France has a serious problem with its Jews
Justice is capable of condemning an innocent man with the Dreyfus affair and of exonerating a guilty man like Kobili Traoré with the Sarah Halimi affair.
The two cases are quite similar, because they concern a French woman and a Frenchman of Jewish origin and a French justice system that hides behind a “state secret” with the Dreyfus affair and the French law that does not condemn “madmen”. What a nice excuse! The Dreyfus affair is a state anti-Semitism, for the Sarah Halimi affair, it is a societal anti-Semitism with the rise of anti-Semitism, of Islamism and of the anti-Semitism-Zionist of the extreme left, the times change, the anti-Semitism remains.
For the Dreyfus affair, the French justice system wanted to protect the Ministry of the Army “the great mute”, for the Sarah Halimi affair, the French justice system wanted to protect the Ministry of the Interior “the police of Fouché and his intrigues”.
What is behind this desire of the French justice system not to judge Kobili Traoré, he is not crazy, what is the real reason for this judicial disaster? In fact, French justice does not want a trial because what were the French police doing during the tragedy? There were 26 policemen at the time of the facts, they heard the cries of Sarah Halimi, her suffering, the insults of Kobili Traoré, the blows which inflicted her, chanting verses of the Koran, they attended the defenestration of Sarah Halimi and they did nothing, why did the French police not intervene? Impossible to know, there will be no trial.
Insanity is a good thing, but by taking refuge behind this questionable legal argument, French justice will wake up with rheumatism and joint pain. Kobili Traoré is not crazy and has never been crazy, he had never been interned before the murder of Sarah Halimi. In the Dreyfus affair, it was the graphological experts who accused Captain Alfred Dreyfus; in the Sarah Halimi affair, it was the psychiatric experts who absolved the racist and anti-Semitic murderer Kobili Traoré.
The common thread in the murder of Sarah Halimi is anti-Semitism, and it is this virus that French Justice must fight. Anti-Semitism has killed tens of millions of Jews throughout history, much more than Covid 19, and the best vaccine against the virus of anti-Semitism is Justice, truth and transparency. Just prescribe it, respect the treatment and there will be no more anti-Semitism. The Halimi family needs to understand, France and the French need to know the truth.
The world also needs to know the truth. Between these two cases, France has lost its way with its Vichy government and its police, by carrying out the most horrible act in the history of France, “the Vel d’Hiv round-up”. France has been soiled forever and this stain will always be present. For more than 50 years, successive French presidents since the end of World War II have refused to recognize this abominable act, for various reasons. General De Gaulle believed that it was necessary to draw a line under this dark French history of collaboration, that the French were resistance fighters and not collaborators of the Nazis and that it was necessary to unify the French rather than divide them.
President François Mitterrand had other reasons for refusing to acknowledge France’s responsibility for the Vel d’Hiv roundup. For him, it was Vichy who was responsible, not France. Since then, the historical truth has come out of Mitterrand’s closets: François Mitterrand had received the Francisque from Pétain and was a friend of Paul Bousquet, Pétain’s right-hand man.
In 1995, President Jacques Chirac ignored these questionable historical considerations. He acknowledged France’s responsibility for the despicable act of the Vel d’Hiv roundup. The families of the French deportees of the Vel d’Hiv roundup could mourn. France has grown by recognizing its fault, it has grown thanks to the Truth. This France of Napoleon who gave French citizenship to its Jews. This France which elected a president of the government of Jewish faith, Léon Blum, or François Fabius as prime minister, these Frenchmen who saved thousands of Jews during the Second World War, this France could shine again.
The family of Sarah Halimi wishes to mourn. To do this, they are asking for a trial, they are not asking for revenge, they are not asking to rise up, to make hate demonstrations, to attack the police or to break down stores. She asks that Justice does its job and that the murderer Kobili Traoré, in very good physical and mental health, be judged fairly for his anti-Semitic murder.
For the Dreyfus Affair, there was a courageous man, ready to go to prison for Justice, for the honor of his country, France. This man, Emile Zola, gave back to France its colors and its humanist spirit. Who will be this man for the Sarah Halimi case, who will have the courage to brave this inert justice and absent from the debates?
The French Republic must protect its Jewish citizens from the barbaric acts of racist criminals, France will protect itself and thus all French people will be able to aspire to peace and fair justice. The French need it, all French people need it.
The French need to be protected in their daily lives.