This has happened before in France: Mohamed Merah, who committed a jihad massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse, filmed his murder of an eight-year-old girl. These jihad videos apparently mean big box office in certain communities. And where might those communities be?
“Official: Gunman recorded terror attack on Parisian kosher grocery,” by Paul Cruickshank, Jim Sciutto and Steve Almasy, CNN, January 30, 2015:
(CNN)The terrorist who gunned down four people at a kosher market in eastern Paris earlier this month recorded the attack on a camera, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN on Friday.
The information backed up a report by Eric Pelletier, a national security reporter at the French magazine L’Express, who wrote that Amedy Coulibaly recorded seven minutes of the attack, including the moments when he killed three people.
Citing a French source close to the investigation, Pelletier reported that Coulibaly was able to use a computer at the market to email a copy of the attack video before he was killed by police.
Israeli mourners hug at the funeral in Jerusalem on January 13, 2015 of four French Jews, Philippe Braham, Yohan Cohen, Yoav Hattab and François-Michel Saada, killed in an attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Coulibaly was carrying the GoPro camera on his torso during the January 9 attack and subsequent standoff, the source told L’Express. French investigators have viewed the recording, said Pelletier, who shared details of his reporting with CNN.
“There is a strong probability that this video may have been transmitted to a recipient and not to a traditional media outlet,” said an investigator, who expressed his fear to see that video surface online one day.
The source said French investigators have examined computers recovered from the grocery store and are looking into what accomplices Coulibaly may have connected with around that time.
Several survivors said Coulibaly tried to connect to the Internet on his own computer but failed. He then went to a second computer in the store after forcing a hostage to help him. He inserted his memory card into the computer and appeared to be manipulating video or image files on the computer.
Coulibaly reportedly had proclaimed his allegiance to ISIS. He is believed to have killed a policewoman a day before the market attack….