Wednesday, 21 March 2012

French shootings

I'm sure everyone has heard about the shootings at the Jewish school in Toulouse, south-west France in which three children, aged 3, 6 and 8, and a rabbi were shot dead.

The headline in the Daily Star read 'Four killed in Nazi attack'. The paper reported that 'police are hunting three "neo-Nazi" paratroopers and alledged that the main suspects were "three soldiers who were fired for neo-Nazi activities in 2008."

The Sun's headline was "Hunt for 'Nazi' soldiers after four are killed in France school shooting".

The Daily Mail said that police were hunting an assassin with right-wing connections. The Independant said that it was a "lone nut" with extreme racist views.

Then today we find out the truth.

As I write this French police are engaged in a siege with a man they believe is responsible for the killings.

The suspect, 24, has been named as Mohammed Merah, of Algerian origin, according to French news agency AFP.

French interior minister Claude Gueant said he had declared himself to be a "mujahideen" or Islamic warrior fighting to avenge Palestinian children killed in the conflict with Israel.

"This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past... and says he belongs to al Qaeda and says he wanted to avenge Palestinian children and to attack the French army. He has links with people involved in jihadism and salafism," he said.

Once again the media try to blame Nationalists for attrocities committed by Muslims.