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It takes a nation to protect the nation

After all the speculation that it was a neo-nazi who had been expelled from a nearby military base 4 years ago (talk about clutching at straws), it turns out it was a French muslim who'd been captured in Afghanistan before.  This is exactly the kind of thing that the TE-SAT 2011 report warned was a new vector for islamic terrorism in europe: europeans who've gone off to these islamic war zones and survived several months/years of military training, then returning to Europe and bringing the war here.

Whilst the BBC has been full of speculation about the killer being right-wing, and about Sarkozy rushing off to mosques to make sure that they were protected, plenty of things that were not being said suggested it was a muslim (the BBC kept reporting about CCTV showing his actions as a killer, showing he had a video camera attached to his chest etc).  No mention of course about whether or not he was a white man with blond hair, or with black hair and dark skin.

Now the news of his capture has broken, the BBC has been quiet on the entire topic for the last 40 minutes.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/03/france-islamic-supremacist-murder...

You can see below how the only left-wing site that is vaguely critical of islam reported on all this.  They jumped on the chance to use the photo from The Sun.  And only some hours later modified the title from: The Men They're Looking For.  Yet even after someone called Belinda pointed them to the TE-SAT report, there were still leftards assuming it had to be a neo-nazi who did the attack on the jewish children.

These people who run Harry's Place are pretty well-informed about the various "islamists" and their organisations.  Yet they betray their underlying prejudices.

http://hurryupharry.org/2012/03/20/the-men-theyre-looking-for/

The Men They’re (Not Now) Looking For

The Sun has a photo of three men who they say the police are hunting, in connection with the massacre of Jewish children and three French soldiers of Caribbean and North African heritage.

These three soldiers were cashiered from the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment in 2008, when this picture came to light.

The soldiers who have been murdered are also from the 17th Parachute Engineer Regiment.

UPDATE

The BBC now reports:

Three soldiers expelled from the army in 2008 for neo-Nazi activities have now been cleared of any involvement in the shootings. The three were members of the same parachute regiment in Montauban as the soldiers killed in the attacks on 11 and 15 March.

Earlier, Mr Gueant said inquiries had taken place “regarding soldiers who were kicked out of the army and who might want to seek revenge”

Comments

idler    
  20 March 2012, 1:56 pm

If it’s them, then one must be a DNA guru as the soldiers of “North African heritage” looked as French as any other Frenchman I’ve seen recently.

j.r.    
  20 March 2012, 2:03 pm

Presumably they may have known the victims personally then.

alfie    
  20 March 2012, 2:04 pm

Its all Sarkozy’s fault.

In all seriousness, this sends a chill down my spine. I just about remember the tail end of the NF’s heyday and can remember seeing skinheads giving Nazi salutes in front of me and my dad in Coventry and remember the swastika / NF graffiti.

There is a tendency to laugh them off, but this virus will never go away completely, and all it takes is a loaded gun to end the world for innocent children, women and men.

(of course we should never overstate them – they are miniscule and defeated, but still, in modern times, the damage an individual or small cell can do)

Max G    
  20 March 2012, 2:09 pm

In Jan 2009 arsonists rammed a synogogue in Toulouse with two cars packed with petrol bombs; the building caught fire but the Jews escaped unharmed.
.
Leila Shahid the Palestinian envoy to the EU said : “Look at the awful
incident in Toulouse with the car rammed into a place of worship,
which is unacceptable, but a result of images from Gaza.”

Dominique Sopo, the head of SOS Racisme, France’s main anti-racist
movement, said : “it is most likely that the crime is linked to the situation
in the Gaza Strip.”

Interesting?

Anne On    
  20 March 2012, 2:42 pm

Pleasant looking chaps.

joe millis    
  20 March 2012, 3:15 pm

Just like the EDL. But with guns

Savely    
  20 March 2012, 3:21 pm

It is now being reported that all three were cleared of charges by the French police.

DocMartyn    
  20 March 2012, 3:24 pm

They have the Flag upside down and back to front, the Maltese Cross is supposed to go in the top left corner.
Morons.

Josh Scholar    
  20 March 2012, 3:42 pm

They have the Flag upside down and back to front, the Maltese Cross is supposed to go in the top left corner.
Morons.

Someone should do a study where racists are given IQ tests then overlay their stunted results on their holy bell-curve.

Jon.    
  20 March 2012, 3:46 pm
Alec    
  20 March 2012, 3:54 pm

Alan’ll change the title piece.

~alec

Anne    
  20 March 2012, 3:58 pm

We shall see.

One of them has already been questioned – he turned up at the police station himself
Latest word from French police is that they are beginning to discount this hypothesis. We just don’t know

Abu Faris    
  20 March 2012, 3:59 pm

Good for Alan A putting up their faces. Welcome to the wonderful world of the French military. And one wonders why people think they are disgusting cowards.

Abu Faris    
  20 March 2012, 4:00 pm

Allonzi – les peuples. C’est non… eh?

KB Player    
  20 March 2012, 4:15 pm

The Sun loves putting up pictures of people before they have even been charged, let alone tried and convicted. That’s something that’s been brought out by the Leveson inquiry.

Why on earth should HP follow the Sun in this, or any other respect?

Quiet_Man    
  20 March 2012, 4:18 pm

Queue massive attempts alá Breivik to link these men to the EDL.

alfie    
  20 March 2012, 4:50 pm

Well, they’re still *%#@s!

Niels Christensen    
  20 March 2012, 4:53 pm

From an objective point of view there are only two leads in the investigation : the murder of the first soldier in civil clothes, the killer must have known he was a soldier, and the weapon, which isn’t a typically mass murder/terrorist first weapon of choice nowadays.
Everything else is political fantasies.

belinda    
  20 March 2012, 4:55 pm

The Europol TE-SAT reports show that right-wing terrorism in Europe is basically statistical noise. 99% of all terrorism in Europe is accounted for by the left-wing (including ethno-nationalists, supported by people like Ken Livingstone & Jeremy Corbyn etc., and animal libbers), and muslims.

Moobs    
  20 March 2012, 4:58 pm

I know this is going to seem naive but …

I’ve never been able to resolve the dissonance that arises from hyper-patriotism leading to an admiration and apparent allegiance to an expansionist enemy political movement.

Put another way, if you are super-proud of being French why on earth would you be saluting a German flag when the Germans have repeatedly tried to subjugate France?

Sarka    
  20 March 2012, 5:08 pm

KBPlayer
I rather agree with you. But oh well, trust the Sun to boob…To the trained eye these chaps are clearly not serious neo-nazi thugs, but innocent LSE students having fun on a ski trip.

Max G    
  20 March 2012, 5:26 pm

So are the French police now looking for Nazis or others who might be upset by Israel’s actions in Gaza?

PJH    
  20 March 2012, 5:38 pm

“Just like the EDL. But with guns…”

…swastika flag, nazi salutes and military gear.

(Spare me the links to photo-shopped images, Welsh neo-Nazis and that one NF twat in the green bomber jacket.)

hasan prishtina    
  20 March 2012, 5:43 pm

The Europol TE-SAT reports show that right-wing terrorism in Europe is basically statistical noise. 99% of all terrorism in Europe is accounted for by the left-wing (including ethno-nationalists, supported by people like Ken Livingstone & Jeremy Corbyn etc., and animal libbers), and muslims.

Or to put that into real figures:

Failed, foiled and completed attacks 2010

Separatist 64.3%
Left-wing 18.1%
Not specified 16.1%
Islamist 1.2%
Single issue 0.3%
Right-wing 0

Source: TE-SAT 2011

Interesting that while right-wing terrorism and animal liberationists can be described as statistical noise, Islamist terrorism is a much smaller threat that the ‘counterjihadist’ movement would have us believe.

Queue massive attempts alá Breivik to link these men to the EDL

1) These men have been eliminated from the investigations
2) Breivik was one of the 100,000-odd who pressed ‘like’ on the EDL’s Facebook page at the time when the EDL was using this as its method of counting its number of supporters. There is no evidence that these men did so
3) Breivik travelled to England to demonstrate with the EDL – there is no evidence to link these men to EDL demonstrations
4) Breivik had 150-odd Facebook friends in common with the EDL – there is no evidence to suggest that these men have been communicating with EDL members

Phil    
  20 March 2012, 6:01 pm

The flag is a Third Reich naval ensign which would have hung off the stern or mast of a ship, and as DocMartyn has pointed out it is upside down.

Max G    
  20 March 2012, 6:23 pm

Hasan,
Do you have any figures for those who have been found guilty of attacks on French Jews/cemeteries/synogogues? I wonder what % of attacks lead to prosecutions. My guess is that the numbers are very small.

blah blah    
  20 March 2012, 6:40 pm

“Interesting that while right-wing terrorism and animal liberationists can be described as statistical noise, Islamist terrorism is a much smaller threat that the ‘counterjihadist’ movement would have us believe.”

Most people do not associate the left-wing with terrorism. And blogs like HP are very keen to jump on the idea that the current attacks in France are “neo-nazi”, when the evidence not just of the 2011 TE-SAT but earlier reports show that right-wing terrorism is basically non-existent.

You ignore what the rest of the 2011 report says.
“The number of Islamist terrorist attacks actually carried out in the EU was limited to three attacks in 2010. They caused minimal damage to the intended targets. Potentially, however, at least two of these attacks could have caused mass casualties and multiple fatalities… In many Member States there is evidence of the existence of well-organised recruitment and logistical support networks. Volunteers are recruited in the EU to support Islamist terrorist activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan,the Northern Caucasus, Somalia and Yemen, to mention the most important conflict zones… Of ongoing concern is the number of predominantly young EU nationals travelling to conflict areas that include the Afghan/Pakistani border, Somalia andYemen, with the intent to take part in armed combat or join training camps. Those individuals pose a serious risk, because of the contacts, skills and modi operandi used in combat zones and the potential intent to apply these on EU soil.”

There is no cause for complacency. MI5 state that there are currently more than 230 muslim terrorists in prison in Britain. Most of these terrorists will be out of prison in the next decade.

http://4freedoms.ning.com/group/terrorism/forum/topics/mi5-s-list-o...

Max G    
  20 March 2012, 6:56 pm

It seems that although there have been many antisemitic attacks in France over the last decade, very few people have been prosecuted for them. Perhaps the French state has not taken the threats to Jews seriously enough? If that is the case, then it might be that France and its’ Jewish population have
an insurmountable problem on their hands.

alfie    
  20 March 2012, 7:20 pm

Just went on the Fiachra Gibbons article to look at the comments at random. One of the first ones I saw – (paraphrase) ‘is it a coincidence that the killer on a motorbike drive by used the same method as the killers of the Iranian scientists’

Yep its the Zionists!

Alec    
  20 March 2012, 7:55 pm

To the trained eye these chaps are clearly not serious neo-nazi thugs, but innocent LSE students having fun on a ski trip.

~*wipes coffee from screen*~

~alec

hasan prishtina    
  20 March 2012, 8:19 pm

Do you have any figures for those who have been found guilty of attacks on French Jews/cemeteries/synogogues? I wonder what % of attacks lead to prosecutions

The issue was on the data produced by Interpol in the TE-SAT reports which do not mention whether or not the attacks mentioned led to separate prosecutions (They set out conviction rates elsewhere, but it is impossible from the report to determine which cases led to trial, conviction or acquittal) As for France, there were 389 victims of antisemitic attacks in 2011.

http://www.crif.org/fr/lecrifenaction/rapport-sur-lantis%C3%A9mitis...

You can download the report from here.

Most people do not associate the left-wing with terrorism

In which case they are complacent fools who have taken leave of their senses. There is little mileage in using TE-SAT to claim that right-wing terrorism is non-existent when the very same reports show left-wing terrorism to be, after separatist actions, the largest terrorist threat in Europe.

You ignore what the rest of the 2011 report says

I don’t ignore anything, nor am I complacent about anything but, on the contrary, want more measures taken to protect the innocent public. I understand you feel the same about Islamic attacks, but I only wish I could believe that you were of the same opinion about the other 98.8% of terrorist attacks in Europe.

BTW, CRIF has an excellent website with some valuable resources, not only about antisemitism, with reports on Arab antisemitism, France and the FN, but also on the US, “anti-Zionism” and the case for Israel and lots on Jewish culture, history, literature and Judaism.

Max G    
  20 March 2012, 8:41 pm

Alfie,
Stormfront suggests that it was Mossad.

DocMartyn    
  20 March 2012, 8:50 pm

“Abu Faris
Good for Alan A putting up their faces. Welcome to the wonderful world of the French military”

Abu, I think you are slightly unfair here.
These men were dishonorably discharged from the French Army.
I understand that the French Military and the Police are taking steps to eliminate neo-Nazi’s from their ranks.

Abu Faris    
  21 March 2012, 12:16 am

Doc

Not in my experience are the French military trying very hard.

DocMartyn    
  21 March 2012, 2:45 am

Abu, the French military was until very recently a stand alone force, with a lot of grudges. After the Berlin wall fell they have begun to emulate other NATO structures and training, especially the German Army. All the people who were involved in the various North African wars have retired.

Max G    
  21 March 2012, 5:44 am

According to Reuters French police have shot a man with Al Qaeda links suspected of the killings.

reactionary cad    
  21 March 2012, 5:51 am

The guardian is saying that police have arrested a 24-year-old who has them he wanted to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children. He was described as a French national with an Algerian mother.

Max G    
  21 March 2012, 6:30 am

So what impact will the identity of the killer(s) have on the French election? Will this help Marine le Pen? It will be interesting to see how she responds and whether she tries to secure some sort of political advantage. Her father was quite antisemitic which is an ironic twist. Would he have recognized the French Jewish children as being French?

passer by    
  21 March 2012, 6:40 am

How very predictable that HP habit of jerking off over “the far right”, while in reality being very close to it ideologically itself should, again, be shown up for tge hollow joke sham that it is. Not nice to play lefty politics with the corpses of slain French children, not nice, HP, not nice at all

Niels Christensen    
  21 March 2012, 7:10 am

As I said before, there has been so many stupid uninformed speculations about who and why.
Now they have found the guy, and he is “Le tueur se revendique d’al-Qaïda”
http://www.francesoir.fr/actualite/faits-divers/tuerie-de-toulouse-...
He is a france algerian, who has been in camps in Afghanistan, did it because he would revenge the ‘children of Gaza’ and the french troops in Afghanistan.

Max G    
  21 March 2012, 7:15 am

Might be an idea to avoid pics from The Sun?

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So, he basically sounds like hundreds of muslim men across europe.

They never had any proof that he was preparing a criminal act. He committed several acts of delinquency, a dozen, some with violence His radicalisation took place within a group with a Salafist ideology and undertook two trips, one to Afghanistan one to Pakistan.

10.05 Breaking news from AFP. Police now say they have detained the alleged gunman's mother, brother and his brother's girlfriend. Henry Samuel reports that a second brother and two sisters of the gunman have also been arrested.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9157126/Tou...

I have yet to re-discover the quote I saw that said that muslims preparing for jihad must get the consent of their parents.

A prime example of Kitman.  This islamic expert is obviously saying that in the Meccan phase islam ("the foundations of this religion") was peaceful.  He omits to point out that this was abgrogated by calls to violence.  The Telegraph's gloss on it is far more emphatic than the deliberately ambiguous phrase of France's most senior muslim (who will be consciously avoiding saying something that would fully misrepresent islam as peaceful).

09.47 France's most senior Muslim leader says the gunman has acted against Islam. Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the French Muslim Council said:

QuoteThese acts are in total contradiction with the foundations of this religion. France's Muslims are offended by this claim of belonging to this religion.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9157126/Tou...



And here we have the Telegraph covering up even further for islam:

08.45 The rector of Paris's Grand Mosque urged the country not to stigmatise its Muslim citizens following the disclosure that the gunman has claimed to be an Al-Qaeda member. Dalil Boubakeur said "99.9 percent" of Muslims in France are law-abiding citizens and that the killings of three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi in the Toulouse region were the work of a tiny "fringe".

QuoteI'm competely surprised that the author of these misdeeds be from a fundamentalist, jihadist, terrorist-type movement of the kind we thought was controlled, neutralised and harmless in our country

We understand the seriousness of this news ... because it is important not to mix this up with the Muslim religion, which is 99.9 percent peaceful, civic-minded, reasonable, non-violent and entirely integrated in our country.


The muslims says islam is 99.9% peaceful; the journalist glosses that as 99.9% of muslims are peaceful.

Here we see how the whole family was probably cognisant of these planned attacks.

Police are also believed to have uncovered a significant lead when investigating an online advert for the sale of a scooter placed by a 30-year-old soldier who was killed last week. Emails to the paratrooper, in which arrangements were made to view the bike, may have been sent by the gunman’s brother. Detectives were then able to identify which computer was used to send the emails.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9157126/Tou...

More information about the "normality" of this man.  He was "simply" protesting about the ban on the burka in public buildings.

11.35 We have a little more from that fascinating call Mohammed Merah reportedly made to the news channel France 24 in the early hours. He is said to have told a journalist that he was motivated by France's ban on wearing the Burka. Ebba Kalondo, the deputy head of the channel's Africa service, says Merah wanted to "take revenge on the law against the full Islamic veil (in France) and also in France's participation in the war in Afghanistan and to protest against the situation in Palestine." Kalondo said:

QuoteHe was a very eloquent young man. He wasn't at all agitated, nor excited. Very, very calm, very convinced by what he was saying, very polite. He didn't stop saying it was just the beginning.

He was apparently a veteran from Afghanistan who escaped from a prison there.  

11.18 Ghulam Faruq tells Reuters that Merah was detained by security services on Dec 19, 2007 for bomb making offences. He escaped from captivity during an insurgent attack on the jail where he was being held.

11.08 Breaking news from Reuters: alleged gunman Mohammed Merahwas previously arrested for planting bombs in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to Ghulam Faruq, the director of prisons in Kandahar. He was sentenced to three years in prison but escaped in a mass jailbreak in 2008 orchestrated by the Taliban, Furuq told Reuters.

Obviously just your normal muslim, then.

According to the lawyer who had defended this normal, well-integrated muslim citizen of La Republique, he was normal, polite and not a fanatic.

12.35Christian Etelin, a lawyer who has previously represented Merah, described his former client as a "polite and courteous" man. Mr Etelin told the channel BFMTV that Merah was "gentle and courteous - certainly not a fanatic". He said his client had served a prison sentence for "a common crime" after snatching a bag from someone in a bank.The lawyer, who has defended Merah over various petty crimes since 2004, said

QuoteThe situation and what I know of his personality, with certain fragile aspects, leads me to fear unpredictable behaviour.


12.29 Mr Sarkozy added that all those who visit websites that glorify extremism and acts of terrorism will be punished with the full force of the law.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9157126/Tou...

And when these things continue to happen, ultimately it will be necessary to outlaw the Koran.  Exactly as Geert Wilders says is required.

A woman who knew Mohamed Merah as a boy and then saw him descend into a life of petty crime spoke to The Daily Telegraph at the scene of the siege.Malika, 40, who declined to give her full name, is a bus driver in the area where the siege is taking place. She says he turned from a life of petty crime to radical Islam after being sent to prison. She said:

QuoteHe was a normal kid, very cute, with no problems at all. But he started to get into trouble – he became a delinquent. Things started to degenerate when he was in his teens. He did some hold-ups of shops, he snatched bags. They sent him to prison before he was even in his twenties. He must have met someone inside who introduced him to radical ideas because when he came out, his mother told me that he was completely changed. She had no idea how to relate to him anymore. His older brother is even more radical and the two of them went off to Afghanistan together, along with the older brother’s girlfriend. Their mother lost all contact with them then.

14.30 Prosecutor Francois Molins says ... that Merah had told police he was radicalised while in prison, during which time he began reading the Koran.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9157126/Tou...

How many innocent people, who never asked for or wanted the islamisation of europe, must die before the Koran is outlawed?

From the New York Times

'Before meeting with Mr. Sarkozy, Richard Prasquier, the national head of Crif, the Jewish organization, said: “It is absolutely excluded that we confuse this character — and the Islamist, jihadist, Al -Qaeda-linked movement he represents — and the Islam of France, which is a religion like all other religions.”

'the Islam of France, which is a religion like all other religions'.  Is the Islam of France different than Islam?


"Dalil Boubakeur said "99.9 percent" of Muslims in France are law-abiding citizens and that the killings of three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi in the Toulouse region were the work of a tiny "fringe"."

This is just so unbelievable.  The media conspires with the government to suppress the figures.  In the UK muslims are 3x over-represented in prison (4.9% of the population, versus > 13% of the prison population). 

In France it is even worse: "This prison is majority Muslim -- as is virtually every house of incarceration in France. About 60 to 70 percent of all inmates in the country's prison system are Muslim, according to Muslim leaders, sociologists and researchers, though Muslims make up only about 12 percent of the country's population."   That's from The Washington Post! http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/28/AR2...

I've seen similar disparities in reports of the prison system in the US and India, and some other european countries.  

How is it they are "well-integrated", when in every country where they are a minority, they are massively over-represented in the prison figures?  Are jews in Britain massively over-represented in prison?  How about Thais?

And that doesn't even go into the issues of head-scarves, praying illegally in the streets, threatening to kill those who criticise them.  For most of these activities they are not even imprisoned, but they are all signs that muslims are not well-integrated.

And following the TE-SAT reports, we can expect to see more people like Merah.  TE-SAT predicted exactly the kind of thing that has just played out in Toulouse.  And there are hundreds more of these jihadis who will return battle-hardened (this man managed to kill 3 paratroopers, for goodness sake).  Not to mention all the jihadis coming out of prison - those imprisoned for terrorism, and those muslims who go from being sleepers to being active murderers whilst in prison.

I think it will take another few cases like Toulouse before the people will elect a government with the determination to outlaw islam.  

The media AND all the muslim leaders with the support the french govenment are openly admitting that islam is not to blame. How stupid do they think the French public are? The only thing the public lack, ( as we lack) is a voice! They don't lack inteligence. 

Richard Prasquier, the national head of Crif, the Jewish organization, said: 'the Islam of France, which is a religion like all other religions'.  Is the Islam of France different than Islam?

'14.30 Prosecutor Francois Molins says ... that Merah had told police he was radicalised while in prison, during which time he began reading the Koran.'

I just heard this same message repeated tonight on the news.  I suspect the Quran is the same in France as it is anywhere else.  So what the 'Islam of France' actually means is anyone's guess.  And why a French Jewish leader is talking like this is beyond my understanding.

I have been in discussion with jewish political activists in Britain for the past few years.  I was unable to get most of them to recognise the threat that islam is to them.  The levels of liberal self-deception and delusion are so great.  I know from my own transition that it was an extremely disorientating process, and it took me months to make the transition.  And most of my political activism was in the past, so it wasn't like I had a lot of political contacts and a public 'persona' to reconcile in this transition.

I do not see most jews being able to get their heads out of the sand until something like Toulouse is repeated many times.  And in the end, it is going to be up to the rest of society to leave the liberal ostriches with their heads in the sand.

Kinana said:

Richard Prasquier, the national head of Crif, the Jewish organization, said: 'the Islam of France, which is a religion like all other religions'.  Is the Islam of France different than Islam?

'14.30 Prosecutor Francois Molins says ... that Merah had told police he was radicalised while in prison, during which time he began reading the Koran.'

I just heard this same message repeated tonight on the news.  I suspect the Quran is the same in France as it is anywhere else.  So what the 'Islam of France' actually means is anyone's guess.  And why a French Jewish leader is talking like this is beyond my understanding.

Merah had filmed the killings with a camera attached to a chest harness. Officers have viewed the footage.

During the March 11 shooting of a paratrooper in Toulouse, he can be heard saying "You kill my brothers, now I'm killing you", Molins said.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/9162075/Tou...

That is exactly what muslim after muslim said to me (thinking I was jewish), during a 3 hour demo in support of Israel.  I told the police standing 10 feet away "he just threatened to knife me", and they just shrugged.

The problem all over the west, is that most muslims put their allegiance to islam and fellow muslims above all else.  Which is why in Britain they are only 0.03% of the armed services, but about 5% of the population.  They are fifth columnists.  And any of them could become activated at any time - just like Roshonara Choudhry.

This appeared in the Wall Street Journal behind a paywall. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304636404577299550343...

A summary is on Jihad Watch.  

The plot thickens.


An active and well-connected jihadist. "France's Jihadist Shooter Was No Lone Wolf: Mohamed Merah was practically a prince in violent extremist circles," by Jytte Klausen in the Wall Street Journal, March 25 (thanks to Bob):

[...]

In fact, Merah was practically a prince in French jihadist circles. His mother is married to the father of Sabri Essid, a leading member of the Toulouse radical milieu who was captured in Syria in 2006. Essid and another Frenchman were running an al Qaeda safe house in Syria for fighters going to Iraq. In a 2009 trial that came to be known in the press as "Brothers for Iraq," they and six others were convicted in France of conspiracy for terrorist purposes. Essid was sentenced in 2009 to five years imprisonment.

Family contacts could have been instrumental in setting up Merah's jihadist contacts and facilitating his travels to South Asia. Le Monde reports that the Pakistani Taliban and the Uzbek Islamic Movement trained Merah to become a killer. In 2010, he was captured in Afghanistan (reportedly by Afghan forces) and handed over to the French government, yet French media report that he was able to return to Northwest Pakistan in 2011.

The French police have confirmed that Merah was under periodic surveillance in recent months. That he slipped through and was able to carry out his attacks will become a source of criticism and self-recrimination on the part of the generally efficient French police. It certainly suggests that he had help from a network.

In executing his attacks, Merah did everything by the jihadist textbook. He made sure he would die a martyr's death that would be witnessed on television screens around the world. He murdered with a video camera strapped to his body, making him star and director of his own epic. He told journalists his videos would soon be uploaded. In the attack at the Jewish school Monday morning, Merah held a little girl by her hair while he paused to reload his gun. He then shot her. In a recording found in his apartment he tells another victim, a soldier: "You kill my brothers, I kill you." This is theater.

[...]

He signed that last tweet "Mohamed Merah-Forsane Alizza." Forsane Alizza, or "Knights of Glory," is a France-based jihadist media organization that was banned in January by French authorities after they discovered members preparing to train in armed combat. The ban made little difference, as content was uploaded to new sites. A website using the Forsane Alizza alias is still active....

 


His brother has stated how proud he is of the serial child-murderer.  And may well have served an active role in assisting his brother: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/03/toulouse-jihad-murderers-brother-...

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Muslim Terrorism Count

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

Mission Overview

Most Western societies are based on Secular Democracy, which itself is based on the concept that the open marketplace of ideas leads to the optimum government. Whilst that model has been very successful, it has defects. The 4 Freedoms address 4 of the principal vulnerabilities, and gives corrections to them. 

At the moment, one of the main actors exploiting these defects, is Islam, so this site pays particular attention to that threat.

Islam, operating at the micro and macro levels, is unstoppable by individuals, hence: "It takes a nation to protect the nation". There is not enough time to fight all its attacks, nor to read them nor even to record them. So the members of 4F try to curate a representative subset of these events.

We need to capture this information before it is removed.  The site already contains sufficient information to cover most issues, but our members add further updates when possible.

We hope that free nations will wake up to stop the threat, and force the separation of (Islamic) Church and State. This will also allow moderate Muslims to escape from their totalitarian political system.

The 4 Freedoms

These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
2. SP Freedom of Election
Any party is allowed - except one advocating the end of these freedoms
3. SP Freedom of Movement
The government can import new voters - except where that changes the political demographics (i.e. electoral fraud by means of immigration)
4. SP Freedom from Over-spending
People should not be charged for government systems which they reject, and which give them no benefit. For example, the government cannot pass a debt burden across generations (25 years).
An additional Freedom from Religion is be deducible by equal application of law: "Religious and cultural activities are exempt from legal oversight - except where they intrude into the public sphere (Res Publica)"

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