Jewish school attacked in Toulouse, four killed

Pro Sandy
5:23a, 3/19/12
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From the BBC: A gunman has opened fire on a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing three children and an adult, police say.

At least two people were also injured in the attack outside the Ozar Hatorah school in the north-east of the city.

Police are hunting for the gunman, who witnesses said was riding a black scooter.

The attack comes days after three soldiers were shot dead by a man on a scooter in the same part of France.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17426313
Uma
6:15a, 3/19/12
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But gun control is supposed to eliminate gun crime?
93MarineHorn
6:28a, 3/19/12
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Curious what the backlash against muslims will be like if this turns out to be islamic terrorism. Hopefully it's only one nut job.
WHOOP!'91
10:01a, 3/19/12
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You can't mention it was a Jewish school, nor that eye-witnesses say the man looked middle-eastern.
Pro Sandy
2:14p, 3/19/12
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Update from BBC: French police are linking the shootings of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse to the killings of three soldiers of North African descent in two separate incidents last week.

The same gun and the same stolen scooter were used in all three attacks, sources close to the investigation say.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17437795
The Man In Black
7:44p, 3/19/12
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A murderous gang of neo-Nazi ex-soldiers was being hunted last night after three children and a teacher were shot dead outside a Jewish school in France.

Since it can't be blamed on muslims and to whip up outrage, the interest here seems to have quickly waned.
lechnerd02
7:56p, 3/19/12
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I hate French Nazis.
The Fife
5:13a, 3/21/12
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The suspect is 24 years old, of French nationality and says "he belongs to al-Qaida," Gueant told reporters. He said the suspect "wants to take revenge for Palestinian children" killed in the Middle East, and is angry at the French military for its operations abroad.

The man was known to authorities for having spent time in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The shooting suspect is "talking a lot, claiming his jihadist convictions" and calling himself a "mujahedeen," Gueant said.

"He said he wants to avenge the deaths of Palestinians," the minister said, adding that he is "less explicit" about killing French paratroopers.

http://www.live5news.com/story/17202501/french-prosecutor-shooters-victims-shot-in-head

Religion of peace / can't judge...
lechnerd02
5:39a, 3/21/12
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My apologies to French Nazis.
Tom Hagen
7:39a, 3/21/12
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Since it can't be blamed on muslims and to whip up outrage, the interest here seems to have quickly waned.


Ouch.
Squadron7
7:44a, 3/21/12
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"Muslim Spokesman Fears Backlash From Tomorrow's Bombing."
lechnerd02
7:56a, 3/21/12
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Upon further reflection, I still hate French Nazis.
james_austintx
8:30a, 3/21/12
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Squadron7 hahaha that is perfect
UMichAg
8:34a, 3/21/12
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A prosecution official in Paris named the suspect as Mohammed Merah, 23. He was born in Toulouse, said Elisabeth Allanic, a magistrate at the Prosecutors Office.


And some people question France's push to limit immigration...
mugwurt
8:46a, 3/21/12
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Since it can't be blamed on muslims and to whip up outrage, the interest here seems to have quickly waned.


Pro Sandy
4:42p, 3/21/12
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Heard on the radio he was still holed up in his apartment.
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