Silence in Paris

What does it mean when no one talks about a brutal murder?

As every married person knows, silences can be pregnant with meaning, even if the meaning is not immediately clear. The silence in the French press about a recent startling event in Paris is surely pregnant with meaning. On Monday, April 3, an Orthodox Jewish woman, Sarah Halimi, a doctor aged 66, was thrown out of a window to her death by an African man aged 27. He was her neighbor in the flats where she lived. According to witnesses, whose testimony has yet to be confirmed, the man, who had been harassing her with insults for several days, shouted “Allahu akbar!” as he threw her.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Ignoring the threat never worked before, why would anyone expect it to work now?

  • Brett_McS

    They’re following the Four Stages of Inaction strategy exemplified by the British Civil Service in an episode of Yes, Prime Minister, when a Commonwealth island was purported to be in danger of take-over by Marxist guerrillas.
    1. There is no problem
    2. There may be a problem but best not to do anything about it at this point
    3. Perhaps we should do something now, but there is nothing we can do
    4. Maybe there was something we could have done, but it is too late.

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