Skip to comments.A pre-schooler, his rabbi dad, paratroopers _ a look at the victims of a French killer
Posted on 03/19/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by CincinnaEdited on 03/19/2012 6:46:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Seven people have been killed and two seriously injured in three attacks in southern France over the past eight days. President Nicolas Sarkozy says the same person and same handgun were behind all three attacks.
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Taking bets the killer was Amish.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the three little children and their father murdered today in Toulouse. As well as to the families if the French paratroopers killed last week.
President Sarkozy has declared a full terrorist alert and national mourning for the seven victims killed in three separate incidents with the same weapon.
from France24.com in English:
Just four days later on Thursday, March 15, two soldiers were fatally shot in the nearby town of Montauban as they queued at a cash point. A third soldier was seriously injured and remains in hospital.
Because all the victims were Jewish or soldiers of North African or Caribbean origin, questions are being asked as to whether the killers actions could be racially motivated. Toulouse Mayor Pierre Cohen said “Everything leads one to believe that these were racist and anti-semmitic acts.”
Terror alert raised
Police have also confirmed that the black-clad killer used the same scooter to flee the scene of the murders on each occasion. Police sources told local media the scooter a black Yamaha - had been stolen in Toulouse on March 6.
Dozens of anti-terrorist police from all over France have been drafted in to help the investigation and security has been stepped-up at all religious buildings across the country.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy responded on Monday by raising the terror alert to its highest level in the south west of France, and pledged to catch the killer.
A professional shooter
Despite the shootings taking place in broad daylight in front of many witnesses, the shooter made sure his face remained hidden by wearing a crash helmet. However, one witness reportedly told police she saw part of the mans face, which bore a tattoo-like mark.
The cold blooded method of the killings has given detectives the impression they are dealing with an experienced and trained gunman.
This is someone who is used to shooting guns, a police source working on the case told La Depeche. At Montauban he reloaded his automatic weapon without showing any sign of panic.
Before Mondays attack against schoolchildren, the professional nature of the soldier shootings and the fact servicemen had been targeted left investigators looking towards the ranks of the military for a possible culprit.
I just read that 3 paratroopers who were thrown out of the French Army for posing in a picture with a swastika flag are being looked at as prime suspects. One of three, anyway.
There are seven young people assassinated, including tgree young children, and five grieving families.
Please try and keep the foolish and stupid comments to a minimum.
The French let them in.
I don't know if it's art imitating life or, life imitating art.
Sounds more and more like Islamic Jihadism, doesn’t it?
Be more specific. Iranian Amish, I bet.
Based on the victim set, I suppose the perp could be a Nazi, who hates Jews and foreigners. Or the shooter could be a Muslim jihadist, who hates Jews and regards fellow Muslims serving in the military as traitors.
No, it doesn’t. It doesn’t look like anything until we get more leads on the perpetrator. Speculation without facts can be as harmful as a deliberate lie. So far the victims are Jews, Caribbean, and Arabs.
I used to work a desk in Medterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern intelligence for NACSECGRU. The situation in France, Spain, and Italy are a long time in coming. The time is ripe.
“...the shooter could be a Muslim jihadist, who hates Jews and regards fellow Muslims serving in the military as traitors.”
This is my opinion, too, Dagnabitt.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
>>There are seven young people assassinated, including tgree young children, and five grieving families.
Please try and keep the foolish and stupid comments to a minimum.<<
It is not my bad you can’t see the deep sarcasm. We know what group did this, and we know why.
I make light of nothing in this. I make pointed commentary.
We, too, share that suicide gene. It is just slower to be demonstrated.
Three additional children, ages 6-8, are fighting for their lives (via JewishPress).
Prayers go up for them.
ברוך אתה ה אלוהינו מלך העולם, דיין האמת. Baruch Dayan HaEmet! Blessed are You, Lord our God, the true Judge.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May Gd comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
The killer was described as a small man who acted calmly, stopping to change the magazine of his pistol. Witnesses described how he had turned over one of the wounded men who was trying to crawl away, and fired three more shots into him. He was someone obviously used to handling a gun, a judicial source told AFP. One witness, who described the killer as of average height and quite fat, told French broadcaster RTL his helmet visor had been raised and she had seen his eyes and a tattoo or scar on his face.Note: below the halfway point on the page, a gratuitous link to Breivik
one of the soldier victims had a criminal record, other than a speeding offence in one case, seems to undermine the theory of a gangland motive. Furthermore, the soldiers in Montauban did not know the sergeant killed in Toulouse, according to France TV Info.
What the victims have in common is that they belong to, or are associated with, ethnic or religious minorities North African, Caribbean and Jewish.
* On Sunday 11 March, Imad Ibn-Ziaten, a 30-year-old staff sergeant in the 1st Airborne Transportation Regiment, not in uniform, was shot dead around 16:00 (15:00 GMT) behind a school in a quiet district of Toulouse.He had posted a small ad on a website to sell a Suzuki Bandit motorcycle, and the suspected gunman had arranged a meeting to see it.
Private Mohamed Legouad, 26, were killed. Both, like Sgt Ibn-Ziaten, were of North African origin.
A third paratrooper, 28-year-old Corporal Loic Liber from the French overseas region of Guadeloupe (of Afro-Caribbean descent), was left in a coma. The sergeant was found shot in the head, his motorcycle beside him.
I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world. The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride. They have turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Holed up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts. And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for hoping for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs. These are the people we burned. What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.Lan Astaslem لن استسلم
ABEL is CATHOLIC and FRENCH. The second soldier killed at Montauban is MUSLIM, like that of Toulouse. Loic is the injured LEIBER Guadeloupe and FRENCH CATHOLIC
751 No Go Areas in France for non-Muslims
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