Jihadist has finally been arrested. France Jihadist NOT arrested yet. Still in apartment -Mohammed had been given 2.30pm deadline to surrender.
UPDATE: LIve coverage of the standoff with Muslim soldier The Telegraph
- Self-confessed Muslim terrorist thought to have killed seven people in two weeks
- Mohammed Mera, 24, is 'armed and dangerous' and likely to kill again
- Broke out of Afghan jail in 2008, was being tracked 'for years'
- Said he WAS going to post footage of horrific murders online today
- Has Uzi machine gun, Kalashnikov assault rifle and other weapons
- Three tactical police officers wounded as they tried to arrest suspect
- Second man believed to be his brother arrested nearby
"Let us be clear. There has not been one single instance, ever, of the Israeli military deliberately targeting Palestinian children in a school in Gaza" (here)
1. Media reporting lies about Gaza children deaths in relation to Toulouse murders
2. French foreign minister speaks in Hebrew at end of his remarks at this morning's funerals
3. EU chief Ashton apologizes, after calls for her to resign over her Toulouse shooting remarks
Mohammed Merah, a 24-year-old French Muslim, 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 Obama says, "respect it!"
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
Jews. please. leave. Europe.
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 raid, which started at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, came a day after French authorities offered new details on Monday’s shootings, an assault that has stunned the nation and terrorized the city, saying 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.
The bodies of the four victims of the shootings lie in shrouds at the Jewish School targeted by an assassin
Grieving: Men and women pictured mourning during a ceremony at Ozar Hatorah Jewish school
Police sources said a man had been arrested earlier this morning at a separate location in connection with the killings.
The gunman's mother had also been brought to the scene of the siege in a northern suburb of Toulouse to help with negotiations, Gueant said.
'Negotiations with the suspect are ongoing, gunfire has been exchanged,' the minister said. Read more: Daily Mail
Negotiations? He should be shot in the head.