The self-avowed “Islamic warrior” Mohamed Merah, who opened fire on a Jewish school in France and slaughtered Jewish children and a rabbi in cold blood, was no “lone wolf,” as the mainstream media initially insisted. His brother has been charged with complicity in his murders, and his mother refused to urge him to surrender when police asked her to do so during the 31-hour standoff before he was killed. But even worse, his cold-blooded murders are winning him sympathy from Muslims and leftist useful idiots around the world.
Will the Muslim community in France, famous for its rampages and car burnings, decry Mohamed Merah’s murderous deeds and Islamic Jew-hatred in general? Don’t bet on it. Millions of Muslims worldwide share Mohamed Merah’s genocidal inclinations. The hatred of Israel is commanded in Islam. The very existence of Israel is offensive to practicing Muslims. That should be no surprise, since the Quran, which calls the Jews the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), commands that Muslims wage war against them (9:29). A hadith adds that Muhammad said: “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him’” (Bukhari 4.52.177).
Mohamed Merah was no lone jihadist. There is an army of millions. Monstrous. Even the “peaceful” people on the “humanitarian” flotilla that confronted the IDF in summer 2010 was chanting a genocidal war cry invoking Muhammad’s massacre of Jews at the Khybar oasis in Arabia: “Khybar, Khybar, O Jews, the army of Muhammad shall return.”
So it was no surprise when Agence France-Presse reported Friday: “Facebook on Thursday removed a page that paid homage to the young Frenchman who died in a shootout with police after killing seven people, officials said.” “Frenchman”? He was a Muslim who would almost certainly have denied being French at all. “The page,” AFP stated, “which bore a picture of the self-proclaimed al-Qaida militant and was titled ‘Homage to Mohamed Merah,’ was ‘liked’ by more than 1,800 people before it was removed just hours after it appeared, they said. Many visitors left comments that were hostile to the police or favorable to Islamic extremism.”
More proof that Merah was no “lone gunman,” but a representative of the hopes and desires of far more Muslims than the mainstream media are willing to admit, came when scores of young Muslims gathered in Toulouse to honor Merah’s memory. (If that doesn’t sound like much, remember that a recent demonstration of “moderate Muslims” drew only 36, despite receiving enthusiastic international publicity.)
At the pro-Merah demonstration, a woman wearing a burqa said: “What we ask today is that we stop demonizing Mohamed, that’s it, he died.” She paid lip service to Merah’s victims: “We share the pain and suffering of the families because it is the same pain for us here.” But then she excused his murders: “I think what influenced him is what he had seen in his many travels. He could not manage all that. He was still a teenager in his head, despite his 23 years.”
Most teenagers, even those who are just teenagers in their heads, don’t massacre Jews while screaming “Allahu akbar.” This is jihad. This is Islamic Jew-hatred, prescribed and commanded by the Quran. This demonstration reveals the enemy within our own borders and shores. Imagine marching for this cold-blooded killer (in a cloth coffin, aka a burqa, no less). This is the most anti-human ideology on the face of the earth, and it is winning over entire nations and regions across the world.
Merah is winning over non-Muslim anti-Semites as well. The Daily Mail reported that “in disturbing scenes at Gustave Flaubert High School in Rouen, Normandy, Lorraine Collin, 56, described the 23-year-old who murdered seven including three children as himself being the ‘victim of an unhappy childhood.’”
Ms. Collin is certainly a dhimmi, although she could be a convert to Islam. Most likely she is just your classic French Jew-hater. She sounds like she has been reading the mainstream media. Will the Merah media finally address motive, the ideology that commands jihad? No. Already the enormous Islamic media machine has begun. French President Nicolas Sarkozy has already said that his murders had nothing to do with Islam.
Despite the jihadist’s own words, the Quran’s own words, the prophet’s own words, the media and Western intellectuals are saying that Merah’s motive was anything rather than what it obviously really was. It is what it is. A is A. This would have been an opportunity for the French media to do some soul-searching, but no such luck. Nicolas Chapuis, a “journalist” at Le Nouvel Observateur, a publication with over half a million subscribers, summed up the prevailing view among the media when he tweeted: “Damn I’m disgusted that this is not a Nazi.” Others responded: “It would indeed have been easier!”
Also, one former French government minister has examined the record of Merah’s travels and other activities and is certain he was on someone’s payroll: “too many arms, too many trips, too much money.” So which Islamic group or country funded him? We want answers.
What is interesting also is that the devout Muslim was on a U.S. no-fly list – something Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S. (i.e. CAIR) want very much to see an end to. Because, you know, no-fly lists are … “Islamophobic.”
Expect more abject depravity, moral decay and the exaltation of the savage as the West continues to submit to and appease Islamic supremacism. Ayn Rand said: “The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.” We’re seeing that vividly in the wake of Merah’s jihad massacre.