Front Page Magazine Interview: Pamela Geller


Jamie Glazov did an interview with me here. Go, read it all – here's an excerpt:

FP: You’ve been following the trial of the torture and murder of a young Jewish man, Ilan Halimi, in >. Tell us about the case and the trial./span>

Geller: The
death of Ilan Halimi can only be described as an unspeakable horror,
and yet typical of the increasing Islamic Jew-hatred and violence
against the Jews. A group calling itself the Muslim Barbarians targeted
Jewish men for torture and murder. Their first attempts to kidnap a Jew
were unsuccessful, despite the lure of a beautiful girl. Ilan Halimi
was not so lucky. He did not escape the Islamic homemade concentration
camp the Muslim Barbarians had set up.

banality of evil lived in that apartment building. Apartment dwellers,
all Muslims, heard Ilan's screams and cries of torture over a period of
three weeks, and yet did not call the cops. The screams must have been
loud because the torture was especially atrocious: the thugs cut bits
of flesh off the young man. They cut his fingers and ears. They burned
him with acid. They poured flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.
Not only did those in the building not go to the police — they did
nothing at all. Worse, many took part in the tortures.

So systemic is the Jew hatred in France that it impeded rescuing Ilan or securing his release. Halimi's family
said that throughout Ilan's entire captivity, the French police refused
to move on any of the evidence that pointed to an anti-Semitic motive.
Instead, the police conducted a routine kidnap investigation (which
invariably involves ransom, not death). The police refused to
pursue the anti-Semitic motivations of the kidnappers in spite of the
fact that, according to newspaper accounts, "in their e-mail and
telephone communications with Ilan's family, his captors repeatedly
referred to his Judaism, and on at least one occasion recited verses
from the Koran while Ilan was heard screaming in agony in the

family begged the police to listen to torturous phone calls from the
kidnappers and acknowledge that Ilan was abducted because he was
Jewish. Clearly, had the police not acted in judeophobic fashion, they
would have recognized that Ilan's life was in terrible danger and taken
urgent action. But law enforcement was not the only guilty party. The
government refused to acknowledge the anti-Semitic motives behind the
torture and killing a full week after the Halimi turned up mutilated
and dead.

This was not new, of course. In 2003, Sebastian Sellam,
a popular disc jockey at a hot Parisian night club called Queen known
as DJ Lam C (a reverse play on his surname) was on his way to work when
in an underground parking lot, a Muslim neighbor slit Sellam’s throat
twice. His face was completely mutilated with a carving fork. Even his
eyes were gouged out.

It has taken three
years to bring this case to trial and even now, they are hiding their
dirty little secrets behind closed doors.

FP: How come this trial is not receiving any attention or coverage?

Geller: The French would like this ugly little business to go away. Like Al Dura. Like their sordid national behavior when the Nazis occupied France.

latest outrage in the closed (more like hidden) trial of the "Muslim
barbarian" ringleader Fofana and his 26 accomplices (it was more like
50) in the savage torture and murder of Ilan Halimi is suspension of
the trial, with no indication of when it will begin again. Why isn't
Youssouf Fofana, in a glass box like Eichmann at Nuremberg, chained like the wild animal that he is?

a shocking display of proud Islamic Jew hatred (consistent with the
most sacred teachings of the Koran), the brutal Halimi murder trial was
suspended after the defendant spewed vile invectives and threw his
"Arab shoes" across the courtroom at the jury. Throwing shoes at
someone is a powerful insult in the Arab world.

According to a prosecution lawyer, Fofana's shoe throwing occurred during the presentation o f evidence by doctors who examined Halimi's body.

It is not clear when the hearing would be resumed.
The trial is being conducted behind closed doors, with no press or
public allowed, at the request of two of the defendants who were minors
at the time of the killing. The trial is closed at the request of
barbarians so evil, so savage that it defies the normal mind. And yet
the vichy French acquiesced to the Muslim nazis and are hiding their pathetic attempt at justice behind closed doors.

silence in the media and across the world is a crime against humanity.
Imagine, if you will, the unthinkable, the impossible — if Ilan had
been a Muslim and his attackers had been Jews. Stop laughing — I know
it is impossible, but that's not my point. This is damning proof of the
Jew hatred that is running wild across the world. Israel shuts a light off in Gaza and the world wants to eliminate her. Imagine if Ilan had been black and his attackers had been white. Stop and think about it.

FP: So let’s dig a bit deeper here: why did the police
turn a blind eye to the evidence indicating that Islamic anti-Semitism
was behind the kidnapping? Why is the French government, law
enforcement and the media now covering up why this horrifying crime was
committed? Better to let a Jew get tortured and killed than to point to
the truth about what Islam teaches and what many Muslims believe and
are ready to act upon, yes? This is Jew-Hate and a surrender to Islam
simultaneously, yes?

Geller: Yes, exactly. This is a strain of anti-Semitism in Europe that has never been eradicated. There is never any discussion of
Islamic anti-Semitism, and it is fundamental to Islamic teachings. This
refusal to acknowledge the obvious gives tacit approval to incitement
to violence. It is unsafe to walk about many European cities with any
identifying Jewish apparel or accessories on. Is that what Europe learned from World War II? Is that the lesson that Europe took away from the holocaust?

The lesson that Europe
had decided to avail itself of in the aftermath of Auschwitz was not
that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters, but rather that
everything was caused by nationalism — and therefore, what they really
needed to do was have a European Union that would obviate their need
for nationalism, so that they could become this transnational
gobbletygook. They'd all get together and therefore they wouldn't have
another Auschwitz.

But really the lesson should have been that they were evil and they had
to be good. And that is the lesson they still have to learn. You have
to be able and willing to make moral distinctions and stand up for the
good and fight evil, and that is something the Europeans refuse to do.

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