France’s justice system must prosecute Kobili Traoré, who yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he viciously murdered Sarah Halimi, and reject his preposterous marijuana defense.
In April 2017, a 65-year-old retired doctor and schoolteacher named Sarah Halimi was murdered in her home in Paris by a young Islamist named Kobili Traoré, who admitted he beat the mother of three to death because she was Jewish, throwing her body off the third-floor balcony.
During the horrific crime, Traoré hollered the phrase “Allahu Akbar” amid anti-Semitic slogans.
“The murderer admitted that when he saw the Torah and menorah in her apartment, he was triggered into brutalizing her even more,” noted Dov Hikind, founder of Americans Against Antisemitism.
This month, France’s Court of Cassation refused to prosecute Traoré on the grounds that he smoked marijuana before he committed the murder, which it says prevents him from being held criminally responsible.
This miscarriage of justice is completely unacceptable and demonstrators have gathered around the world to protest this outrageous judgment.
Using the hashtags #JusticeForSarahHalimi and #JusticeForSarah, people around the globe have also posted on social media demanding that France not permit this anti-Semitic killer to escape justice.
Now you can join the fight and demand justice for Sarah Halimi!
Send French officials your own message telling them to prosecute Sarah Halimi’s murderer or use the following template: Dear Sir or Madam, Sarah Halimi, of blessed memory, was murdered in cold blood by Kobili Traoré, who admitted his anti-Semitic motive and yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he killed this beloved mother and grandmother. Traoré should never walk the streets again, and yet the Court of Cassation refuses to prosecute him because he smoked marijuana. This injustice must not stand. We demand that you prosecute Traoré and change the law so that murderers in France never escape justice again.
1. Send France’s Court of Cassation a message by clicking here.
2. Send France’s Embassy in the U.S. a message by clicking here.
3. Send France’s Embassy in Israel a message by clicking here.