Anti-Semitic graffiti found at home of Muslim victim of Toulouse Jewish school killer

Latrfa Ibn Ziaten has campaigned with French Jews against antisemitism.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
June 12, 2019 03:48
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People attend a national gathering to protest antisemitism and the rise of antisemitic attacks

People attend a national gathering to protest antisemitism and the rise of antisemitic attacks in the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, February 19, 2019. The writing on the sign reads: "Antisemitism, islamophobia, racism - not in our name". (photo credit: REUTERS/GONZALO FUENTES)

 
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(JTA) — The home of the Muslim mother of a victim of the jihadist killer Mohammed Merah from Toulouse was sprayed with antisemitic threats.

Latifa Ibn Ziaten, whose son, Imad, was murdered in 2012, discovered the graffiti Monday, she wrote on Twitter. One graffiti, written in misspelled French, read: “Jew, soon dead.” Another said: “Your time is coming soon, dirty Jew.” Ibn Ziaten, who has traveled to Israel in the framework of her activism against anti-Semitism and hatred, spoke at a convention of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jews of her indignation when she hears young Muslims speak of Merah as a martyr.A third read: “Long live Merah.”
 

Latrfa Ibn Ziaten has campaigned with French Jews against antisemitism.



Merah murdered her son, a soldier in the French army, days before he killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse.



“I can’t believe my ears and I tell myself this is simply not possible in the France I know,” she said in 2014.

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