Ilan Halimi’s murderer sentenced

In non-Robert Spencer related news, I just noticed that the "Muslim" murderer of French Jew Ilan Halimi has finally been convicted and sentenced, though it sounds like some of his accomplices unfortunately got off easy for some reason.  According to JTA's report:

The leader of the gang responsible for torturing and murdering a French Jew received the maximum sentence for a crime judges ruled anti-Semitic.

Youssouf Fofana was sentenced Friday to life in prison and 22 years without parole for organizing the gang kidnapping, torture and murder of Ilan Halimi in 2006.

The verdict is the most severe permitted under French law.

Awful crimes happen all the time, of course, but this attack in 2006 (which I blogged about at some length at the time) was truly horrific not only in its particulars but also the way that so many people in the gang's circle of friends and family seemed to be involved in the grisly, unholy satanic undertaking.


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