French gunman 'to give himself up'

2012-03-21 11:29

Paris - A gunman under siege by French police in Toulouse, suspected of killing four people at a Jewish school this week, has told negotiators he will give himself up later today, Interior Minister Claude Gueant said.

"He said ... he will turn himself in this afternoon," Gueant told BFM television, adding that authorities were determined to take the suspect alive so he could stand trial.

The gunman, a 24-year-old Frenchman claiming to belong to al-Qaeda, threw a pistol from the window of the house in exchange for a "communication device", Gueant said. He still has an Uzi machine gun, a Kalashnikov assault rifle and other weapons, he said.

The man, who is also the prime suspect in the killing of three soldiers last week, told negotiators he acted to punish France's army for its foreign interventions and the plight of Palestinian children.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-21 11:57

    If the reasons for his actions given on sky news are true then all I can say is members of Al-Qaede are evil personifide and are not worthy of life! However I do agree that taking him alive is a better option as then one would know the extent of the cancer!

  • Cosmos O'Ndebele - 2012-03-21 12:00

    Mentioning the grizzly death of Palestinian children

      haigs - 2012-03-21 12:28

      Ah, so that warped mentality gives anyone the right to kill innocents? I think not!!!!!

      wesleywt - 2012-03-21 12:29

      So that two boys and the girl deserved to die because of something that may or may not have happened thousands of kilometres away. Cosmos the stupid is strong with you and your evil terrorist friends.

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-21 12:55

      Waaap" u people are giving yr own narrative right? In 2011 Israel killed 115 Palestians 18 of whom were children, 37 not involved in any warfare.

      Steve - 2012-03-21 13:01

      Cosmos, you are sub-human, with the intellect of a flea..... get a life

      Cosmos O'Ndebele - 2012-03-21 13:19

      @Steve remember Hiltler believed Jews were sub humans ar u saying im Jewish too? Well its up too you

      Jaba - 2012-03-21 13:51 need help. get a life

      Cosmos O'Ndebele - 2012-03-21 14:04

      Unlike all of u, i dont do selective reading- U turn blind eye on Palestinian suffering pity

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:39

      Cosmos, truly, you're heartless and petty. You also don't really know what is happening in the Middle East, or you wouldn't be making this comment. Educate yourself, look deeper, then come back here and comment. But first, grow a heart. It is completely insensitive to make this comment on this thread.

      Garth - 2012-03-21 15:55

      Cosmops - what YOU are turning a blind eye to is the right of innocents to life; regardless of whether they be Jewish or muslim, arab or Israeli. Shooting an innocent because you believe that `your people' have been wronged by `his people' is as stupidly cowardly as it gets. And cowards that kill children, deserve death through the cleansing experience of excruciating pain.

  • Dawood - 2012-03-21 12:49

    killing of any child or innocent is a dispicable act..but Palestinian children are being murdered for decades, but the pro zionist media like news24 don't report that.

      Peter - 2012-03-21 12:59

      Perhaps they shouldn't throw stones at soldiers.

      Dawood - 2012-03-21 13:07

      Thats the warped mentality u have..stones against tanks,fighter jets,and modern weapons..the Palestinians are fighting a terrorist state that has been and is still staeling their lands..all u are is a racist bious f..k

      Danie - 2012-03-21 13:17

      perhaps if they didn't kill the inocent in the cities with rocket fire and suicide bombings then people wouldn't defend themselves and kill them while they are hiding among the civilians...

      Jaba - 2012-03-21 13:53

      Hamas is to blame for the death of Palestinian children, not Israel. Hamas uses dead children for their propaganda. Hamas is sick

      Shirley - 2012-03-21 14:08

      Have you actually read the words you have written?You propogate this murderous behaviour by living by the creed that 2 wrongs make a right! Until people stop putting different sectors of society in"boxes" and start treating people like human beings with equal rights this behaviour will continue!

      Arp Liebenberg - 2012-03-21 14:19

      dawood you are the local vilage idiot, excuse yourself and disappear!

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:42

      You too don't really know what is happening in the Middle East. You're making yourself out to be a fool. The Palestinians are attacking Israel, armed and incited by the UNELECTED dictators of the region. These dictators could far more easily give the Palestinians the few neighborhoods they need to call home, from the vast lands they control. Israel is defending herself from almost daily attacks. Sure she goes overboard at times, and this is not right, but the Palestinians have to grow up and understand they're allowing themselves to be used, with tragic consequences, mainly to themselves.

      Dar - 2012-03-21 17:53

      Hamas is a direct result of Israel’s “government sponsored terrorism”. The rockets being fired into Israel comes as a reaction to the Zionist brutally uprooting and exiling thousands of innocent Palestinians, unleashing a tsunami of racially motivated laws aimed at demoralising Palestinians and depriving them of their basic human rights. Do you think you can steal someone’s land, imprison and torture their leaders, bulldoze their houses destroy their religious sites and get away with it Scott free? The rockets being fired is in-fact miniscule in comparison to the atrocities carried out by the Zionist regime on a daily basis. Stop and think before making it sound as if Hamas just woke up one morning and decided to shoot rockets into Israel for no apparent reason. The myth that Hamas uses Human shields has been proved as rubbish, read the goldstone report, point 34. The same report found that Israel was guilty of targeting hospitals and mosques with white phosphorous bombs and no, Hamas was not using them (hospitals) as a base to bomb Israel see point 35 and 36. Hamas is not perfect but they are definitely not the devils you wish to portray them to be!

      Dar - 2012-03-21 17:55

      @Fred who came first Israel or Hamas?

      Dar - 2012-03-21 18:15

      Fred - 2012-03-22 00:57

      What's your point? Why does that matter? The Israelites have been in the are as long as the other tribes. This is recorded fact. The better questions are: who is funding Hamas and why? The answer is: the UNELECTED dictators of the region, who are using the Palestinians to hold onto power, by giving their populations an external enemy to focus on, rather than truly care for the Palestinians by giving them the FEW NEIGHBORHOODS they need to call home, from the vast lands they control.

      Fred - 2012-03-22 04:16

      Dawood, Dar, Cosmo, you really are despicable to be writing those words on this thread.

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-21 12:50

    what goes around comes back around...what the israeli government is doing in middle-east is hounting its innocent citizens abroad...

      Shaun McDermott - 2012-03-21 12:58

      whats the bet he is busy wiring up his apartment to a bomb thats why he is buying himself time .....knowing these islamic terrorists they right cowards and dont like been caught alive

      Dawood - 2012-03-21 13:11

      @ Shaun who are you to distinguish between a freedom fighter and a terrorist..all that the freedom fighter has is the bomb, cos the rest of the terrorist western govts fight like cowards with theyre modern weapons and kill innocents and call it collateral damage..LOOK at it this way--the white man has since the beginning of time been the evil thief and conniving evil doer..he's the reason we have so much trouble in the world..

      wesleywt - 2012-03-21 13:21

      Its moronic comments from Dawood that encourages evil. How did the people that scum murder oppress the Palastinians? The Syrians are murdering thousands of muslims. Yet I haven't seen a single comment about that from you Dawood. Are you a hypocrite?

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:43

      Azainian, you're showing yourself to be an ignorant fool

      Fred - 2012-03-22 01:12

      Dawood, there's a BIG difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist. The one reaches for high ideals, such as human rights, the right to vote, freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion, freedom of the individual, greater freedoms and more human rights all around. The other uses terror to stop freedom, stop society from evolving towards greater freedom and self-expression, aims to increase oppression, uses of fear and terror to control people and society for the benefit of a few at the top, and usually chauvinism and oppression of women are a high priority.

  • Ari - 2012-03-21 13:02

    Al Qae duh belongs to the CIA. Think of this as an electioneering stunt pulled by Sarkozy. Sarko was seriously unpopular. People are shot, it's linked to terrorism, and TA-DA! He's a star again! Do Not Believe Everything The Media Tell You!!

      Dawood - 2012-03-21 13:13

      @ Ari i'll believe almost anything bad or evil that is linked to the west.

      wesleywt - 2012-03-21 13:23

      Why don't you comment on the Syrians Dawood? Hypocrite as well as a conspiracy nut.

      Ari - 2012-03-21 13:39

      @ wesleywt What would you like to hear? That armed opposition elements have carried out serious human rights abuses, as reported by Human Rights Watch today in a public letter to the Syrian National Council (SNC) and other leading Syrian opposition groups? Abuses include kidnapping, detention, and torture of security force members, government supporters, and people identified as members of pro-government militias, called shabeeha. Human Rights Watch has also received reports of executions by armed opposition groups of security force members and civilians. Stop being so selective in what you condemn.

      Dawood - 2012-03-21 14:48

      Wesley who supports the opposition militia in Syria...the US ,Nato and Israel..they have the blood of thousands of innocents on their hands..but u wouldn't know that cos ur a gullible fool that only follows the propogandist cnn and sky the rest of ur brothers on this comments column, u fools are one track minded..

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:43

      Hahahaha! Al-Quaida = the CIA.

      Ari - 2012-03-21 17:22

      Fred - Yes - Al Qaeda = CIA Do some real research and Google Tim Osman (for example) - then ask why the Saudi Royal Family was allowed to leave the US the day after 9/11 etc, etc, etc. . . .but then you are one of the sheeple, no?

      Fred - 2012-03-22 01:14

      It's a ridiculous idea that only a few on the lunatic fringe of society hold, those who are delusional, think fiction is real life, and like to dabble in the dark recesses of the mind.

      Fred - 2012-03-22 01:17

      That you support the unelected brutal dictator Assad really says it all

  • " - 2012-03-21 14:03

    I wish to express my heartfelt disgust at the indiscriminate shooting of three innocent children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in France. The recent killings are against every divine and human laws and need to be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Terrorizing innocent people and shedding blood constitute a form of injustice that cannot be tolerated and accepted. Every conscience driven human being should be unified against all those who terrorize innocent children, woman and men, and those who permit mass murder and destruction. Murder, other forms of violence like wars, oppression and occupation are an evil of our species and are totally unacceptable. It is an obscenity, the evil of our time that all conscience driven people must work to eradicate. My sympathies and thoughts go out to the bereaved families, their friends and to the French people at this very distressing time and also to all those affected by these brutal acts of cruelty and satanic behaviour.

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:44

      Well said. I wish there were more Muslims who would speak out as you do. The silence is deafening from so many.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-21 14:27

    Dawood: Anybody calling themselves a freedom fighter and randomly killing innocents is nothing but evil! You and your kind are not worth anger or dissbelief at your ignorant,racist,inhuman,brainwashed comments. Heres wishing you the best seat in the "house" when you get to hell!

      Dawood - 2012-03-21 14:54

      yes your western brothers we call it collateral damage..i dont condone any murders,but then its the western govts whom initiate these evil acts,supports them and fools like yourself glorify them cos their your own kind..and by the way,your life is probably hell on this earth cos thats how you can distinguish and wish the evil on others..Well i would wish you a long life of hell on this earth

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-21 15:01

      @Dawood/Patrick, Don't be so pathetically childish, unless you are in grade 5 !!!!!

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-21 15:28

      @Dawood YOU MUST be the same guy as this Patrick. I doubt very much, there can be two different people on this site, who are; So full of themselves So full of HATRED So full of DISGUST YOU MAKE ME PUKE !!!

      Fred - 2012-03-21 15:45

      Dawood, you're ignorant and don't really know what is happening in the Middle East. You're making yourself out to be a fool. Educate yourself before you speak like this, for your own sake mainly.

  • Dawood - 2012-03-21 15:40

    @ Africa21stcentury ppl are usually what they eat,and considering your own admission you are what you expel, PUKE

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-21 15:57

      Sorry, I meant grade 3 !!!

      Shirley - 2012-03-21 16:01

      Is that the best you can do???? For someone who "knows it ALL" like you I expected better. But then again you live in your own world and dont get out much!

  • Malcolm - 2012-03-21 20:41

    This is a French problem! This is not in the middle east, these are not Palestinians and Israelis, both the killer and the victims are French! To kill children wantingly is insanity no matter what your religion or cause is, all life is a miracle and a gift and no humans right to remove it. The victims and their families have been robbed, and the killer has robbed himself of the values and dignity that made him human. For all of you out there that advocate violence of any kind I hope you and your families are prepared to be in the front line to fight for what you believe in instead of cowardly hiding behind your computers and throwing abuse. After what we have been through as a nation you should hang your head in shame as you have leaned nothing from your own experiences.

      Fred - 2012-03-22 01:16

      Unfortunately Islam has the core belief that martyring oneself is holy, and human life is not valuable. Other religions hold this belief too, but not as starkly as Islam. It is essential that this belief is changed, in all religions and walks of life.

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