Toulouse Killer’s Brother Suspected as Accomplice (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 03/24/12)
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French police are increasingly inclined to believe that the terrorist
who murdered a rabbi and three children at a Toulouse school was
assisted by his brother. On Saturday, police spokesman Christophe
Crepin told reporters that Abdelkader is believed to have “furnished
[means] and acted as an accomplice” in Mohammed Merah’s attacks.
The brother, 29-year-old Abdelkader Merah, has told police that he
is “very proud” of his brother for murdering his victims. “I regret
nothing for him and approve of what he did,” Abdelkader told
Abdelkader has denied involvement in the attacks. However, it was
revealed Saturday that his laptop was near the Jewish school Mohammed
Merah attacked at the time of the shooting.
In addition, media reported Saturday that Abdelkader had been
arrested several years ago in France on suspicion of sending young
Muslims from Toulouse to Iraq, where they joined terrorist training
camps and then fought western troops in the country.
Mohammed Merah confessed to the shooting at the Otzar Hatorah school
and to the murders of three French soldiers before his death Thursday
in a shootout with police. He had also filmed some of his attacks.
However, his clear guilt in the killings did not answer many
questions, such as how he was able to purchase weapons and rent a car
to use in the murders. Merah had no clear source of income.
French intelligence chief Ange Mancini told media that forensic teams
are likely to find new leads when they look at Merah’s many
guns. “The weapons, too, will talk,” he said. (IsraelNationalNews ©
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