Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"A Neo-Nazi Named 'Muhammed'?"

From JC at the AT:
"The major story in Europe these last few days has been the manhunt for the killer of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse and three French paratroopers.  Since the paratroopers were all "of color," the open speculation by European talking heads was that the gunman was a Neo-Nazi, thus someone on the "extreme right," a possibility that energized the media."
With the additional possibility he's a radical Lutheran, of course.

From this morning's surprised NY Times:

French Police Have Cornered Suspect in Shooting of Jewish School Children.
"The man claimed to belong to Al Qaeda, telling negotiators the attacks were meant to avenge the deaths of Palestinian children and to protest French military deployments abroad, according to Interior Minister Claude Guéant, who was at the site of the raid on Wednesday morning.

Investigators believe the man, identified as Mohammed Merah, a French national from Toulouse, to be behind the shooting deaths of three French paratroopers as well as an attack on Monday outside a nearby Jewish school that killed a rabbi and three children. Mr. Merah fired several heavy volleys at security forces ringing the five-floor apartment building in which he had barricaded himself, about two miles south of the school. Two officers were slightly wounded, Mr. Guéant said."
It's not one world. But we mustn't rush to judgment about the suspect's motives.
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