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Posts Tagged ‘Mohamed Merah

Symmetry of slaughter

April 1, 2012

After Mohamed Merah died in a hail of French police bullets, people who had known him talked about “a polite and courteous boy” who liked “cars, bikes, sports and girls.” His friends had trouble believing that he had murdered seven people, including three children, in a ten-day killing spree in the city of Toulouse, and […]

Was Toulouse killer a police informant?

March 29, 2012

Based on comments by the head of the French internal security service, there is speculation in the Italian and French regional press that the Toulouse gunman was a police informer. Bernard Squarcini, head of the Direction Centrale du Renseignement Intérieur (DCRI), took the unusual step of intervening personally to quash speculation that Mohamed Merah, 23, […]