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Toulouse gunman's brother is 'proud'

2012-03-24 14:11

Paris -The older brother of the Toulouse gunman who killed seven people said he was "proud" of Mohamed Merah's actions, police said on Saturday.
Abdelkader Merah also admitted being present when the scooter used in the killings was stolen, even though he had said he knew nothing of his brother's criminal intentions.

Merah and his girlfriend were taken into custody after his brother was killed trying to shoot his way out of an apartment following a 32-hour police siege.
The 23-year-old had murdered three Jewish children, a trainee rabbi and three soldiers in three separate gun attacks between March 11 and March 19 in the southwestern French city, shocking France in the build-up to a presidential election.

Abdelkader and his girlfriend were being transferred from Toulouse to Paris on Saturday for questioning by anti-terrorist police, a source close to the investigation said.

Police and prosecutors have said that the 29-year-old is a radical Islamist and that traces of what could be an explosive material had been found in his car.
He and his girlfriend will be questioned at the anti-terrorist police headquarters in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret. Under French law, they could be held until Sunday morning, after which they would have to be taken before a judge in the French capital.

Mohamed Merah was alone when he carried out the killings but there has been speculation as to whether he had accomplices or logistical help. Investigators said he apparently lived beyond his limited means.

Their mother, who was also taken into custody, was released late Friday, judicial sources said.

Comments
  • Poaul Zwarts - 2012-03-24 14:16

    Religion of peace...

      Ian - 2012-03-25 10:34

      I would say he should share his feeling of pride with his fellow terrorists, and be deported immediately with his WHOLE family, uncles, aunts, you name it,into the middle of the worst conflict zone created by his 'organization', with nothing but the clothes on their back. Why are they so bent on destroying the Western society that they are living on like little parasites, to lazy to contribute anything meaningful to mankind.

      Jaba - 2012-03-25 13:34

      Many in the West have condemned the Toulouse murders and killer's monstrosity in recent days, and some even expanded the scope of denunciation to include Mohammed Mareh's jihadist sources of inspiration and the hotbeds of fundamentalist Islamic incitement. Yet still, almost everyone is staying away from pointing the finger at Islam as a whole, a religion that like an interminable production line gives rise to such phenomena, organizations and murderers. These terror attacks, are aimed at killing as many people as possible, at times while executing children; the Islamic terror industry knows no boundaries and cannot be satisfied. In 2010 alone, according to official figures, Islamic terror and violence slaughtered no fewer than 29,832 people. The actual numbers are likely much higher. God help us all.

      Fidel - 2012-03-25 14:59

      While counting numbers, care to tell us how many innocent Muslims woman and children have ended up being dead at the hands of Nato/Israhell state terrorism?

  • Geronimo - 2012-03-24 14:37

    And yet they are content to lay in the bosom of western democracy... if I was France I'd covertly drop them in the middle of the night somewhere in the middle of a desert in a nice Muslim country, how about their native Algeria for starters, or if that's not to their liking, there's always Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan. No place for these extremist people who support cowardly murder in the West. Send them packing!

      Anthony - 2012-03-24 15:01

      what i enjoy about sarkozy is that he calls a spade a spade ---he calls these things immigrant scum--he is so correct-- the sad thing is they let them into france in the first place

      Fidel - 2012-03-25 11:04

      Sarkozy is also an immigrant scum from Hungary, just like you and your ilk in this country and continent.

  • Hermann - 2012-03-24 15:22

    Just another religiously lost moron blabbering in public.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-24 16:08

    I dont get it-they are allowed to stay on in France? Dump the filth in the middle of the ocean!

  • leigh.ridgway - 2012-03-24 16:20

    It's these radical pigs that give Islam such a filthy name! Imagine being proud of someone because they killed innocent children! Cowards!!!

  • Yar - 2012-03-24 16:21

    Guillotine the entire family

  • wesleywt - 2012-03-24 18:02

    They should release the video where this scumbag grabs the six year old girl by the hair and shoots her in the head. I wonder if they will still be proud of themselves.

      fishycraig - 2012-03-24 18:33

      Ugh, they will just justify it.

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