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Old 19.03.2012, 14:34
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A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulouse

A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in the French city of Toulouse:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17426313
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Old 19.03.2012, 20:32
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

The same murderer also killed two french paras & another soldier with clean headshots, in previous incidents. Since the paras were of North-african origin and the soldier from La Reunion, these horrible crimes should calm some of the more xenophobic announcements of France's soon-to-be-ex president. The police are looking for two ex-paras who were thrown out of the army for neonazi behaviour.
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

Dreadful. As you say, perhaps it will calm some of the NF supporters. A lot of anti Jewish sentiments in France. Some might remember the Carpentras incident when Jewish cemeteries were desecrated in the 80s, bodies exhumed and carried around in the streets on metal posts.

We were on holiday near Dunes du Pila north of Bordeaux and there was an old bunker on the beach with huge graffiti saying 'FOUR A JUIFS' (Jewish ovens) - I went to complain to the Maire's office and they just laughed and said 'nothing wrong with that'.
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

I really hope they catch the animal who did this before he can strike again. Its sickening that this could happen so close to home, or anywhere for that matter.
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Old 19.03.2012, 20:58
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

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I really hope they catch the animal who did this before he can strike again. Its sickening that this could happen so close to home, or anywhere for that matter.
Human. Animals don't commit hate crimes, it takes homo sapiens to truly act horribly.

May they rest in peace.
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

So sad, poor mother loosing a husband and two kids on one day.

Its scary to see what has happened to france in the past few years, even though it could of happened anywere...
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Old 19.03.2012, 22:14
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

Not to worry - the culprit(s ?) will be caught, put on trial, sent to jail and released in return for hostages
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Old 19.03.2012, 22:55
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

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Not to worry - the culprit(s ?) will be caught, put on trial, sent to jail and released in return for hostages
You what? Is this a joke? This criminal looks like he's a french Breivik. The killer was big, white and heavily tattooed.
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Old 19.03.2012, 23:07
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

From the BBC: "Investigations are pursuing two principal lines of inquiry: an Islamist motive or the far right."

Both are not averse to hostage taking (but the far right have less countries that support them), and Breivik won't die in jail (or on the chair) either.

btw - where did you read that the killer was tattoed ?
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Old 19.03.2012, 23:22
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From the BBC: "Investigations are pursuing two principal lines of inquiry: an Islamist motive or the far right."

Both are not averse to hostage taking (but the far right have less countries that support them), and Breivik won't die in jail (or on the chair) either.

btw - where did you read that the killer was tattoed ?
The latest is the guy is likely to be a neo-nazi paratrooper who was expelled from the French army recently, for links to extremism.
The guy who did the shootings had a tattoo on his face, as did one of the expelled paras.
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Old 19.03.2012, 23:29
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

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Old 19.03.2012, 23:47
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Not to worry - the culprit(s ?) will be caught, put on trial, sent to jail and released in return for hostages
You here jump to conclusions. The two Paras were Maghrebis, and so, the culprit rather was a xenophobe French "native". Possibly a Neo-Nazi, as France has quite many of that.
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

Apparently they've got the coward surrounded in a house: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17446999

According to the press reports. He's calling himself a Mujaheddin and wanted 'to revenge for the children of Palestine'

So no Nazi and by the looks of it no former soldier.

Well done to the police for finding the beast so fast.

Apparently a bomb has also went of at the indonesian embassy without hurting anyone...
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Old 21.03.2012, 16:08
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

The suspect escaped from jail in Afghanistan, returned to France and was under surveillance.

A wanted Jihadi stayed free while the authorities knew his location. Not very reassuring.

Another Islamist terrorist addressed the UN's human rights commission in Geneva.

Some people just don't get it.
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Old 21.03.2012, 16:15
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

As always can we keep on topic, if this turns into another Palestine/Israel thread then chances are it will be closed.
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Old 21.03.2012, 17:15
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As always can we keep on topic, if this turns into another Palestine/Israel thread then chances are it will be closed.
Islamist terrorism has very little to do with Israel/Palestine - except as an excuse for antisemitism.

The fact that it's still tolerated by the U.N is appalling.
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

He has been arrested this afternoon.
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Old 21.03.2012, 17:19
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He has been arrested this afternoon.
He has? I read that reports of his arrest had been denied by the French authorities. His brother has been arrested though.
Seems he planned to post his video camera footage online. Sick bastard
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Old 21.03.2012, 17:21
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

His name is Muhammed Murak, a French Algerian, he has been arrested, or ARD TV is lying!
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Old 21.03.2012, 17:22
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Re: A gunman has shot dead a teacher and three children at a jewish school in Toulous

Any link to the two stage French elections April 22 and May 06 is purely coincidental, you'd not want to catch a potential bad guy too soon before the nation votes, the populace can have such a short memory ....
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