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Published on 16 July 2019

Crif/Op-Ed - Sarah Halimi: An unsurprising justice decision that remains hardly justifiable

"The investigating judges have finally made their decision in the barbaric murder of Sarah Halimi, in a decision published on July 12. They believe that there are "possible reasons" to think that the discernment of the suspect was "abolished" at the time of the facts. If it is unsurprising, this decision remains hardly justifiable."

Op-Ed by Francis Kalifat, President of Crif 

July 15, 2019

The investigating judges have finally made their decision in the barbaric murder of Sarah Halimi, in a decision publised on July 12th. They believe that there are "possible reasons" to believe that the suspect's discernment was "abolished" at the time of the facts.

For Crif, this decision is unsurprising because, since the beginning of this case, we are witnessing a willingness to present this murderer as insane. Yet, the staging and personality of the murderer tell us that Sarah Halimi is a new victim of Islamist terrorism. This crime is anti-Semitic because she was the only Jew in her building. She was chosen as an expiatory victim.
 
Yet, if unsurprisingly, this decision remains difficult to justify.
 
A dismissal for the murderer Sarah Halimi would result in making marijuana the only responsible for this atrocity.
 
The massive voluntary takeover of marijuana, the cause of the delusional whiff, would exonerate Sarah Halimi's killer from liability, even though the murderer is a repeat offender and a proven cannabis smoker. He has never been diagnosed with any psychiatric history.
 
What is this new rule that makes a murderer, who is voluntarily controlled by drugs, unfit for trial, while condemning with greater severity a motorist who has committed an accident under the influence of the same drug? Who are we laughing at?
 
It will be up to the investigating chamber, which will undoubtedly be seized by the prosecution and the civil parties, to settle this inconsistency by returning the murderer to a court of assizes, thus leaving the care to a popular jury of arbitrate this debate.

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