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February 26, 2006
The Religion Of Pieces

Europe, and especially France, is sitting on a time bomb with its growing and insulated Muslim population. We may have already seen the first signs of explosion with the murder of Theo Van Gogh, but his death is not an isolated incident. Mark Steyn notes that anti-Semitic violence is growing, while the news media of Europe remains mostly silent about it:

In five years' time, how many Jews will be living in France? Two years ago, a 23-year-old Paris disc jockey called Sebastien Selam was heading off to work from his parents' apartment when he was jumped in the parking garage by his Muslim neighbor Adel. Selam's throat was slit twice, to the point of near-decapitation; his face was ripped off with a fork; and his eyes were gouged out. Adel climbed the stairs of the apartment house dripping blood and yelling, "I have killed my Jew. I will go to heaven."

Is that an gripping story? You'd think so. Particularly when, in the same city, on the same night, a Jewish woman was brutally murdered in the presence of her daughter by another Muslim. You've got the making of a mini-trend there, and the media love trends.

Yet no major French newspaper carried the story.

This month, there was another murder. Ilan Halimi, also 23, also Jewish, was found by a railway track outside Paris with burns and knife wounds all over his body. He died en route to the hospital, having been held prisoner, hooded and naked, and brutally tortured for almost three weeks by a gang that had demanded half a million dollars from his family. Can you take a wild guess at the particular identity of the gang? During the ransom phone calls, his uncle reported that they were made to listen to Ilan's screams as he was being burned while his torturers read out verses from the Quran.

Read the entire essay; Steyn is, as always, priceless. He connects the dots between Danish cartoons and the silence of the Euromedia over these new, aggressive moves by Islamists within their midst. The Islamists got the press on the defensive, demanding "respect" for their radical notions, and now they have them silenced so that the world will only belatedly discover their terrorist kidnappings and murders. The Euro-Islamists intend on cleansing the continent of Jews, picking up where Hitler left off -- and like the early days of the Nazis, the media either doesn't care enough or is too intimidated to report it.

The West cannot negotiate with Radical Islam, either for "respect" or for peaceful co-existence. They do not want our respect -- they want our submission. And the price for our survival, on their terms, is the Jews.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 26, 2006 10:34 AM

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