“Police and prosecutors said the 29-year-old is a radical Islamist and that traces of what could be an explosive material were found in his car.”
He’s apparently proud his brother chased down an 8-year-old girl, grabbed her by the hair, and shot her in the head. Such intrepid, manly mujahedin. And Mohamed Merah met his desperate end jumping out the window to flee from police after hours of cowering in the bathroom, an amateur surrounded by professionals.
Jihadists target civilians because they don’t often do so well when they have to fight like men. “French gunman’s brother ‘proud’ of what ‘school slayer’ did,” from Agence France-Presse and Newscore, March 24 (thanks to Search4Truth):
TOULOUSE, France — The older brother of the Toulouse gunman who killed seven people in France said he was “proud” of Mohammed Merah’s actions, police said Saturday.
Abdelkader Merah admitted being present when the scooter used in the killings was stolen, even though he claimed he knew nothing of his brother’s criminal intentions.
He 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 Mar. 11 and Mar. 19 in the southwestern French city, shocking the country in the buildup to a presidential election.
Abdelkader Merah 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 said the 29-year-old is a radical Islamist and that traces of what could be an explosive material were 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, after which they would have to be taken before a judge in the French capital.
Mohammed Merah was alone when he carried out the killings, but there has been speculation that he had accomplices or logistical help. Investigators said he apparently lived beyond his limited means….
He was reportedly on welfare.