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Mohammed Merah

Hollande Compares Toulouse Attacks To Holocaust

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 07.22.2012 | World

PARIS -- President Francois Hollande led ceremonies Sunday marking the 70th anniversary of the largest roundup of Jews in World War II France, and pro...

DAWN RAID: Suspected Islamist Militants Arrested

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) - Police arrested 10 suspected Islamist militants in dawn raids across France ...

Radical Imams Expelled

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

PARIS — An Algerian lawyer said Monday that she has evidence the young man accused of killing seven people in attacks on French soldiers and a J...

French Crackdown On Islamist Extremists

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON and CECILE BRISSON | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

PARIS — Police led pre-dawn raids across France on Friday in a crackdown against suspected Islamist extremists, arresting 19 people and carting ...

France Buries Toulouse Shooter

AP | JOHANNA DECORSE | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

TOULOUSE, France — The gunman who claimed responsibility for France's worst terror attacks in years was buried Thursday in a Toulouse cemetery, ...

Yet Another Not-So-Pious Al Qaeda Terrorist

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 05.28.2012 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Merah seems to be motivated by his reaction to the political traumas of the religious community that he subscribed to. His zeal seems to be against occupation and humiliation, not godlessness or impiety.

Al Jazeera Sent French Shooting Video

AP | JAMEY KEATEN and SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

PARIS — A video apparently showing a Muslim gunman's attacks on soldiers and a Jewish school was sent to the Al-Jazeera news network – but...

Will the Events in Toulouse Represent a Turning Point in French Politics?

Anne Sinclair | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Anne Sinclair

How might this tragedy affect the upcoming presidential election? The question is now whether the cursor of the presidential campaign has moved permanently (or only temporarily) from unemployment and economic issues to security, an issue that is always a handicap to the left.

Sarkozy: Alleged Toulouse Shooter Was Not Al Qaeda

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that a radical Frenchman who claimed to have gunned down Jewish children and paratroopers apparent...

Video Recorded By Alleged Shooter Sent To Al Jazeera

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) - Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera...

France: United in Grief, but for How Long?

Symi Rom-Rymer | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Symi Rom-Rymer

In recent decades, French society has become increasingly divided. Social ills have become more increasingly apparent but little has been done to address them.

French Shooting Suspect's Brother Charged

AP | NICOLAS GARRIGA and SAMANTHA BORDES | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

PARIS — A Frenchman suspected of helping his brother plot attacks against Jewish schoolchildren and paratroopers was handed preliminary murder a...

Officials: Dozens Of Frenchmen Training With Taliban

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Dozens of French Muslims are training with the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan, raising fears of future attacks fo...

Gunman's Mother Released, Brother Questioned

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER and JOHANNA DECORSE | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

PARIS — The brother of an Islamist fanatic behind a deadly shooting rampage in France celebrated his martyr-like death and may have helped him, ...

Pregnant Girlfriend To Wed Slain French Soldier Posthumously

AP | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

PARIS -- The pregnant girlfriend of a French soldier killed in a dramatic gun rampage will wed her partner posthumously, a family lawyer said Saturday...

Official: No Sign French Suspect Had Al Qaeda Ties

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

PARIS — Investigators have found no signs the suspected gunman behind a deadly string of attacks in southern France was under orders from al-Qai...

Toulouse Aftermath: Dreadful Ironies and Questions

Barry Lando | Posted 05.22.2012 | World
Barry Lando

Mohammed Merah, a teenage loser, a petty thief and unemployed garage mechanic, who achieved instant worldwide notoriety as the latest symbol of Islami...

WATCH: France Jewish School Shooter Spinning In Stolen Car?

Posted 03.22.2012 | World

A 32-hour standoff between French police and the main suspect in the killings of 7 in the south of France came to an end on Thursday when police raide...

Toulouse Shooting Suspect Reportedly Dead

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- The French interior minister says the suspect a killing spree has died after jumping from his apartment window after police s...

Toulouse: The Nightmare's Not Over

Barry Lando | Posted 05.21.2012 | World
Barry Lando

There is a strong argument that the American and NATO presence in the Muslim world have done more to ignite the outrage of young Muslims elsewhere than any ragtag training camps.

Toulouse Shooting Suspect Reportedly Arrested In Raid

Posted 05.21.2012 | World

UPDATE: Reuters reports that French interior minister Claude Gueant denies Mohammed Mehar has been arrested. French interior minister denies that su...