Though Ilan Halimi is gone, his life cut short by marauding Jew hating Muslim hoodlums on the streets of Paris, but his memory lives on. KGS
A VICTIM OF JEW HATING MUSLIMS
Ilan Halimi (Hebrew: אילן חלימי) was a young French Jew (of Moroccan parentage) kidnapped on 21 January 2006 by a gang called “the Barbarians” (Gang des Barbares) and subsequently tortured, over a period of three weeks, resulting in his death. The murder, amongst whose motives authorities include antisemitism and possibly a desire for money.
A total of 27 people were accused as implicated in the crime and were tried for kidnapping and murder in 2009. Gang leader Youssouf Fofana (born 1980 in Paris to immigrants from Ivory Coast) was convicted to a life sentence, eligible for parole after 22 years (the maximum penalty under French law). Others received shorter prison sentences, some suspended, and three were acquitted. While Fofana’s life sentence is definite, 14 of the 27 verdicts were appealed. The retrial is in progress (as of October 2010) Wikipedia