The debate is beginning in France over possible failures of the country’s security and intelligence agencies. Prior to his killing spreed, Mohamed Merah had been placed on a government list of radical Islamist fundamentalists. And there were even clues leading to his mother after the first murder. Could the authorities have acted sooner?
French Elite Police Kill Terror Suspect Merah
Suspected serial killer Mohamed Merah is dead following a firefight with elite police in Toulouse. French prosecutors have confirmed that the terror suspect filmed his crimes as he murdered his victims, who included soldiers and Jewish children.
More and More French Jews Emigrating to Israel
More and more French Jews are buying homes in Israel amid fears of rising anti-Semitism in France. Many complain of being harrassed in public and feel the country is no longer a safe place to raise their children. In the wake of the Toulouse attacks, the wave of emigration is only likely to increase.