The Wall Street Journal reported in 2006 that Halimi was found “stumbling in a field near the railroad tracks in the Essonne region south of Paris. Handcuffed, naked, with four-fifths of his body covered with bruises, stab wounds and serious burns, Ilan died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Soon after, police provided more details. The victim had been kidnapped Jan. 20 and held for 24 days by a gang from the banlieues, the poor suburban projects that ring the French capital, who eluded capture while repeatedly contacting Ilan’s family with ransom demands….Ilan’s uncle Rafi Halimi told reporters that the gang phoned the family on several occasions and made them listen to the recitation of verses from the Quran, while Ilan’s tortured screams could be heard in the background.”
At his trial, Fofana smirked at Halimi’s relatives and shouted, “Allahu akbar!”
“Outrage as Memorial for Murdered Jew Ilan Halimi Smashed,” by Ari Soffer, Arutz Sheva, May 3, 2015:
The mayor of a Paris suburb has voiced his outrage after memorial plaque honoring Ilan Halimi – a young Jewish man tortured to death by a Muslim gang in 2006 – was desecrated by unidentified vandals.
The glass-and-stone plaque was found smashed at 18:00 on Saturday evening in Bagneux, a southern suburb of the French capital, according to Le Figaro, and has since been removed for repairs.
Bagneux mayor Marie-Hélène Amiable described the vandalism as “outrageous, unacceptable, I am extremely shocked.”
Ilan Halimi, a Jewish cellphone salesman, was kidnapped in Bagneux on 21 January 2006 by an anti-Semitic Muslim gang calling itself “The Barbarians,” after being lured by a 17-year-old female gang member into what turned out to be a honeypot trap.
He was held for 24 days in an apartment building, where, bound and with his head covered entirely in duct tape apart from a small gap for his mouth, he was subjected to a horrifying ordeal of beatings and torture, while gang members attempted to extract a 450,000 Euro ransom from his family.
Halimi was found naked, handcuffed and tied to a tree three weeks after his capture, but died from his wounds on the way to hospital.
More than 80% of his body had been burned with acid and gasoline.
The brutal murder triggered widespread fears over rising levels of violent anti-Semitism and extremism emanating from France’s large Muslim community – fears which only continued to grow after several other deadly attacks against Jews by Muslims in the subsequent years….