On April 4, 2017 Sarah Halimi, a 66 year old Jewish woman, was murdered by 27-year-old Kada Traoré. He broke into her home in the middle of the night. Traoré tortured Halimi and afterwards threw her out of the window of her fourth floor apartment in the Belleville neighborhood in northern Paris.
Witnesses heard Traoré, a Muslim of African origin, shouting Allahu Akbar – Allah is great — while committing his crime. Traoré had made many anti-Semitic remarks toward Halimi in the past, calling her and her relatives ‘dirty Jews’.