From Haaretz Daily, bet this one never makes it to the BBC (and the BBC). Ilan Halimi (above) was abducted by a Muslim gang, tortured for weeks and finally burned alive. Oh yes, its..err….NOT anti-Semitic (wink):
“They acted with indescribable cruelty,” the judiciary police chief leading the investigation said. “They kept him naked and tied up for weeks. They cut him and in the end poured flammable liquid on him and set him alight.” While the citizens of France were shocked by the unbridled violence of the gang, Halimi’s family claims that the murder was motivated by anti-Semitism. “We think there is anti-Semitism in this affair,” Rafi Halimi, Ilan’s uncle, told the press. “First, because the killers tried to kidnap at least two other Jews, and second, because of what they said on the phone,” Rafi Halimi added. “When we said we didn’t have 500,000 euros to give them they told us to go to the synagogue and get it,” Rafi said. “They also recited verses from the Koran.”
[Update: The BBC did pick up the story, but only after the French PM himself denounced the crime as anti-Semitic:
“Prosecutors initially ruled out anti-Semitism, saying the gang – believed to be behind six other botched kidnappings – were unemployed and motivated by money.
But Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin told a meeting of Jewish community leaders on Monday that the judge handling the case was investigating leads pointing to an anti-Semitic attack.” BBC ]
The horror of it and not a peep in the International presses?
Meanwhile over in Nigeria “Muslims protesting caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad attacked Christians and burned churches on Saturday, killing at least 15 people in the deadliest confrontation yet in the whirlwind of Muslim anger over the drawings.” Europeans draw funny pictures, Muslim mobs burn down churches and massacre minorities.
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilan_Halimi