French Muslim who shot Jewish children in the head also killed Muslims for being French soldiers. The shooter's mother was brought to the scene in hopes she could convince him to surrender but she refused to speak.
3/21/12, "Islamic Jew-Hatred: French Muslim Was Jewish Day School Shooter," Atlas Shrugs, Pamela Geller
"French police are in a standoff with the Muslim who shot Jewish children in cold blood at a Jewish Day School in Toulouse, France. Will there be discussion of Islamic Jew-hatred? No. Will there be discussion of how the very existence of Israel is offensive to Muslims? No. Will there be discussion of expunging the quran of the violent texts that command Jewish genocide? No....
But if it were any other perpertrator responsible, they would be blaming everyone and everything under the sun. This Muslim soldier was no "lone gunman." He is a soldier in the army of the global jihad.
His brother is already under arrest.
The suspect self-described as "mujahideen" with links to Forsane Alizza.
The government has ordered the dissolution of a domestic Islamist group, saying that it was a terrorist organization training its members “for armed combat,” Interior Minister Claude Guéant said Monday. The Web site of the group, Forsane Alizza or “The Knights of Pride,” says its aim is to fight Islamophobia. The Web site is laced with anti-Semitic material and postings supporting organizations that are widely deemed to be terrorist groups, including the Afghan Taliban. A recent recruitment appeal by Forsane Alizza called for “soldiers,” and the group acknowledges some violent aims, in particular in the defense of Muslim women. The group gained attention last year through demonstrations against a French law banning the wearing of the full facial veil in public. A cofounder of the group, Mohammed Achamlane, said it would contest the dissolution order in court. “This is truly farcical,” he said in a telephone interview from Nantes in western France. “They have absolutely nothing against us.”
Source: New York Times
NY TIMES: TOULOUSE, France — "Elite police officers raided a residence in Toulouse early Wednesday in pursuit of a 24-year-old man claiming ties to Al Qaeda and suspected in the killings this week of three young children and a rabbi at a nearby Jewish school, French officials said.
The man told police negotiators that those killings, as well as the shooting deaths of three French soldiers in recent days, were meant to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest French involvement in the Afghanistan war, according to investigators and Interior Minister Claude Guéant, who was at the site of the raid on Wednesday morning."...
The low-lifes at The Times have to put this bloodthirsty barbarian's "palestinian" propaganda in the second paragraph. Genocidal ghouls."The suspect fired several times at security forces ringing the residence in which he had barricaded himself in the neighborhood of Côte Pavée, about two miles south of the Jewish school where the four people were killed on Monday. Two officers were wounded, Mr. Guéant said.
Police officials were attempting to negotiate with the suspect and had brought his mother to the residence in the hope she would help convince him to surrender but she declined to speak the suspect, Mr. Guéant said.
He also said that the suspect’s brother had been arrested but his whereabouts were not immediately known.
Mr. Guéant’s spokesman, Pierre-Henri Grandet, said that the suspect had traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan and described himself as a mujahedeen, or freedom fighter. Mr. Grandet added that the suspect, who has not been identified beyond a statement by Mr. Guéant that he was a French national who said he belonged to Al Qaeda, had come to the attention of French intelligence services before the shootings because of his travels to Afghanistan and Pakistan....
The lone gunman seemed to be filming his actions as he coolly shot his victims to death. Mr. Guéant told a French radio station that surveillance footage from the school’s security cameras showed what appeared to be a video camera strapped to his chest.
It needs pointing out that the soldiers this jihadist murdered last week were Muslim. They were fighting for the enemy, for France .......
Reuters witnesses at the scene heard several shots at about 4.40am GMT.Gueant said that police were also talking to the brother of the gunman, who is a French citizen from Toulouse.""
Below, 8 year old Jewish girl shot in the head by Islamic killer.
"He entered the school and grabbed Miriam Monsonego as she was running. He grabbed her hair and fired at her body. As she bled out and slumped to the floor, he listed her head and fired two shots at her head from point blank range to make certain his Jewish victim would not survive." via Atlas Shrugs
Update, 3/22/12, BBC, "Christian Etelin, a lawyer who has previously acted for Merah (the killer), said his client had violent tendencies.
"There was his religious engagement, an increasing hatred against the values of a democratic society and a desire to impose what he believes is truth," Mr Etelin said.He also denied earlier reports that Merah had been jailed for explosives offensives in Afghanistan, saying his client was in jail in France for robbery with violence at the time - from December 2007 to September 2009."..."French gun suspect 'wants to die'," BBC
In March 2011 two Palestinians slashed the throats and stabbed the hearts of sleeping Israeli children: 3/14/11, "Ruth Fogel was in the bathroom when the Palestinian terrorists pounced on her husband Udi and their three-month-old daughter Hadas, slitting their throats as they lay in bed on Friday night in their home in Itamar.
The terrorists stabbed Ruth to death as she came out of the bathroom. With both parents and the newborn dead, they moved on to the other children, going into a bedroom where Ruth
and Udi’s sons Yoav (11) and Elad (four) were sleeping. They stabbed them through their hearts and slit their throats."...
3/14/11, "Our World: Three Jewish children," Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick
3/14/11, "Dead Jews is no news," Mark Steyn, The Corner
3 Israeli children stabbed to death in March 2011 and their murdered parents, members of the Fogel family
George Soros group J Street objected to mention of the Fogel murders in general US discussion of Israel borders:
(I could not find a date on the J Street web page. But the Fogel murders, also known as the 'Itamar murders' took place in March 2011. Further discussion of J Street reaction to the Fogel murders in AT article below. ed.)
4/1/11, "Incitement by Palestinian Arabs: The Role of J Street," American Thinker, Lawrence W. White, MD