The mastermind, Youssouf Fofana, who called himself the “Brain of the Barbarians,” is serving a life sentence for the murder of Ilan Halimi, (with aggravating circumstances of anti-Semitism). The ringleader and his "Gang of Barbarians" were found guilty in diverse degrees of luring, kidnapping, and torturing Ilan Halimi, a young Jewish man unspeakably tortured and killed because ..... he was a Jew.
Longtime Atlas readers are painfully aware of the savage murder of the French Jewish young man, Ilan Halimi (previous Atlas coverage here).
Ilan Halimi was targeted, tortured for weeks and murdered because he was Jewish. The murder of Ilan Halimi can only be described as an unspeakable horror, and yet typical of the rising Islamic Jew-hatred and violence against the Jews. A group calling itself the Muslim Barbarians targeted Jewish men for torture and murder. Their first attempts to kidnap a Jew were unsuccessful, despite the lure of a beautiful girl. Ilan Halimi was not so lucky. He did not escape the Islamic homemade concentration camp the Muslim Barbarians had set up. The banality of evil lived in that apartment building. Apartment dwellers, all Muslims, heard Ilan's screams and cries of torture over a period of three weeks, and yet did not call the cops. The screams must have been loud because the torture was especially atrocious: the thugs cut bits of flesh off the young man. They cut his fingers and ears. They burned him with acid. They poured flammable liquid on him and set him on fire. Not only did those in the building not go to the police -- they did nothing at all. Worse, many took part in the tortures.
After weeks of systematic and unspeakable cruelty:
On February 11, four days after the abductors stopped communicating with the family, Halimi was found, still alive, not far from a railway line at Sainte-Genevieve-des-Bois, about 15 kilometers south of Bagneux. He was naked, handcuffed, and bleeding profusely. He was incapable of speaking. His entire body — or “80% of it,” according to police — had been butchered. He died of his wounds on the way to the hospital, just a few minutes after he was discovered. New York Sun here.
Youssouf Fofana, the leader of the Muslim gang of Jew killers, is posting videos from prison, claiming he is a “war trophy” of New York Zionists. The Local (hat tip Atlas readers):
Youssouf Fofana, the leader of a gang known as the Barbarians is suspected of posting anti-Semitic videos online. Fofana was jailed in 2009 for torturing and killing a Jewish man in the Paris suburbs.
“I am Fofana, Youssouf, a young Muslim who has flaws and who has made mistakes,” says the man on the videos posted on YouTube. The man insists he is a “war trophy” taken by New York zionists, le daily L’Est-Eclair reveals.
“It’s unacceptable to see something like that today,” said Emmanuel Gauthrin, an official working for the prison section of the trade union FO, in an interview with Le Monde.
French prosecutors in the town of Troyes have opened a inquiry into how the videos were posted on the web. Le Monde reports that Fofana’s cell was searched and that no recording equipment was found inside.
Fofana, the leader of a gang called the Barbarians, was handed a life sentence in 2009 for the murder of a Jewish man Ilan Halimi.