So it was Islamist terrorism after all! I should have known. There’s a direct line between Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese terrorist who smashed the skull of four-year-old Einat Haran in Nahariya in April 1979, through Amjad and Hakim Awad, who butchered five members of the Fogel family in the village of Itamar in March 2011, including eleven-year-old Yoav and four-year-old Elad and three-month-old Hadas, whose throat they slit, almost decapitating her in the process, to Mohammed Merah, the French Muslim jihadist who gunned down Rabbi Jonathan Sandler and his two sons, Arieh and Gabriel, aged six and three and then seized eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego by the hair, put a gun to her head and shot her at point-blank range.
I can’t imagine why the French authorities wasted so much time and effort trying to capture the vermin alive. France has abolished the death penalty and, had he been captured and brought to trial, even a life sentence in gaol would, no doubt, have seen this piece of human excrement back on the streets within ten or fifteen years – and that’s assuming the French authorities would not have been forced, at some time in the future, to exchange him even sooner for a kidnapped French citizen.
No. With the guillotine no longer an alternative, shooting him down like the rabid dog he was, seems the best possible solution.