Jewish victims at kosher market nameless, faceless in the MSM

Late in the morning on Saturday (EST), January 10, the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF) disclosed the identities of the four individuals killed in the kosher market takeover the day before.  They were all men, and they were gunned down not long after Amedy Coulibaly entered the store.  None was killed in the commando raid.  One, a clerk in the store, Yohan Cohen, was shot as he grappled with the gunman.  The other three were presumably executed.  Besides the 22-year-old Cohen, they are Yoav Hattab, 21, reportedly the son of the chief rabbi of Tunis; Philippe Braham, 40; and François-Michel Saada, in his 60s.

Throughout the day, with the exception of the Daily Mail in the U.K., the names and pictures of the two younger men appeared only in Jewish publications:  two of Israel’s English-language papers, the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel (not Haaretz); Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox paper, which published photos of all four men; Y-net News; and the Algemeiner.

Over twenty-four hours later, an eon in the age of cybernews, there is no mention of the identities of the victims in other English-language media, apart from a WSJ story on France’s Jewish community that appeared at 9:30 Sunday.

The dead were, of course, only unlucky shoppers and a store employee.  Eight of the individuals killed two days before were journalists and cartoonists known throughout France and beyond.  And their assassination was qualitatively different from all of the other Quran-inspired mayhem against Europeans, including the Madrid train bombing of March 2004 and the London tube and bus bombings of July 2005.  The massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office was the imposition of sharia law on non-Muslims.  The offenders were identified and punished.

The failure to give the grocery store victims names and faces is in keeping with the practice of the MSM not to pay attention to victims of rocket attacks from Gaza or of Palestinian terrorism, unless they are mistaken for Muslims – the owner of the bloody shoe in Ashkelon, injured in a Palestinian rocket attack, or the young Israeli beaten up by an Arab mob near Temple Mount and who was being protected by a policeman.  An exception is the four rabbis butchered in Jerusalem, two of whom were Americans.

George Zimmerman’s face was on the home page of almost every American news site Saturday.  He’d been arrested for throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend.

But anyone curious about who was killed in Hyper Cacher, the kosher market, had to go to Israeli or Jewish-American websites, or the Daily Mail, to find out.

Late in the morning on Saturday (EST), January 10, the Conseil Représentatif des Institutions juives de France (CRIF) disclosed the identities of the four individuals killed in the kosher market takeover the day before.  They were all men, and they were gunned down not long after Amedy Coulibaly entered the store.  None was killed in the commando raid.  One, a clerk in the store, Yohan Cohen, was shot as he grappled with the gunman.  The other three were presumably executed.  Besides the 22-year-old Cohen, they are Yoav Hattab, 21, reportedly the son of the chief rabbi of Tunis; Philippe Braham, 40; and François-Michel Saada, in his 60s.

Throughout the day, with the exception of the Daily Mail in the U.K., the names and pictures of the two younger men appeared only in Jewish publications:  two of Israel’s English-language papers, the Jerusalem Post and the Times of Israel (not Haaretz); Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox paper, which published photos of all four men; Y-net News; and the Algemeiner.

Over twenty-four hours later, an eon in the age of cybernews, there is no mention of the identities of the victims in other English-language media, apart from a WSJ story on France’s Jewish community that appeared at 9:30 Sunday.

The dead were, of course, only unlucky shoppers and a store employee.  Eight of the individuals killed two days before were journalists and cartoonists known throughout France and beyond.  And their assassination was qualitatively different from all of the other Quran-inspired mayhem against Europeans, including the Madrid train bombing of March 2004 and the London tube and bus bombings of July 2005.  The massacre at the Charlie Hebdo office was the imposition of sharia law on non-Muslims.  The offenders were identified and punished.

The failure to give the grocery store victims names and faces is in keeping with the practice of the MSM not to pay attention to victims of rocket attacks from Gaza or of Palestinian terrorism, unless they are mistaken for Muslims – the owner of the bloody shoe in Ashkelon, injured in a Palestinian rocket attack, or the young Israeli beaten up by an Arab mob near Temple Mount and who was being protected by a policeman.  An exception is the four rabbis butchered in Jerusalem, two of whom were Americans.

George Zimmerman’s face was on the home page of almost every American news site Saturday.  He’d been arrested for throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend.

But anyone curious about who was killed in Hyper Cacher, the kosher market, had to go to Israeli or Jewish-American websites, or the Daily Mail, to find out.