The Racist Shooting No One is Really Talking About

Toulouse shootings in France – on March 11, Mohammed Merah began his one man war with France and the west.

First killing a French soldier (who also was Muslim), then he killed two more soldiers. At least his first choices were military targets, I’ve expressed in the past my views on the legitimacy of military targets. The Pentagon was and is a valid target in wartime. However, the third attack went somewhere that sent chills down the spine of the nation, and the world.

Mohammed Merah drove up to a Jewish Day school and shot a killed a Jewish man and two sons, then chased down a 7 year old girl picked her up by her hair and assassinated her at point blank range. The attack was clearly racially and religiously motivated. And perhaps one of the most heinious events witnessed in recent years.

Article at JWeekly

It is such a heart breaking issue. And to be honest, it touches a fiber in my being. When I look at Miriam Monsonego’s photo. I don’t want Mohammed Merah to be dead. That was far too easy for the crime. We have a law against cruel and unusual punishment, but when it comes to such cold and deliberate crimes against children my definition of cruel and unusual does not reach a point of finiteness. Were he tied to a table and tortured continually day after day, I would not consider that cruel or unusual punishment for such a crime.

Call me immoral and I’ll simply respond with one word “Daddy”.

The claim is that this was all done in the name of the children of Palestine. But if we kill children for children, we end up a childless race destined for doom. Taking the life of a child does not bring back the life of another child.

But little does Mohammed Merah realize he has accomplished the exact opposite of his goal. Rather than me being motivated for the Palestinian cause, I am reminded that the Jewish people have been hunting down and brutally murdered everywhere they’ve lived. That they have no escape.

In America we had another recent tragedy that left me outraged. A group of young men entered a house, murdered an Iraqi woman and mother of five and left a racist note. This should not have happened, not in my country. And I hope these culprits are caught and hung. But When I compare the situated, I must conclude that were America society to plummit to an anti-Iraqi state akin to Naz Germany, there is still a nation of Iraq, and numerous other Muslim nations for which Iraqi Americans could flee too.

This is not the case for Jews, or was not, until 1948. They have a long history of unique and peculiar persecution. Oft because of mis-guided religious beliefs that laid the blame of Christ’s death on the Jews – rather than recognizing that Christ himself and all the apostles were Jewish. Yes, Israel takes actions which I feel can be over-the-top and extreme. But acts like Mohhamed Merah’s reminds me why they do that. They’ve been cornered into a wall the size of New Jersey, surrounded by enemies, they have no where safe. And there are ZERO other Jewish states they can flee too. Palestinians are surrounded by Muslim states that share a commonality of beliefs – the Jewish people, not so much. As such, their focus on self-defense has been raised to a very heightened level.

It is also interesting to note that Israel’s understanding of such crimes is not to disarm, but to be armed themselves so as to protect themselves.

Lastly, Mohammed reminds me that the Palestinian cause is led by insane people. When you murder children in the name of murdered children, but then are okay with using a child as a bomb….what is there for me to understand about you?

What most leaves me bothered about this incident is the fact that I am not seeing article after article by Muslim scholar and news reporter condemning this. I do not see any statement on CAIR’s website denouncing the deed. If there are moderate Muslims, (and I do believe there are), they need to be vocal about denouncing Mohammed Merah and his actions. Vocal within their communites and vocal publicly. Yes the are Muslims who are denouncing these tragic events, but there needs to be much more outcry. [Put this in perspective with the Trayvon Martin case, in which the New Black Panthers made calls seemingly advocating potential violence, the vast majority of the black community has come out against such calls.]

So congratulations Mohammed Merah, rather than aiding the Palestinian cause, you just pushed it back farther; you’ve affirmed me that the Jewish people without a doubt need a place to call their own.

“already committed certain infractions, some with violence,”

Western tendency is to be soft on violent criminals. The result is that they often engage in further and more excessive violent action.

[Editor’s Note: This post is likely to be one of my more controversial posts, some may consider it inflammatory. I apologize if you view it that way. But this is how and what these events make me feel. This incident has been on my mind and heart for a few weeks. I just couldn’t really talk about it. Ever since I saw that picture of little Miriam. The world lost a beautiful smile and France lost a national treasure.]

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  1. Racist Arab-Islamic Mohamed merah – product of Arab-racism, a branch of the ugly cult of fake-victims, also known as fakestinians, the [grandchildren of Arab immigrants]. Those palestinian-Arab aggressors (since 1929 massacre in Hebron), who use their civilian population to cause their deaths in order to defame israel…

  2. We do have to be careful though, in that even I believe that most Palestinians just want to have their family, a job to provide for them, & see their children better off than themselves.

    I do believe there are serious issues in modern Islam that leads it to be extremely dangerous, and a failure on many Muslims to address their own failings. And yes, one of the worst cultures of hate.

    But I caution all of us, not to let ourselves be molded by such and become similar examples of hate. An Iraqi woman, and mother of 5 was murdered. I do not know if she was even a Muslim. Many of the Arabs in the U.S. are Christians who moved here to flee the oppressive Islamic states in the Middle East.

    We have to be careful that we don’t let our own hearts be filled with hate. If that happens, we lose and they win.

    We already lost the war on terror. Al-Quaeda won, the TSA is proof of that. We now terrorize our own children all because of the fear of terror. We must not lose the nobility of our hearts too.

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