Jihad — you know. It’s a venerable Methodist concept. And the Qur’an? That’s just an old cookbook. For we all know that Muhammad Merah’s bloody massacre had nothing to do with Islam, right? “French shooting suspect was recruiting boys for jihad: report,” by Paul Koring for the Globe and Mail, March 22 (thanks to Twostellas):
French police were warned nearly two years ago that Mohammed Merah, the Islamic radical suspected of murdering Jewish children and French soldiers, was recruiting boys for jihad — or holy war — according to Le TÃ©lÃ©gramme, a French newspaper.
The mother of a 15-year-old boy lured by Mr. Merah to his apartment where he was shown videos of beheadings, given a Koran and al-Qaeda indoctrination materials said she twice filed complaints with the police.
In an interview published by Le TÃ©lÃ©gramme, the woman identified only by a pseudonym Aisha, who said she lived in the same neighbourhood as Mr. Merah, blamed the police for failing to take her warnings seriously.
“I am appalled. It took all these people [to be] killed for Mohammed Merah [to be] finally stopped,” she said. “The police knew all about the danger of this individual and his radicalism.”
She said her son was forced to watch “unspeakable” videos of women being executed with shots to the head as well as beheadings.
“In his apartment, there was a huge Koran in his living room and several large swords hanging on the wall,” Aisha said….