Islamic antisemitism boils over, as a Muslim vents his hatred and rage upon those whom the Qur'an designates as the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82). "Toulouse shooting suspect is jihadist for al Qaeda," from the Independent, March 21 (thanks to David):
FRENCH police are engaged in a stand-off with a self-proclaimed al Qaeda jihadist, suspected of killing three children, a teacher and three soldiers, after swooping on his home in France in an early morning raid.
Armed police exchanged shots with the man after descending on the house in Toulouse at 3am. His brother was arrested at a separate location.
The 24-year-old told police he was a jihadist for al Qaeda seeking revenge for Palestinian children and French military postings overseas.
He is a French citizen of North African descent and has been named locally as Mohamed.
Police confirmed that he has spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
His home at a five story apartment block at 17 Rue Sergent Vigne in the Cote Pavee district of Toulouse, just three kilometres from the school where a Rabbi and three children were shot dead on Monday.
It is understood that police tracked him down after receiving a tip-off from a scooter dealer who he contacted last week asking for advice on customising his vehicle.
Police are concerned that he may have explosives and that he will blow up the building, in the Cote Pavee residential district, if they storm it.
Two police officers were injured as the operation got underway this morning.
"He claims to be a mujahideen and to belong to al Qaeda," Claude Gueant, the French interior minister told journalists at the scene of the siege. "He wanted revenge for the Palestinian children and he also wanted to take revenge on the French army because of its foreign interventions."
He wanted revenge for fictional atrocities, trumped up by the Palestinian propaganda machine.
The area surrounding the house was cordoned off by police officers wearing full body armour and helmets, thought to be members of France's special weapons squad RAID.
The suspect's mother was also brought to the scene.
"She was asked to make contact with her son, to reason with him, but she did not want to, saying she had little influence on him," Mr Gueant said. "This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past ... and says he belongs to Al-Qaeda and says he wanted to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army."...