When an Islamist Shaves his Beard, it Means He’s About to Kill

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


That’s one of the cultural differences that we can glean from the French crackdown on Muslim Anti-Semitic terrorist cells around the country.

French authorities ban racial and religious statistics, yet most anti-Semitic attacks perpetrated in recent years evidently were committed by young Muslims.

This is not Anti-Zionism and there is increasingly no room for more of the equivocation over Israeli policies. This is a war against Jews for being Jews. It’s the essence of racism that is written into the ideological DNA of Islam.

French police who raided an Islamic terror cell over the weekend found documents showing the ring was planning new attacks against the Jewish community: 27,000 euros in cash, a list of Jewish organizations in the Paris area, ammunition, Islamist manuals and “extremely” anti-Semitic documents. But authorities say that even after the raid, there are still several similar anti-Semitic cells across the country.

“Radical Islamism … thrives on fantasies, on hatred towards our country and towards French Jews,” said Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who warned that these small local cells are even harder to fight than international jihadist movements. “It’s all the more difficult to battle against these groups when they’re local. They’re not foreign terror networks that come from outside, but networks that have grown in our country, our neighborhoods. They’re not foreigners but French converts, French Muslims.”

Half of the gang members live in Cannes, where they went to the same mosque as Louis-Sidney, including a man who allegedly went to Sarcelles to plan the attack on the kosher supermarket.

Naturally we are not supposed to discuss why mosques keep being organizing points for Islamic terror. Instead we are supposed to disavow NYPD surveillance of mosques and entrapment of Innocent terrorists. But French law enforcement appears to be displaying less political correctness in the wake of the Toulouse massacre.

Louis-Sidney came under the radar when he traveled to North African countries to meet with local imams, and started preaching radical Islam to younger Muslims. Interior Intelligence then added him to the jihadist threat list, although unlike Merah, he’d never been to a jihadist training camp abroad.

When police noticed he had shaved his beard on Friday, a day before the raid, they decided to act quickly.

“Until then he had a thick beard. Shaving it can mean an Islamist is about to turn to action,” said Strasbourg prosecutor Poirret.

They also found five wills, including Jeremie Louis-Sidney’s, indicating he “probably wanted to die like a martyr,” said Strasbourg’s public prosecutor Patrick Poirret.

Guess he made up his mind. French Jewish leaders are now directly assigning the blame to Salafis and comparing them to Nazis. A comparison that would also take in the Muslim Brotherhood.

“Salafism is a form of Nazism,” said Richard Prasquier, president of the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF ). “We don’t want to associate in any way moderate Islam and Salafist extremists, yet I’d like to hear Muslim leaders not only say that anti-Semitism must be fought, but actually take serious action against it,” said Joel Mergui, president of the Consistoire, another prominent French Jewish organization.

Salafism is just authentic Islam, unfiltered and raw. But Muslim leaders are blaming French society and poverty, because Muslims form terrorist cells to kill Jews in the name of Islam because there aren’t enough social benefits.

Yet the head of France’s Muslim Council said his community had no responsibility for growing extremism. “More than a million Muslims pray in French mosques, yet they don’t turn violent. Extremist preachers don’t have any influence on them,” said Mohammed Moussaoui. “The ones who turn violent are not common worshipers, but former delinquents … who have been to public schools and youth detention centers. Society as a whole should wonder whether it’s responsible for this.”

But Muslims like Mo never wonder if they’re responsible for this. They never are. That alone discredits any claims that Islam has to being a moral faith. Moral faiths take responsibility. Immoral ones kill and blame their victims for their own deaths.

  • BLJ

    What happens when they put on deodorant?

    • MotherGoose

      depends on whether or not it contains camel urine or bacon grease

      • objectivefactsmatter

        What's funny is that at some point, we may have to embed our society with all of the legal things that they hate, so that we can show the moral high ground while at the same time showing them we don't need any of their advice on changes to our culture.

        Go away or assimilate. It's just that simple. That is my message to all immigrants. To the leftists…please return to school and start over with fact-based history and unbiased teachers who teach rather than indoctrinate. Get rid of Zinn's story book posing as "people's history" and all those like it.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        Camel urine for deodorant would probably sell very well among those populations. I don't want to know what that smells like in a subway.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Salafism is just authentic Islam, unfiltered and raw."

    I think most critics of Islam are aware of this, yet the desire for a moderate Islam to emerge leads them to make statements such as this. Even if they don't expect any moderates, they can't alienate all Muslims all at once. After all, it could be that the majority of Muslims are moderate in the sense that they don't follow Islam to the extent that they will immediately embark on violent jihad missions. It is our job to communicate the rest of the story because Jewish leaders can't be seen as declaring war on 1.5 billion people all at once, and the same is true with many other who might have a target on their back already.

    "But Muslim leaders are blaming French society and poverty, because Muslims form terrorist cells to kill Jews in the name of Islam because there aren’t enough social benefits."

    It's laughable, but the liberals lap it up, don't they? Islam causes poverty. So even if this was literally true, we'd still have the same need to deal with the root problem: Islam.

    Fatalism, among other implications of Islamic ideology, leads to populations who can never collectively compete with Westerners. This means there will be no end to the envy and blame, and claims of colonialism or "neo-colonialism."

    There is no way any "moderate" Islam will solve any problems in the long term. It may put another generation to sleep, but Islam must be destroyed completely by proving how absurdly impossible it is as a religion, along with the obvious destructive results of tolerating it.

    We don't advocate more tolerance of crime, why advocate tolerance of ideologies that lead to crime, hatred and envy, not to mention the outrageous lies? The answer is focusing on free speech rights and traditions, and using that speech to directly attack the lies.

  • sugar

    "Society as a whole should wonder whether it’s responsible for this.”

    So by his reasoning French society is to blame for rabid antisemitism even though it's in the quran and hadith – the murder ,rapes,persecution,attacks on police and muslims killing dogs.

    Did French society cause the rape epidemics in Sweden and Norway?

    That lame excuse has been used up,like their bizarre claims of racism.
    It is not a few troubled young muslims murdering,suicide bombing,raping,rioting and destroying our societies .It is millions and they are in every country.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Society as a whole should wonder whether it’s responsible for this.”

      But we already told them: It's the liberals who enable and empower these otherwise impotent psychopaths. Not that some conservatives aren't fooled to go along…

      If by blame he mean self-destructive tolerance, then yeah. We are to blame. Let's fix that, shall we? Down with tolerance of intolerance and lies. Down with Islam. Down with collectivism and its lies about class victims.

  • http://abo.dr-rjp.com Dr. Ron Polland

    First, they have to stop new Muslim immigration, Threatening the life of another or placing another’s life in danger is a crime. It is not the exercizee of free speech. At a minimum, immigrants who preach hatred and violence towards Jews or Christians should be deported. If they are born on Foreign soil and are citizens, then strip them of their citizenship and deport them. If you send them to jail, It is unlikely that they will become less radicalized in what ios a more radical environment.