After the horrific butchery of a rabbi, his two young children, and an eight-year-old girl in Toulouse, France on Monday, AP reported that the manhunt was focusing on three paratroopers expelled from their regiment who had neo-Nazi sympathies. Left-wingers quickly jumped on the attacks to proclaim that it was white right-wingers at work. The anti-Israel, left-wing UK newspaper The Guardian quickly announced that “the shooting has already sent tremors through France’s presidential election. The first to say what was on everyone’s mind was not the Socialist challenger François Hollande but the centrist François Bayrou. He said the killings were the product of a sick society, with politicians who pointed the finger and inflamed passions.” In other words, it was conservatives in France who were responsible, even though neo-Nazism is a leftist phenomenon.
As it turned out, however, the gunman had nothing to do with neo-Nazism or conservatism; he was an al-Qaeda associated Islamic radical who repeatedly called the news channel France 24 to announce that “his crimes were revenge attacks for Palestinian deaths.”
For those who live in the real world, this news is anything but surprising. Islamist radicals, including members of al-Qaeda, have routinely attacked Jews all over the world, from the Chabad of Mumbai to the attempted killings of Israeli diplomats in India and Georgia to the murder of Jews at the El-Al counter of the Los Angeles International Airport.
Yet the media wouldn’t draw that conclusion. Instead, they went into full-on Islam whitewashing, citing the usual liberal bromide that poverty causes Islamists to murder Jews. The Telegraph’s Ed West wrote: “Islam is not to blame for the Toulouse killings … It is not religion that turns some young Muslim men in the West violent, but the sense of alienation and frustration that inevitably comes from being a second-generation immigrant.” Meanwhile, Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, shedding crocodile tears, said, even as the rockets continue to fall from Gaza, “It is time for these criminals to stop marketing their terrorist acts in the name of Palestine …”
Can the murders in Toulose be separated from the murders of the Chabad rabbi and his pregnant wife in Mumbai? Can they be separated from the butchery of Daniel Pearl and Nicholas Berg? Of course not. But the media will do its darndest to try. Islamism is never the enemy; capitalism and white racism are. So long as the media continues to cover for the world’s Islamists in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, they will be aiding and abetting murder and terror against Jews across the globe.