Saturday, January 10, 2015

על אלה אני בוכיה - On the murders in Paris

Some reactions to the murders at Charlie Hebdo and at the kosher supermarket in Paris today.

First, from a friend of mine who fled Vienna with her family before WWII:
What is the world coming to? The great synagogue of Paris has been closed for Shabbat services for the first time since WWll ! 
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From the Times of Israel:
Amedy Coulibaly, the Islamist gunman who allegedly killed four people and held others hostage before he was killed by French security forces at a kosher store in Paris on Friday, reportedly told a French journalist at the height of the siege that he had deliberately chosen to target Jews.   
“He explained his target, why this kosher store: because he was targeting Jews,” French BFM-TV journalist Sarah-Lou Cohen said. She said Coulibaly called the TV station soon after 3p.m. Paris time. 
“We got a phone call” from Coulibaly, Cohen said. “He called us because in fact he was looking to contact the police.” Coulibaly spoke to BFM journalist Alexis Delahousse, she said, and told him that he and the Kouachi brothers had planned their attacks together. “He explained also why he did this: to defend oppressed Muslims, he said, notably in Palestine,” Cohen continued. “And finally he explained his target, why this kosher store: because he was targeting Jews.”
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