Monday, February 9, 2015
Obama Calls Paris Kosher Market Terror Attack – ‘Random Shooting of Folks’
President Barack Obama refuses to utter the words Islamic terrorism. But on Monday he went a step further in refusing to acknowledge the threat of radical Islam and their desire of targeting and killing Jews around the world.
In a wide ranging interview to , President Obama called the horrific terror attack at the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris last month a ‘random shooting’ of ‘some folks’ at a deli.
“It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when you’ve got a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris,” Obama said, while addressing the level of alarm people should have about terrorism and this kind of chaos.
Unfortunately, that ‘random shooting’ claimed the lives of four innocent Jews, who were shopping for Shabbos. Yohan Cohen (22), Philippe Braham (40), François-Michel Saada (in his 60s) and Yoav Hattab (21) were shot in the early stages of the seven-hour standoff, before police stormed the shop and killed the terrorist.
Photos released by the school’s surveillance camera from August by the French website Le Monde Juif shows the terrorist Amedy Coulibaly and his girlfriend Hayat Boumedienne approaching the school and asking if “it was true that there were Jews inside of the building.” Their behavior appeared so strange that, in response, the security asked them to leave.
Coulibaly had maps of Jewish schools in his car on Jan. 8, a day before the attack on Hyper Cacher, when he killed a police officer south of the city center.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, a NY liberal, called the attack “an affront to the Jewish community all over the world. And it’s important to recognize it as such.”