As Muslims in Toulouse claim victim status by whining about backlash, Mohamed Merah’s father is going them one better, having the gall to claim that his son was murdered and that he isn’t even sure he committed the murders (for which young Merah actually claimed responsibility). It is a recurring pattern: any time a Muslim commits a jihad atrocity, other Muslims work hard to shift the blame and responsibility upon non-Muslims. Every time.
ALGIERS, France (AFP) “” The father of an Islamist gunman, branded a “monster” after he boasted of killing seven people in southern France, is suing a crack French police unit over his son’s death as the family prepares for a funeral in Algeria.
The body of 23-year-old Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent, was due to arrive in Algeria yesterday, a family member told AFP.
He was shot dead by French police on March 22 after a lengthy stand-off followed by an exchange of gunfire at his Toulouse apartment.
The body “will be accompanied by the mother and a sister of the deceased”, a relative said, adding the corpse would first be washed in France, according to Muslim custom, before being buried in the Medea region, south of Algiers….
If he is being buried according to Islamic ritual, clearly his mass murders do not place him outside the pale of the Muslim community.
Algerian lawyer Zahia Mokhtari told AFP Wednesday she had been hired by the dead man’s father, Mohamed Benalal Merah, to press charges against French police for shooting him dead.
“Mr Merah thinks that his son was murdered. He has asked us to file a complaint against the French security services,” she said. “We will begin the procedure once the burial is completed.”…
Merah’s father insisted Wednesday he would not “shut up” after saying he wanted to sue over the death of his son.
The comment, reported in an Algerian Arab-language daily newspaper, came after French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe reacted angrily to the threat of a legal challenge.
“If I were the father of such a monster, I would shut my mouth in shame,” Juppe said.
In an interview to France 24 later Wednesday, Merah’s father said: “If my son was really behind the killings, it was not good.
“If he has really committed these crimes and killed innocent people, he was wrong,” he said, insisting: “If it was really him.”
“If he was pushed to commit these acts by other people, it was wrong. He was blinded”, by them, the father said.
When police surrounded Merah’s Toulouse apartment last week, the gunman fought off an initial assault and then, in a conversation with a police negotiator, claimed responsibility for the attacks.…