel Ream

    Interesting, thanks! Reminds me of the sake that kamikaze pilots drank before the Big One. There’s rumor that they spiked it with methamphetamine and I always thought that hopping up nervous, barely trained suicide pilots would be unwise.

    Similarly, imagining going Ezio Auditore while blitzed out of your gourd doesn’t strike me as the optimal tactic.

  12. I wonder what the verdict would have been if some Kafir politician had been thrown out of a window.

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