Report: Toulouse Shooter Muslim Hero in France (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/04/12)
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Police all over France have reported several serious incidents linked
to the case of Islamist mass murderer Mohamed Merah.
Merah killed three French paratroopers and four Jews in a series of
shootings in Montauban (Tarn-et-Garonne) and Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
According to the French newspaper la Parisien, Merha has since become
a hero to young Muslims in France and a symbol of violent radicalism.
A Jewish man who owns a nightclub in Dijon (Côte-d´Or) filed a
complaint on 24 March after receiving death threats on his Internet
His mysterious caller, claiming al-Qaeda connections and referring to
Merah´s murders, told him that he should give him a large sum of
money if he would stay alive.
The same day, a few hours earlier, in Sarcelles (Val d´Oise), five
bullets from a small caliber weapon were fired into the pane of the
Yitzhak-Rabin municipal music conservatory. Initial findings
indicated the shots were aimed a poster calling for a Republican
rally March 25 in front of the city synagogue.
On 23 March, Three young Muslim men aged 16 to 19 claiming to know
Merah spay painted slogans saluting Merah just across from the Great
Synagogue of Toulouse, the city where Merah murdered three Jewish
chidren and a rabbi.
Similar slogans were spray painted near the Otzar Torah school where
the murders occurred, and near the apartment house in Izards where
Merah was killed by a police sniper as he leapt from a window while
firing at onrushing police.
On 22 March, also in the neighborhood of Izards where the killer was
from, police were confronted by a crowd of 20 angry young Muslims
chanting slogans glorifying Merah´s crimes.
One of those in the group, aged 20, threatened the police officers,
saying: "My friend Mohamed is a man, a true man... It´s too bad he
did not have time to finish the job and kill more police, but the
work will be finished ... ".
He was arrested before being handed over to the judicial police in
charge of the Merah case.
Also on March 22, during a drug trafficking trial in the High Court
of Bordeaux (Gironde), a man exclaimed: "There are many Mohamed
Merahs. Vive terrorism! Long live Al Qaeda! Long live Mohamed Merah!"
The man, 31, was arrested immediately.
A French correspondent who spoke with Arutz Sheva on condition of
anonymity said the problem was that Merah did not represent the
Instead, he was an angry young Muslim man who had grown up in
impoverished districts in France that other French Muslims could
"France as a whole has reacted to the murders in Toulouse and
Montauban as a 9/11-like wakeup call," our correspondent said.
But local Islamists, such as the Muslim student group "Les Verts"
(The Greens), who want to impose Sharia Law in France, claim Merah
was "an agent of Sarkozy and the Mossad."
"This shows the difference between traditional Jihadists and the
young muslims Merah inspired," they said. "In the universities he´s
an Israeli quisling, but in the streets he´s a hero – someone to
emulate.” (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/04/12)
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