When this story first broke yesterday I assumed the killer was Muslim.
I know, this marks me as a bigot. More enlightened citizens figured the killer as Mormon or Catholic.
The really enlightened—American liberals—tagged the murderer as a member of the Tea Party.
An Israeli Zaka volunteer stands next to the bodies of Monday’s shootings in a morgue before their funeral in Jerusalem today. Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons Aryeh, 5, and Gavriel, 4, and seven-year-old Miriam Monsonego were gunned down.
And geopolitical sophisticates will, no doubt, cast this as a Mossad operation carried out in order to make Muslims look bad.
INTERPOLATION: In Hollywood, when casting a film we look for certain types and we cast actors whose personae fit that type. But sometimes we cast against type. We do this to confound audience expectations and bring a whole new dimension to the movie One of the best examples of casting against type was when Tony Curtis, the amiable boy next door, was cast as the Boston Strangler in the 1968 movie. His performance was chilling and brilliant.
Well, in France they’re not casting against type.
It’s shocking, just shocking, but the confessed butcher of Toulouse is named Mohammed, a Muslim multi-tasker with the standard grievances—Jews, Israel, Jews, Israel, blah, blah, blah—who shoots Jewish children at point blank range while simultaneously filming the act.