Toulouse terror suspect claims to be Al Qaeda member, "adamant" attack is beginning of larger campaign, blames French niqab law, military intervention, grievances with Israel

Muselmaniac   blames French niqab law, military intervention, grievances with Israel for attack

Not “Zionists,” but “Jews.”

The more excuses he piles on, the clearer it is that it is not ultimately about any of them. This, again, is about supremacism and antisemitism.

France: Jihad shooting suspect named, says he wants “revenge for Palestinian children”

Major media outlets say Muhammad Merah has not been arrested, but says he will surrender “this afternoon.” The excuse is familiar and predictable, as pretexts for revenge are a renewable resource for jihadists. There will always be a grievance, there will always be an excuse for more bloodshed, and there will always be an excuse for collective punishment of people who had nothing to do with the grievance except for some concocted guilt by association.

And no amount of bloodshed will ever be enough; for the jihadists, there can always be more. Ultimately, it is not about this or that excuse du jour. They will never say, “Okay, fine. That’s enough revenge,” because that is not what it is about. This is about supremacism and antisemitism.

First: “LIVE: Police say besieged gunman to surrender today,” from France 24, March 21:

Former Israeli Mossad chief: “Jews facing ‘wave of terror’ worldwide.”

“She was asked to make contact with her son, to reason with him, but she did not want to, saying she had little influence on him,” Mr Gueant said. “This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past … and says he belongs to Al-Qaeda and says he wanted to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army.”…

French police are negotiating with a man suspected of killing three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in south-western France. Officials say the 24-year-old has claimed links to al Qaeda and said he wanted to “take revenge for Palestinian children” killed in the Middle East. […]

Police laying siege to the home of the chief suspect in the recent killings of seven people in south-western France say the 24-year-old gunman has agreed to surrender later today.

More: “French gunman to give himself up ‘this afternoon’,” from Reuters and theJerusalem Post, March 21:

TOULOUSE, France – A gunman, suspected of killing three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in the name of al-Qaida, said on Wednesday he would hand himself over to police after an hours-long siege in which he wounded three officers. The suspect was named as Muhammad Merah, aged 24, AFP reported.About 300 police, some in bullet-proof body armor, cordoned off an area surrounding an apartment in a Toulouse neighborhood in southwestern France, where the 24-year-old Muslim man was holed up. Shots were heard in the early hours of the morning, and police said three officers had been slightly wounded.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant said the gunman was a French citizen of Algerian origin who had been to Pakistan and Afghanistan and had shot dead the four in revenge for French military involvement abroad. He is also suspected by authorities of killing three soldiers of North African origin last week.

“He said … he will turn himself in this afternoon,” Gueant told BFM television, adding the man had thrown a Colt 45 pistol from the house in exchange for a “communication device”.

He still has an Uzi machine gun, a Kalashnikov assault rifle and other weapons, the minister said. […]

French Interior Minister Gueant said earlier the gunman wanted revenge “for the Palestinian children and he also wanted to attack the French army because of its foreign intervention”.

“He claims to be a mujahideen and to belong to al-Qaida,” he told journalists in Toulouse.

Gueant did not say how they had tracked the man down, but that police were talking to his brother at a separate location in connection with the killings.

France’s Europe 1 radio said he had been picked up by Pakistani intelligence services in Afghanistan’s Kandahar and his details had been sent to the French security services. It gave no date.

Islamic antisemitism boils over, as a Muslim vents his hatred and rage upon those whom the Qur’an designates as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). “Toulouse shooting suspect is jihadist for al Qaeda,” from the Independent, March 21 (thanks to David):

FRENCH police are engaged in a stand-off with a self-proclaimed al Qaeda jihadist, suspected of killing three children, a teacher and three soldiers, after swooping on his home in France in an early morning raid.Armed police exchanged shots with the man after descending on the house in Toulouse at 3am. His brother was arrested at a separate location.

The 24-year-old told police he was a jihadist for al Qaeda seeking revenge for Palestinian children and French military postings overseas.

He is a French citizen of North African descent and has been named locally as Mohamed.

Police confirmed that he has spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His home at a five story apartment block at 17 Rue Sergent Vigne in the Cote Pavee district of Toulouse, just three kilometres from the school where a Rabbi and three children were shot dead on Monday.

It is understood that police tracked him down after receiving a tip-off from a scooter dealer who he contacted last week asking for advice on customising his vehicle.

Police are concerned that he may have explosives and that he will blow up the building, in the Cote Pavee residential district, if they storm it.

Two police officers were injured as the operation got underway this morning.

“He claims to be a mujahideen and to belong to al Qaeda,” Claude Gueant, the French interior minister told journalists at the scene of the siege. “He wanted revenge for the Palestinian children and he also wanted to take revenge on the French army because of its foreign interventions.”

He wanted revenge for fictional atrocities, trumped up by the Palestinian propaganda machine.

The area surrounding the house was cordoned off by police officers wearing full body armour and helmets, thought to be members of France’s special weapons squad RAID.The suspect’s mother was also brought to the scene.

“She was asked to make contact with her son, to reason with him, but she did not want to, saying she had little influence on him,” Mr Gueant said. “This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past … and says he belongs to Al-Qaeda and says he wanted to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army.”…

4 thoughts on “Toulouse terror suspect claims to be Al Qaeda member, "adamant" attack is beginning of larger campaign, blames French niqab law, military intervention, grievances with Israel”

  1. They will always have some grievance until they can make the whole world look like Afghanistan, even then, the terror would go on and on because someone wasn’t ‘Islamic enough’, until they could destroy humanity. Islam’s bloodlust will not be satisfied until every last human being is dead. What does that tell you about who Muslims worship?

  2. And they should have known from the start it was a Muslim, as only Muslims consistently kill Jewish children face to face, in cold blood, on purpose, with a determined focus.

  3. Is anyone surprised?

    And I’m sure his mother didn’t want to try to contact and reason with her son, not because she has no influence over him, but because she heartily agrees with his actions.

  4. Apparently, Monsieur M. Merah belongs to an organization called “Fursan Al-‘Izza”, Arabic for “The Knights of Glory”, whose goal is to “Islamize Western states and societies by implementing shari’a law, exalting the word of Allah, abolishing democratic states, and replacing them with Islamic regimes.”

    http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6204.htm

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