One of the jihadi's victims: Miriam
"I work for Al-Qaeda, I have superiors, I'm not alone... I'm alone in France, I work alone here, but I was sent by Al-Qaeda, I was trained by the Pakistani Taliban, there's an entire organisation behind this.
"They asked me to make bombs, I didn't want to... I told them 'train me in using a gun.'
In the Islamist training camp "there are French, Chinese, Tajiks, Afghans, Pakistanis, Americans, Germans, Spanish, all sorts."
"I took me around 10 days to find the brothers (Taliban). Because when I arrived, I wasn't allowed out, I stayed in one room, I had to wait. They didn't know who I was, where I came from. Not just anyone gets into Al-Qaeda. Praise be to God, I won their trust, I bought my gun, I was equipped.
"They offered me attacks in America, Canada, etc. And I said as I'm French, it's easier for me to attack France.
His targets included "known people, killing some diplomats, like the Indian ambassador, or press bosses in some countries."
"You think that I went to Pakistan and Afghanistan for tourism? Who is a tourist over there? 'Al harb khoudaa', you know what that means? It means 'War is deception.'"
"When you called me in for questioning (in 2011), when I was at your office, I was in contact with them (Taliban), I had found them... I think that's one of the biggest mistakes of your career!"
"Yeah, I go to nightclubs... I dressed in a certain way that shows that I don't have the profile of someone who's part of Al-Qaeda... I had a fashionable haircut, with a Mohican, long hair at the back... I did all that, I was blonde."
"I'm quite a good driver, and I was paid to go from one place to another... so I was paid by gangsters, driving them here and there." If the police came across them, Merah's job "was quickly to shake them off."
"I checked they (his guns) fired, that the bullet came out, I checked there was a bullet impact... Later I found a place where I could shoot without any problems just next to my place."
"I knew there would be roadblocks, all that, and then as soon as I'd completed the operations, I'd have the guts, I'd have gone into police stations, killed the policeman at the reception, I'd have killed people in the street, military police driving around, stopped at traffic lights, I'd have laid in wait."
Emmanuel Chain, the producer of 'Sept a Huit', the programme that broadcast the extracts, defended decision to run the tapes of the Muslim who slaughtered Jewish children at their school in Toulouse. He said the tapes had a 'high news value'. He added:
We learn how Merah trained with Al Qaeda, his determination. We learn a lot of things, it has been very much put in context.'...
So he was not "a lone wolf," but another Muslim soldier in the global jihad. Jew-killing jihadist now a hero in the Muslim world.
"You're up against a man who's not afraid of death': Outrage as chilling words of Toulouse terrorist Mohamed Merah are broadcast on French television Daily Mail (thanks to David)
- Merah, 23, killed seven in March during week-long rampage
- Killed after 32-hour siege at his apartment
- Self-style Al Qaeda-gunman also vowed to keep on killing
- Anger as taped exchanges are broadcast on national French television
Killer: Taped conversations between Mohamed Merah and police negotiators have been leaked to a French TV station
Toulouse terrorist Mohamed Merah told police he would keep on killing and that he 'loved death more than they loved life' as he was hiding under siege in his flat, it has emerged.
Taped exchanges between the Al Qaeda-inspired gunman and police reveal he also said he had not planned on being caught and 'was ready for all of the tactics negotiators would try'.
The chilling words, recorded during a 32-hour stand-off at his apartment after he killed seven people, were broadcast on French national television station TF1 yesterday.
Their airing has sparked outrage from relatives of the victims, and an investigation into how the audio was obtained has also now been launched.
In the clips, the 23-year-old can be heard defying the police and declaring he was not afraid to die. Merah eventually died in a shootout as police tried to storm his apartment.
He said: 'I know that there's a chance you could kill me, that's a risk I'm taking. So there we are, know that you are up against a man who is not afraid of death.'
After his first two attacks on March 11 and March 15 left three French uniformed soldiers dead, Mohamed Merah shot and killed Rabbi Jonathan Sandler.
He also gunned down his two young sons Gavriel and Aryeh, and another young girl, Miriam Monsonego, outside the Ozar Hatorah school on March 19.