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Gilles-William Goldnadel
 Sarah Halimi: from ideological submission to judicial resignation


Lawyer Gilles-William Goldnadel. Photo © DR
Lawyer Gilles-William Goldnadel. Photo © DR

[THE BLOGNADEL] During the summer, Me Gilles-William Goldnadel inaugurates his notebook of the news of the week.

Thus, the investigating judge in charge of the case of the assassination of Sarah Halimi by the radical Muslim Kobi Traoré finally indicted him for intentional homicide (the assassination dates from April 4…) while refusing “at this stage” , to consider the aggravating circumstances of anti-Semitism.

I could feign amazement, but I'm too used to it. The ideological gravity, perhaps unconscious, is heavy.

Sociologically, judicial personnel resemble media personnel. We have seen the reluctance of the second to reveal the circumstances of the assassination. The fear of incriminating Islam, the misguided anti-racist superego, the reverential fear of revealing the importance of anti-Semitism in a non-negligible part of the Islamic population.

The same fear, the same superego, the same reverent fear inhabit many magistrates. And yet. Unfortunately, the file allows very little speculation.

First, the assassin tortured his victim for more than half an hour to the cries of Allah Wakbar! This simple proven circumstance already commanded the investigation of anti-Semitic motivation.

As the marvelous Henda Ayari confirmed to me on Friday at the microphone of RMC, who broke with Salafism and drew a poignant story from it, obsessive anti-Semitism is part of the ideological baggage of any self-respecting Islamist. In the same way that the press and justice did not ask any questions about the racist intention of the skinheads who threw an unfortunate Comorian into the Seine, the same evidence should have inspired the Parisian judge.

But it was not only that: the procedural file clearly indicates by way of testimonies that the assassin had racially insulted his future victim in the past and that the latter particularly feared him. And as if that weren't enough, the magistrate had just questioned the murderer and he had admitted that he knew nothing of the Jewish origin of his future martyrdom...

What more was needed to at least investigate? The will, no doubt. I'm not going to give up though. I'm used to it, I said...

When I was defending Rabbi Sarfati, the courageous leader of a Judeo-Muslim brotherhood but beaten up by radical Islamists, this prosecutor who during the hearing stubbornly maintained that it was not a question only young lost people... The court of the republic, thank God, did not follow... the same one who doesn't want to see anything anti-Semitic in the way that Sarah Halimi was tortured by an Islamist.

There is no worse blind person than a magistrate who does not want to see. May the exhortations of President Macron who has just - finally - evoked the martyrdom of Sarah help to open our eyes.

Because from ideological submission to judicial resignation, there is only a clerical step.


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  • Patricia JS Cambay
    Posted July 22, 2017 23h13 0Likes

    “..from ideological submission to judicial resignation.” From cowardice to betrayal, the cleric has only one small step to take.

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