|Already forgotten Islamist terrorist victims in France: Rabbi Yonatan Sandler and his sons Aryeh, 6, and Gavriel, 3 (Left); Myriam Monsenego, 8 (Right)|
And if you do not think the Jewish victims will be quickly forgotten, then how do you explain the fact that multiple commentators and members of the public who have been interviewed in France in the last few days have been saying that this kind of terrorist attack is something 'new' in France? It is less than 3 years since a French Al Qaeda terrorist carried out a string of murders culminating in the singling out of Jewish children for slaughter at their school in Toulouse. On that occasion the media lost interest in the case when it was Jews being singled out by an Islamist for murder because they were Jews. And, of course, everyone has forgotten the mass anti-semitic attacks in Paris only last summer.
The BBC officially refuses to classify terrorist attacks against Jewish civilians in Israel - including babies - as being terrorist attacks. Informally the media is extending this 'classification' to terrorist attacks against Jews outside of Israel. It does not fit the media narrative to admit that Muslims want to kill Jews because they are Jews.
And the singling out of Jews for murder at the end of the Charlie Hebdo episode needs to be played down as it will create problems for plenty of people - including even some so-called friends - who took the trouble to say that, while they condemn the murders of the Charlie Hebdo journalists, they also condemn the actions of the journalists who 'insulted Islam'. So, basically, the journalists 'had it coming to them'. Can those apologists for Islamic terrorism explain why French Jews shopping in a kosher store for Sabbath deserved to be killed**
UPDATE: Netanyahu: "France has right to exist but response is disproportionate"
Previous report: Paris attacks: Do not jump to conclusions...it could be "right-wing extremists
** Ah - of course - it's justified because of 'Israel's treatment of Palestinians'.