Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,554
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: toulouse

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Painting Discovered in French House Could Be Worth $136 Million

    04/13/2016 2:03:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Euan McKirdy
    What is possibly one of the art world's greatest finds came about because some French homeowners wanted to fix a leaky roof. The 400-year-old work, which was found by accident in 2014 in an attic of a house in Toulouse, is thought to have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio, according to Old Masters expert Eric Turquin, who has been studying it for the past two years. The amazing find was discovered in a sealed-off part of the attic space, which had to be accessed in order to repair a leak. Named "Judith Beheading Holofernes," the painting represents the biblical...
  • French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

    11/12/2012 6:01:54 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2012
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Jewish School Evacuated in Paris on Anniversary of Toulouse Killings

    03/19/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Algemainer Journal ^ | 3/19/15 | Chris Coffey
    A Jewish school in Paris was evacuated on Thursday — three years to the day after the brutal massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse, French news website JSS News reported. The evacuation follows disturbing instances of increased antisemitic violence throughout France and Europe. Police searched the classrooms and common areas at the Ecole Alliance Gustave Leven in Paris using bomb-sniffing dogs. Though the report did not indicate whether the police found any explosives, sources did tell JSS News that it was a fairly serious threat. The evacuation at the French school occurred on the third anniversary of the horrific...
  • Killer becomes a 'victim' [fake Muslim victimhood / Tariq Ramadan on M. Merah]

    03/29/2012 3:45:27 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 7 replies
    ynet ^ | March 29, 2012 | M. Gerstenfel
    Killer becomes a 'victim' Op-ed: False notion of 'Muslim victimhood' raises its head in wake of Toulouse murders Politically correct European elites and many Muslims have jointly created the perception that all Muslims are victims of the West. Consistent flawed reasoning and false arguments have made this possible. On the basis of the fake "victimhood" platforms created over the years, whitewashers of Toulouse murderer Mohamed Merah are constructing new false images. It is difficult to deny that the three French soldiers, a Jewish teacher and three children whom he killed are victims. Once having paid tribute to them, whitewashers began...
  • France’s problem: up to half its prisoners are Muslim and the jails are a hotbed for radicalization

    01/09/2015 9:54:50 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 41 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Friday, January 9, 2015 | Graeme Hamilton
    The 27-year-old man photographed in 2009 seemed to represent hope springing from Paris’s desperate suburbs. Part of a work-insertion program, he was about to meet then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was trying to combat high youth unemployment.... The man was Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed Friday after seizing hostages in a Jewish supermarket in Paris, an attack he claimed was in support of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham. A close associate of Said and Chérif Kouachi, the two brothers who attacked the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, Coulibaly is a symbol of the huge challenges lying ahead...
  • Nazi-style quenelle salute performed at Toulouse Jewish school

    12/30/2013 9:26:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies ^ | 12/30/13 | staff
    Amid a public debate in France over the allegedly anti-Semitic “quenelle” gesture, French media have reproduced a photo of a man performing it outside the Toulouse school where four Jews were murdered last year. The photo, which was published Monday on the website of the France 3 broadcaster, shows a man wearing a shirt featuring a portrait of Yasser Arafat in front of the Ohr Torah school. The man is holding his left palm outstretched over his right shoulder – in the gesture, known as quenelle, which was invented by the anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’balla M’balla. Jewish groups say that...
  • Four more (Jihadists) arrested in France in the Toulouse Jewish Day School Jihad Massacre

    05/28/2013 8:57:44 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 28, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Once again the "lone wolf attack"is a big fat digusting media lie. There is no such thing. Lone-wolf jihad is an oxymoron. All jihadists are part of the ummah (worlwide Muslim community). All jihadists wage holy war in the cause of Islam. All jihadists use the same playbook (the Quran). All jihadists cite the same chapter and verse. An attack on Jewish children is one of the most pious of Islamic ritual slaughters. Of course the devout Muslim who opened fire on a children's school didn't act alone. There were many Muslims working with Mohameld Merah. There are millions like...
  • Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise worldwide in 2012

    04/07/2013 8:54:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/7/13 | Rick Moran
    A report published by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, reports that incidents of anti-Semitic violence rose an alarming 30% in 2012. Associated Press: The report linked the March 2012 shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse, where an extremist Muslim gunman killed four, to a series of copycat attacks, particularly in France, where physical assaults on Jews almost doubled. Researchers who presented the report at the university on Sunday said they had also found a direct correlation between the strengthening of extreme right-wing parties in some...
  • 'Instead of Remorse, They Imitate the Toulouse Terrorist'

    04/07/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 4/7/13 | Yoni Kempinski
    Arutz Sheva spoke with Prof. Dina Porat, Head of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and the Moshe Kantor Database for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Porat presented Sunday the annual anti-Semitism report. The summary of this report is as follows: Following two years of decline, a considerable escalation in the level of violent and vandalistic acts against Jews was recorded in 2012. The combined number of 686 such acts represents an increase of 30% over the 2011 figure of 526. They include 273 attacks on persons of all...
  • Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah 'no lone wolf'

    08/24/2012 2:42:07 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 23AUG12 | Not Listed
    France's Le Monde newspaper says it has seen confidential documents of the police investigation into Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah that suggest he was not working alone. The papers showed he had made more than 1,800 calls to over 180 contacts in 20 different countries, Le Monde said. Merah had also made several trips to the Middle East and Afghanistan. Merah, 24, killed three soldiers and four Jewish people in March before being shot dead by police. SIM cards Le Monde's article cites confidential papers from the DCRI intelligence agency. The BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris says the papers obtained by...
  • Knights of Pride’ wanted to turn France into Islamic Caliphate

    03/23/2012 3:41:29 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 26 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | 22 March 2012 | Daniel Siryoti and Eli Leon
    Mohammed Merah belonged to extreme Salafi group that works to topple French democracy • Group’s website shut down with homepage reading: “Due to great pressures brought upon us, we have dismantled the Forsane al-Izza movement.” Mohammed Merah, the confessed murderer of three children and a rabbi at a Toulouse Jewish school this week, was not a lone wolf, and on Wednesday the testimonies poured in about his involvement with a Salafi (extreme strand of Sunni Islam) group named Forsane al-Izza (FA). The “Knights of Pride”- as the group’s name means in English - was founded in France about a year...
  • Father of Toulouse gunman wants to sue France for killing son

    03/29/2012 4:08:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 29, 2012
    The father of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah told FRANCE 24 that he wants to sue the French state for failing to capture his son alive. Benanel Merah told the French television on Tuesday that police besieging his son’s Toulouse flat were "hasty" and they “could have used sleep-inducing gas and taken him like a baby.” Merah hired Algiers-based lawyer Zahia Mokhtari, according to the BBC. Mokhtari told French media that Merah considered his son murdered by security services. Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman of Algerian origin, killed three Jewish children and a rabbi and three Muslim soldiers in southwestern France...
  • More Threats Against Toulouse Jewish Day School

    03/28/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 3/28/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    The Toulouse Jewish day school terrorized by an Al-Qaeda jihadist has received anti-Semitic phone calls and emails following the attack. The Toulouse Jewish day school terrorized by a radical Islamic jihadist has received a wave of anti-Semitic phone calls and emails following the attack. Last week Mohammed Merah murdered Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, a teacher, his two young sons Aryeh and Gavriel, and the young daughter of the principal of the Otzar HaTorah day school. In the previous week, Merah had also shot to death three French paratroopers, all Muslims of North African descent. Merah told French media and police during...
  • French police stop [Muslim] march in memory of Toulouse killer

    03/27/2012 11:59:12 PM PDT · by Milagros · 16 replies
    AGI, It ^ | March 24, 2012
    French police stop march in memory of Toulouse killer 20:16 24 MAR 2012 (AGI) Toulouse - Police in France prevented a group of people from holding a demonstration in memory of the Toulouse killer. This afternoon, some one hundred riot police officers intervened to disperse about thirty people who were trying to hold a demonstration in memory of Mohammed Merah, the man behind a series of shootings in Toulouse who was killed by the police two days ago after an over 32-hour siege. Most of the demonstrators were burqa-clad young women. Wearing the full-body burqa veil in public is illegal...
  • Sarkozy bans imams from entering France in fundamentalist crackdown after Toulouse shootings

    03/26/2012 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 24 replies · 117+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 26, 2012  | RACHEL RICKARD STRAUS
    France is to ban radical Muslim preachers from entering the country as part of a crackdown after shootings by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman in Toulouse, President Nicolas Sarkozy said today.  The President said he would block the entry of some imams invited to an Islamic conference next month, organised by the Union of French Islamic Organisations (UOIF).  The UOIF, one of three Muslim federations in France, is regarded as close to Egypt's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.         'I have clearly indicated that there certain people who have been invited to this congress who are not welcome on French...
  • France files charges against gunman's brother

    03/25/2012 12:00:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 2+ views
    -excerpt- Since then, attention has focused on his older brother Abdelkader Merah, who was handed preliminary charges on Sunday of complicity to murder and theft, and involvement in a terrorist enterprise, prosecutors said
  • Tolerating Islam: “He grabbed her by the hair and then shot her in the head”

    03/23/2012 5:02:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | March 23, 2012 | John Ransom
    Mehdi Nedder knew the suspected Islamic terrorist, Mohamed Merah, only “slightly,” says the Associated Press. But what he knows about him now has him slightly more worried. Merah, 21, killed seven people in Toulouse, France, including three children, who just happened to be Jewish, and three French paras, who just happened to be soldiers, before he was finally killed in a shootout with police. He bragged he had brought France to its knees according to various newswire accounts.  "This person doesn't represent me," said Nedder. "What worries me is what society will say tomorrow in the bakery shops, at the...
  • Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah shot dead

    03/22/2012 4:19:48 AM PDT · by wtd · 111 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Simon Garner
    A gunman responsible for shooting seven people in separate attacks has been shot dead by police. Mohammed Merah has been holed up in the Croix-Daurade district of the city for 32 hours in a dramatic siege situation. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said "[The police] had never seen anything like this. In the end Merah jumped out of a window continuing to shoot. He was found dead on the ground. We were able to remove him and the dangers he posed to the people of Toulouse".
  • Mohamad Merah, Man of the West

    03/23/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/23/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    The massacre of Jewish children at Oztar HaTorah Jewish Day School in Toulouse presents us with an appalling encapsulation of the depraved nature of our times - although at first glance, the opposite seems to be the case. On the surface, the situation was cut and dry. A murderer drove up to a Jewish school and executed three children and a teacher. Led by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, all of France decried the massacre and announced its solidarity with the French Jewish community. World leaders condemned the crime. The killer died in a standoff with French security forces. Justice was...
  • French Shooting Suspect Was on U.S. No-Fly List

    03/23/2012 7:59:07 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    The gunman suspected in a string of shootings in southern France was on the U.S.'s no-fly list as a suspected terrorist, according to people familiar with the matter. Two people familiar with the case said Mohammed Merah was on the list because in 2010 he had been in custody in Afghanistan, then sent back to France. Counterterrorism officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which manages the U.S. no-fly list, also had collected information on Mr. Merah before the recent shootings in France, including the 2010 encounter, officials said.
  • Toulouse gunman dies in hail of bullets during police raid

    03/22/2012 7:35:43 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 46 replies ^ | March 22, 2012 | Staff
    Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old man who confessed to killing three French soldiers and four people at a Jewish school, died from a gunshot wound to the head Thursday after police stormed his home in Toulouse following a 32-hour stand-off.   In a dramatic end to a 32-hour standoff, a masked French SWAT team slipped into the apartment of an Islamist extremist Thursday, sparking a firefight that ended with the suspect jumping out the window and being shot in the head. Mohamed Merah, 23, was wanted in the deaths of three French paratroopers, three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi - all killed...
  • My mother’s name was Miriam

    03/22/2012 5:35:45 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/23/2012 | Alan Kaufman
    For two days and nights now Ihave been unable to shake the image from my head: the black-clad man, identityconcealed by a motorcycle helmet, gun in hand, chases 8-year old Miriam Monsonegointo the courtyard of Toulouse’s Ozar Hatorah school, grabs her by the hair,puts the barrel of his .45 to her templeand fires. It jams. Calmly, still holding ontoMiriam’s hair, he switches guns to another, a 9 mm., puts the barrel to hertemple, fires so closely that her skin gets powder-burned.
  • EU Foreign Policy Chief Ashton: Enabler of Antisemitism and Radical Islam

    03/22/2012 1:15:02 PM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies ^ | 3/22/12 | netwmd Staff
    Question: What enabled the slaughter of Jewish children and soldiers in the French city of Toulouse by a Muslim steeped in radical, victim-centric, warped Islamist ideology? Answer: People like EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton, an apologist for terrorist hate. She is the epitome of amoral, cowardly, politically correct, morally relativistic trash allowed by decadent, fearful Westerners to run amok at the top of their societies. This combination of a disconnected public and crazy political elite creates an atmosphere where lying bullies -- Islamo-fascist-leftists -- trample Western values, commit horrendous acts of ultra-violence, and shut down free speech. Meanwhile, people...
  • French terror suspect killed during police raid, interior minister says

    03/22/2012 5:31:12 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    TOULOUSE, France – The suspect in an radical Islam-linked killing spree in southern France was killed after police raided his apartment to end a 32-hour standoff, the French interior minister said. Mohamed Merah, who holed up in an apartment in the southern city of Toulouse, was found in the apartment's bathroom and exchanged fire with police, the minister said. He apparently jumped from the window and continued firing until he hit the ground. "The killer came out of the bathroom, firing with extreme violence," Claude Gueant, the interior minister, said, adding that the RAID squad had "never seen an assault...
  • Toulouse siege: live

    03/21/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by KyGeezer · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/21/12 | Murray Wardrop, Chris Irvine and Raf Sanchez
    Live coverage of the siege at the home of the suspected Toulouse serial killer responsible for the murders of four people outside a Jewish school and three paratroopers in south west France.
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Did UN worker’s anti-Israel tweet provoke Mohammed Merah to murder?

    Did Mohammed Merah murder Jewish children because little over week earlier, on March 12, UN worker Khulood Badawi posted a photo of a cloodied child on @KhuloodBadawi? Did it play a part in his thinking? (She has since taken it down, later writing: “Correction: I tweeted the photo believing it was from the last round of violence & it turned out to be from 2006.”)
  • France shootings: Police lay siege to Toulouse suspect

    03/21/2012 9:42:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    bbc ^ | 3/21/12 | staff
    Police hunting a gunman suspected of killing seven people in southern France are laying siege to a flat in Toulouse. The man, named as Mohammed Merah, 23, a Frenchman of Algerian origin, has said he belongs to al-Qaeda and acted to "avenge Palestinian children". Police are negotiating with the man, who is still said to be armed but says he may give himself up this afternoon. French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said the man had been tracked by French intelligence for "several years". The brother of the suspect has been arrested in another part of Toulouse, with several other relatives...
  • French shooting suspect Mohamed Merah arrested after Toulouse siege

    03/21/2012 6:43:12 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 72 replies · 1+ views
    National Post ^ | 3-21-2012 | National Post Wire Services
    A gunman suspected of killing seven people in the name of al-Qaeda, including three children at a Jewish school, has been arrested by police after an hours-long siege in southwestern France. About 300 police, some in bullet-proof body armor, had earlier cordoned off an area surrounding a four-storey house in a leafy suburb of the city of Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim man, identified as Mohamed Merah, was holed up on the ground floor. Merah had been arrested for bomb making in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar in 2007 but escaped months later in a Taliban prison break, the...
  • Toulouse Shooter Set to Surrender - Report

    03/21/2012 3:09:12 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 13 replies
    Sofia News Agency ^ | 3-21-2012 | Sofia News Agency
    Mohammed Merah, a 24-year-old Frenchman who is suspected for the shocking murders of three soldiers, three Jewish children and a rabbi, is expected to surrender later on Wednesday, according to French Interior Minister Claude Gueant. "The suspect told me - and I hope he told me the truth -- that he will surrender at 12 pm," Gueant said, as cited by CNN. "He claims to be a jihadist and says he belongs to al Qaeda. He wanted to avenge the Palestinian children and take revenge on the French army because of its foreign interventions," he clarified. The suspect has reportedly...
  • (Oh God!) little girl cornered in school and shot in head (Neo Nazi or Islamo-Nazi, same!)

    03/20/2012 10:40:20 PM PDT · by Milagros · 104 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March, 2012
    Toulouse shooting: little girl cornered in school and shot in head It was shortly after 8am on a leafy street in a quiet suburb of Toulouse and children were being dropped off at the gates of the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school.
  • 4 killed in shooting at French Jewish school

    03/19/2012 3:33:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 71 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/19/2012 | staff
    A gunman opened fire on a Jewish school in southern France Monday, killing four people -- the third shooting in the area in 10 days. The shooting in the city of Toulouse left a teacher and three children dead, including a 3-year-old, said local prosecutor Michel Valet. A fourth child was injured. The gunman arrived shortly after 8 a.m. and fled on a motor scooter after the shootings. He is believed to have used two different guns, interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. "It's a horrible tragedy," Brandet said on CNN affiliate BFM. It's the third shooting by a man...
  • Car rams gates of Toulouse synagogue

    01/06/2009 7:33:09 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 6 replies · 374+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 6, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A burning car was rammed into a synagogue door in southwest France as the interior minister convened Muslims, Jews and police in Paris to warn against contagion from the Gaza conflict. Damage to the synagogue in a Toulouse neighborhood was limited to a blackened door, and there were no injuries even though a rabbi was giving a course to adults inside, said an official of the regional prefecture, Anne-Gaelle Baudouin. Police called to the scene found remnants of a Molotov cocktail in the car and a car nearby with three unlighted Molotov cocktails, Baudouin said. It was not clear whether...
  • Airbus A320 Outshines Boeing‘s 737

    02/27/2006 7:47:04 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 1,529+ views
    SINGAPORE - Boeing‘s 737 passenger plane, which has seen deliveries top 5,000 since it entered service 38 years ago, has always been touted by its U.S. makers as the world‘s most popular commercial jet. Last year, Toulouse, France-based Airbus had a 62 percent market share of the single-aisle plane market with 918 orders for the A320. The 737 had 569 orders.
  • First Galileo satellite travels to launch site

    12/11/2005 2:12:08 AM PST · by Jordi · 2 replies · 432+ views
    European Space Agency ^ | 30 November 2005 | ESA
    GIOVE A, the first Galileo satellite, departed from ESA’s test facility at the European Space Research and Technology Centre in The Netherlands on the morning of 29 November, bound for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft, packed in its transport container and accompanied by its support equipment, was taken by road from the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, where it was loaded onto an Antonov transport plane. GIOVE-A was flown first to Moscow and, after customs formalities had been completed, made the second leg of its air journey to Baikonur, arriving in the...
  • Now Toulouse? This is Personal

    11/13/2005 3:58:16 PM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 1,028+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-13-05 | Jack Engelhard
    So now Toulouse is burning. I was born there; yes I was, and it happened a month after Hitler invaded. Toulouse, far off in the south of France, was spared the Roundup, at least for a while, until the noose tightened. The Roundup of Paris is a whole other story that needs separate attention. There's no time to go into that now. But wait, we do have to talk about this, if only for a paragraph or two. Back in Paris, on July 16-17, 1942, the French police seized 12,884 Jewish men, women and children and sent them off to...
  • Thorny side of la ville rose ("A tale of sex, murder, politics and corruption"--from France)

    06/21/2003 8:43:48 AM PDT · by Smile-n-Win · 9 replies · 481+ views
    The New Zealand Herald ^ | 21.06.2003 | CATHERINE FIELD
    The allegations have inflamed dinner-table talk across France: a lurid tabloid tale of sex, murder, politics and corruption and, if the saga is to be believed, there could be a whole lot more to come. The ingredients are said to include cocaine-fuelled orgies with underage call girls, prostitutes who turned tricks with robed magistrates inside a courthouse, sado-masochistic sessions secretly filmed by a transvestite blackmailer, and a string of murders by a psychopathic strangler. Those who took part in the kinky sex, or helped to cover up the slayings, are supposed to have included local policemen, judges and public prosecutors,...