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  • French rapper accused of praising Toulouse killer

    March 7, 2014 | 9:52 am

    A French watchdog group filed a complaint against a rap artist it accuses of glorifying the anti-Semitic murderer Mohammed Merah.

    The National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, or BNVCA, filed the complaint with police this week against Elie Yaffa, better known in...

  • Threatening caller to Toulouse school gets jail term

    September 25, 2013 | 9:49 am

    A man who made death threats against the Jewish school in Toulouse where Mohammed Merah killed four people last year was ordered jailed for a year.

    Lucien Abdelrhafor, 20, in an expedited court procedure Monday also received an additional year’s suspended jail term for phoning in...

  • Suspected Merah accomplices arrested in Toulouse

    May 16, 2013 | 11:03 am

    Two men suspected of being accomplices of Islamist terrorist Mohammed Merah were arrested near Toulouse.

    Investigators believe the men, arrested Tuesday morning, are believed by investigators to have helped plan a series of deadly attacks in March 2012. One of the suspects was...

  • Paris thugs threaten Jewish teen with Merah-style murder

    March 13, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    Three men who accosted a French Jewish teenager in a suburban Paris subway said they would do to him “what Mohammed Merah did.”

    According to a report on the incident by the National Bureau of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, a nongovernmental organization known locally by the...

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  • Film suggests Toulouse killer was disturbed, not hateful

    March 11, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    Four weeks before he murdered seven people in Toulouse, a cheerful Mohammed Merah was filmed laughing and showing off his skiing skills to friends at a popular Alpine resort.

    The footage, televised on March 6, formed the opening sequence in a controversial documentary about the...

  • Two arrested on suspicion they aided Toulouse killer Merah

    February 27, 2013 | 9:55 am

    French police arrested two men on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah in two killing sprees in the Toulouse area last year, including at a Jewish school.

    The two were arrested separately on Tuesday in Toulouse, according to Le Monde.

    Merah, a 23-year-old radical Muslim,...

  • 100 imams to commemorate Holocaust near Paris memorial site

    February 4, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Some 100 imams will commemorate the Holocaust at a memorial monument near Paris.

    Monday's event is planned for Drancy, a suburb of the French capital where tens of thousands of Jews were confined in 1942 before being transported to extermination camps during the German Nazi...

  • Couple suspected of aiding Toulouse killer Merah taken into custody

    December 4, 2012 | 10:04 am

    A man and a woman in the Toulouse area were arrested on suspicion that they helped Mohammed Merah "commit crimes" that may have included the murder of four Jews.

    According to L'Express, a French daily, French authorities arrested the two on Tuesday morning. Reports in the French...

  • French Muslim leaders in Israel hope to mend fences with Jews

    November 14, 2012 | 9:36 am

    Standing in long, colorful robes and wearing traditional rounded hats, a group of men stood in reverent silence as one of their leaders placed a memorial wreath at Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust museum.

    The group was a delegation of 19 Muslim leaders from France, in...

  • Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah was raised to be anti-Semite, brother writes

    November 12, 2012 | 9:49 am

    Mohammed Merah was raised to be an anti-Semite long before he killed four Jews in Toulouse, Merah's brother wrote.

    “My young brother was certainly a Salafist, but before he turned into one he grew up in this detestable atmosphere that accommodates anti-Semitism,” Abdelghani Merah...

  • Victims’ families demand inquiry into Toulouse murders

    November 1, 2012 | 10:21 am

    The families of the victims of Mohammed Merah have called for a parliamentary inquiry into failures that allowed him to murder four Jews and three French soldiers in the Toulouse area.

    The families’ attorney, Patrick Klugman, said the parliament should set up a committee of...

  • At Toulouse, French president vows to fight anti-Semitism

    November 1, 2012 | 9:44 am

    France will clamp down on anti-Semitic hate speech online and elsewhere, French President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “We will relentlessly combat anti-Semitism, also on social networks where haters may have...

  • French spy service ‘failed’ to see Merah was dangerous, report finds

    October 24, 2012 | 9:19 am

    French security "failed" in assessing the danger posed by Mohammed Merah, the French Interior Ministry said in a report.

    The 17-page report, which was submitted Tuesday, confirmed that the French domestic intelligence agency DCRI had been monitoring Merah since last November,...

  • Report: Toulouse killer had contacts in 20 countries, including Israel

    August 27, 2012 | 9:00 am

    Mohammed Merah, the killer of four Jews from Toulouse,reportedly had contacted people in 20 countries including Israel before perpetrating the murders.

    The daily newspaper Le Monde reported last week that French security services declassified records that showed Merah had exchanged...

  • French Jewish leaders ‘outraged’ by mosque desecration near Toulouse

    August 3, 2012 | 10:59 am

    French Jewish leaders are calling the tossing of two pig heads into a mosque not far from Toulouse “an odious desecration.”

    Worshippers at the Salam mosque in Montauban in southern France discovered two pig heads at the entrance to the building yesterday.

    On March 15, Muslim...

  • Families of Toulouse victims seek gag order on leaked recordings

    July 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    Relatives of the victims of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah will seek to prevent the media from broadcasting recordings of the late French Muslim gunman.

    Attorneys for the bereaved relatives said Monday that they are seeking a gag order on the recordings after negotiations between...

  • Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah’s father suing police

    June 11, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    The father of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah reportedly is suing police for allegedly murdering his son.

    Mohamed Benalel Merah filed a lawsuit against the RAID elite police who shot his son, the French news agency AFP reported Monday.

    “This is a suit against unnamed persons for...

  • When killers target kids

    May 2, 2012 | 2:20 pm

    On July 22, 2011, 33-year-old Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people, most of them teenagers, on the island of Utøya in Norway. On March 19, 2012, 23-year-old Mohammed Merah shot and killed a teacher and three young children at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

    Both killers...

  • France arrests more suspected Islamic militants

    April 4, 2012 | 12:17 pm

    Ten suspected Islamic militants were arrested in France in the second mass arrest there in recent days.

    The suspects are alleged to have ties to radical Islamist websites and had similar profiles to Mohammed Merah, the gunman who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school...

  • Sarkozy to networks: Don’t broadcast Merah footage

    March 27, 2012 | 11:26 am

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

    The edited footage was sent on a USB flash drive to Al Jazeera in Paris. Al Jazeera sent the drive...

  • French shooter was on U.S. “no fly” list

    March 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    The French Islamist gunman suspected of murdering seven people who was killed in a shootout with police on Thursday was on a “no fly” list maintained by U.S. authorities, two American officials said.

    The officials would not disclose precisely when the militant, Mohammed Merah, was...

  • Gunman dies in hail of bullets as French siege ends

    March 22, 2012 | 9:04 am

    A 23-year-old gunman who said al Qaeda inspired him to kill seven people in France died in a hail of bullets on Thursday as he scrambled out of a ground-floor window during a gunbattle with elite police commandos.

    Mohamed Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, died from a gunshot...

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