Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Friday 30 March 2012

Toulouse: The Writing On The Wall

To those Western apologists who have tried to make out that there was no link between Mohamed Merah's murderous actions and his Islam since some of his victims, the soldiers of North African extraction, were Muslims themselves, there is, of course, the very pertinent response that those fellow-Muslims, wearing the uniform of France, were fighting for the infidel.  Not only that: Merah's own blog shows that he was as an antisemtic jihadist.  Here is a thoughtful take on the situation.

Now, despite the misgivings of municipal officials, the mass murderer's body lies in the soil of the city in which he committed his slaughter of Jews, rather than in Algeria as initially intended (see, for instance, this report).

In Toulouse, the following graffiti, daubed on a wall (see photograph and further commentary here), eloquently testifies to Merah's stature among certain sections of the population:

Tu as été un preux Chevalier de l’islam,
 tu as combattu la merde sioniste et les faux musulmans
 tu es mort les armes à la main…
 je te salue Mohamed mon frère, mon ami…
 Repose en paix !

 Here's a rough translation:

 You have been a valiant knight of Islam
 You have fought the Zionist shit and the fake Muslim
 you have died weapons in hand
 I salute you Mohamed, my brother, my friend,
 rest in peace.

(Hat tip: reader Rita)


  1. Should have got the same treatment as Bin Laden's body, thrown out of a plane into the ocean.

    1. I'm sure you speak for alot of people, Steve.

  2. he should have been give to the dogs, though that might have been offensive to men´s best friends.


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