Toulouse school killer 'had camera around his neck'
20-Mar-2012 (11 comments)

The man who killed four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse had a camera around his neck and may have filmed the scene, France's interior minister says.

Claude Gueant said the camera was one clue helping police build a profile, as the manhunt intensifies with the area on the highest level of terror alert.

Police have linked the attack to two shootings last week in which three soldiers of North African descent died.

The same gun and the same scooter were used in all the attacks.

French schools held a minute's silence on Tuesday.

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by Darius Kadivar on

There is no clear motive, in this investigation, but it is an inescapable fact that all the victims have been Jewish, black or of north African descent.

The police are working against the clock, hoping they have put enough resources in the region to serve as the deterrent.

But the serial killer may develop an urge to take greater and greater risks, and the fear is that he is already planning his next attack.

There is a pattern to the style and frequency of the shootings - so far they have come every four days. And that puts the focus and concern on Friday - the Muslim day of prayer.


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Gunman dead as French siege ends

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A police siege in the French city of Toulouse ends with a man suspected of killing seven people now dead, officials say.

Gunman dead as French siege ends (bbc)



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Profile: Mohammed Merah

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Profile: Mohammed Merah (bbc)


Mohammed Merah, the man believed to be the gunman on a scooter who killed seven people in south-western France, is a 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian extraction. 

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French gun suspect 'wants to die weapons in hand'

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A gunman suspected of seven killings in France tells police besieging his flat in Toulouse he wants to die "weapons in hand", a minister says.

French gun suspect 'wants to die' (bbc)





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Sarkozy calls for unity following shooting

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Sarkozy calls for unity (bbc, VIDEO)


French President Nicolas Sarkozy has called for unity in the wake of the shootings in Toulouse, saying France "cannot give in to stigmatisation or vengeance."

He said he had met representatives from the Jewish and Muslim communities to keep them up to date and "bring them together". 


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Toulouse victims buried in Israel

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The funerals of the three children and a teacher shot dead by a gunman in the French city of Toulouse are held in Jerusalem.

Toulouse victims buried in Israel (bbc)


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hirre Spock Evidence seems to suggest the contrary

by Darius Kadivar on

Franco-Algerian Mohamed Merah, a 24-year old French citizen



AFP - A blast rang out Wednesday as French police besieged a flat where an Islamist suspect in a series of deadly shootings was holed up, claiming he had acted to avenge Palestinian children.

Two officers had already been wounded as shots rang out in the ongoing operation to arrest the suspect, thought to be a French national of North African origin who told officers he was a member of the Al-Qaeda network.

Sorry to disappoint you ... or is it the contrary ?  ;0)







looks like the work of some

by hirre on

looks like the work of some neo-nazis...

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French Assassin acted to "avenge Palestinian children"

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The 24-year-old Frenchman from Toulouse suspected of the killings has said he belongs to al-Qaeda and acted to "avenge Palestinian children".

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French Killings linked to Al Queda ( Man Identified)

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Toulouse suspect Assassin is apparently a French of Algerian origin who claims to be member ( or Supporter) of Al Quaeda.


The 24-year-old Frenchman from Toulouse has said he belongs to al-Qaeda and acted to "avenge Palestinian children".


At first they had suspected him to be a Neo Nazi but now it appears he is an Islamist ... It should be noted amongst the 7 people he killed at least 3 were Muslim ( two Soldiers and a fellow from who he stole his motor bike) ... This is a tragedy which alas will have political consequences ...


French shootings: The victims

Toulouse gun suspect under siege (bbc)


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France probes neo-Nazi shooting link

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France probes neo-Nazi shooting link (CNN)


Toulouse, France (CNN) -- Authorities are investigating the possibility that neo-Nazis are behind a shooting spree that left three children and a teacher dead at a Jewish school in France, Interior Minister Claude Gueant said Tuesday.

That is one of several ideas authorities are following after the Monday killings -- the third fatal attack on people from minority groups in the south of France in the space of eight days.

The country's southwest region remained on scarlet alert, the highest possible level, after the teacher and three children were gunned down at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse. 




  • President Sarkozy will receive the bodies of the victims when they arrive in Paris
  • Interior Minister Claude Gueant says authorities are probing possible neo-Nazi involvement
  • The gunman who killed 4 at a Jewish school was wearing a camera, the minister says
  • Southwest France remains on scarlet alert, the highest terror threat level