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French police corner man suspected of Jewish school shootings; he claims al-Qaeda links

The suspect in the Toulouse killings claims to have al-Qaeda links


 

French police have cornered a man who claims to have al-Qaeda links in an apartment building in Toulouse Wednesday morning. He is suspected to be the gunman who killed three schoolchildren and a rabbi on Monday in the southern French city, as well as three paratroopers last week in nearby Montauban.

In a pre-dawn raid, police exchanged fire with the man, who French authorities say may have escaped from a prison in Afghanistan in a massive jailbreak in 2008, when more than 1,000 prisoners escaped from  Kandahar’s main prison. The suspect has been identified as Mohammed Merah, a 24-year-old French national of Algerian origin.

During the raid, the man threw a pistol out of the apartment’s window and reportedly told negotiators he’ll surrender sometime in the afternoon, but he’s said to have other heavier guns and has since stopped talking to the negotiators. The standoff is ongoing.

Meanwhile in Paris, a bomb exploded outside the Indonesian embassy, causing damages to nearby windows and cars, but injured nobody, according to a source who spoke to Reuters.


 
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French police corner man suspected of Jewish school shootings; he claims al-Qaeda links

  1. Mass immigration from the 3rd world OBVIOUSLY brings 3rd world problems to the West. Yes, there have been terrorists of all backgrounds but the vast majority are all from the same 3rd world, terrorist-producing regions. Mass immigration from those regions into Western nations like France, Canada or the U.S.makes the West for more vulnerable to terrorism than it would be otherwise. Anyone who still supports mass immigration from the 3rd world is a traitor and a collaborator who is cursing our children and grandchildren to the same life of violence and misery that is found in the 3rd world. No exceptions, no excuses. 

    • Terrible comment. Totally shameful.

      Immigration is actually GOOD for Canada and has enriched Canada in more ways than you can imagine. We are the 2nd largest country in the world (geographically speaking) and we’re only 34 million people. Less than the state of California! This is simply not enough to truly exploit our vast territory and get our economy on par with the top economies of the world. We need more and more immigrants, whether they come from England, Algeria or Indonesia. Anyone that has a degree, speaks one of our 2 official languages AND is willing to embrace Canada and help us build our country should be WELCOMED.

      Back to this article, this guy is 100% FRENCH since he was born and raised in France. Just like Obama is American. Did you hear anyone say Obama is Kenyan because his father was? No. 

      Now, I’m an Algerian-Canadian myself, born in Algeria, immigrated to Canada when I was a kid with my family. And guess what? I now run a high-tech company that employs people. I have traveled worldwide to seminars and conferences and proudly say that I’m Canadian.I truly hope you change your view on immigration because otherwise we are doomed as a country.Cheers