January 11, 2013, - 3:49 pm
OUTRAGE: France Frees Lebanese Palestinian Terrorist Who Murdered US Lt Col, Israeli Diplomat; Tried to Kill US Diplomat
Yesterday, French courts freed Georges Ibrahim Abdallah a/k/a George Abdallah a/k/a Salih al-Masri a/k/a Abdu-Qadir Saadi, a Lebanese Arab terrorist who murdered an American attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris and an Israeli diplomat in Paris in the early 1980s on behalf of the Palestinians. At the time, Abdallah also tried to murder an American diplomat in France.
Arab Terrorist Georges Abdallah Murdered Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray & Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov . . .
In 1982, Abdallah murdered Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray, who was the assistant U.S. military attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, an Israeli diplomat also in Paris. Bar-Siman-Tov was shot in the head three times in front of his wife and children at the entrance to his apartment. Abdallah also tried to murder Robert O. Homme, the American consul in Strasbourg, France. He was captured in 1984 and, in 1987, convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the murders. But, unfortunately, a Paris Court granted this monster parole in November 2011. And, now, it appears that he’s beaten all of the appeals, thanks to the French determination to set this animal free.
While the U.S. Ambassador to France is denouncing this, Barack Obama’s voice is nowhere to be heard (just as George W. Bush’s voice was silent when Germany released one of the Hezbollah hijacker/murderers of Robert Dean Stethem in 2005):
“I am disappointed by the decision today,” US Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin said in a statement.
“Life imprisonment was the appropriate sentence for Mr Abdallah’s serious crimes, and there is legitimate concern that Mr. Abdallah would continue to represent a danger to the international community if he were allowed to go free.
“I am hopeful that French authorities will appeal today’s decision and that it will be overturned,” the ambassador said.
Sadly, there is probably no hope of that, and Ambassador Rivkin likely knows this. Abdallah is expected to be released and deported from France on Monday. He will probably return to Lebanon and go back to his old terrorist ways. Abdallah was a terrorist in one of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) offshoots, the PFLP-SOC, and then joined the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions (LARF), which he led in France.
Abdallah’s murder of Lt. Col Ray made his wife a widow and left his two young children–a son and a daughter–fatherless.
From coverage of Abdallah’s 1987 trial and the widowed Sharon Ray’s testimony:
Abdallah, 35, who left the trial Monday after denouncing what he called, “Yankee criminals” in an opening statement, did not attend Tuesday’s session. In a written statement, signed “Arab fighter,” he told the court there was “no reason that I appear.” . . . All three attacks were claimed by the extreme leftist Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction. Police and terrorism experts say Abdallah is the leader of that organization. . . .
Ray frequently halted her testimony to fight back tears. She left the courtroom earlier Tuesday when the pistol that prosecutors say was used to kill her husband was shown to the judges. Police found the pistol among other arms when they raided a Paris apartment rented by Abdallah.
As a civil plaintiff in the Abdallah case, Ray is not required to be a witness, but after composing herself she said she wanted to make a statement. Georges Kiejman, the attorney for the U.S. government and Ray, said he decided to call her to the witness stand because the court had only heard political slogans and technical details and had not considered the effect on individuals` lives.
Ray was critical of the police investigation of her husband`s death. She said he had befriended a priest who helped young Lebanese fleeing their country. At a birthday party in November, 1981, for the priest, her husband was introduced, along with his rank and function at the embassy, by the priest to some of these men.
Ray said she told French investigators about it shortly after her husband`s death.
Later the priest told her the police only asked him what kind of man her husband was.
It’s important to note that while Abdallah’s release is being celebrated by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar, Abdallah was not a Muslim at the time of the attacks, even though he has been a cause celebre for Hezbollah for years. He was a Maronite Catholic Christian (and a Marxist/Communist), as several others in the PFLP and their offshoots were. Not all Arab terrorists against America and Israel are Muslims, as I’ve pointed out before. Some of them are Christian (although the majority are Muslim). Later on, Abdallah reportedly converted to Islam while in prison.
Abdallah’s French lawyer says that his client wants to return to Lebanon to become a teacher. Uh-huh. A teacher of fellow Islamic terrorists. And we don’t need more of those on the street.
Georges Abdallah should have spent his life–his ENTIRE life–rotting in a French prison. His American and Israeli victims never got to breathe free another day after he murdered them. He should face at least the same fate.
Sadly, that’s not the world in which we live today. Terrorist murderers of innocents are freed and celebrated by Muslims and the West alike. And those who do the right thing are denounced as intolerant.
Up is down, left is right. And Georges Abdallah goes free. Disgusting.
The ghosts of Lt. Col. Charles R. Ray and Yaakov Bar-Siman-Tov are crying out. Why don’t the government and courts of France heed their cries?
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