I want to describe some facts about the #SarahHalimi case that have been ignored and talk about why France refused to prosecute her killer. This case is about immigration, policing, demographics, and antisemitism.
Kobili Traore, Halimi's killer, a Malian Muslim immigrant, had "no previous psychiatric history but a LONG criminal record, with 22 convictions - including robbery, attempted robbery, drug-dealing, and possession of illegal arms."

TWENTY TWO convictions. https://www.city-journal.org/french-court-acquittal-of-kabili-traore
Acc. to Meyer Habib, Jewish member of the French Parliament, “Traoré had been sentenced more than TEN times for violent assaults, and said that if the judicial system had done its job BEFORE the murder of Sarah Halimi, the murder would have been AVOIDED.”
“Sammy Ghozlan, a retired police commissioner, said he feared that police may have refrained from taking action for fear of triggering violence through an altercation with a Muslim suspect, a scenario which in 2006 prompted riots across France.” https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/231144
After learning Halimi’s killer was sent for psychiatric evaluations, the Halimi family demanded that police treat the crime as terror attack, not as an act of an insane person. They also accused police of trying to silence the murder for political reasons. https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227835
Halimi family lawyer William Goldnadel noted the murder occurred shortly before the French presidential election, and any mention of the murder at the time would not have served the interests of Emmanuel Macron, who was supported by the Muslim Brotherhood. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10513/france-islamic-antisemitism
French govt. officials & the political class declined to comment publicly after the killing. There was concern that reporting or commenting on the Halimi murder might benefit Marine Le Pen, the leader of the anti-immigrant National Front Party, who was running high in the polls.
“In an open letter to the French Interior Minister, French-Jewish philosopher Alexandra Lavastine wrote that the silence around the Halimi case stems from the establishment’s desire not to offend Muslims — and to deprive Marine Le Pen of campaign fodder.” https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/from-ilan-halimi-to-sarah-halimi-frances-disgrace/
In her letter, she wrote:

”As William Goldnadel, one of Halimi family’s lawyers, remarked, "if the murderer had been blond-haired and blue-eyed, all of France would have marched in the streets: he is an Islamist, so all of France hides in the woodwork.” https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/author/alexandra-laignel-lavastine/
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