Mohammad Merah Sent Snuff Films of Toulouse Murders to al-Jazeera


Al Jazeera's Paris bureau received video of the shootings in southwest France blamed on Mohammed Merah, and gave the material to the police, bureau chief Zied Tarrouche said Tuesday.

The edited footage contains images of the killings of seven people, along with music, religious singing and readings from the Quran, he said.

"You can hear the gunshots at the time of the killings. ... You can hear the cries of the victims," he said on CNN affiliate BFM-TV.

Merah, 23, was killed Thursday at the end of a 32-hour siege at the apartment in the city of Toulouse where he was holed up.

He was wanted in the killings of three French paratroopers, a rabbi and three children ages 4, 5, and 7. Two other people were seriously wounded in shootings blamed on him.

The video arrived by mail on Monday on a USB stick along with an unsigned letter crediting al Qaeda with the attacks, Tarrouche told CNN.

This is a common form of propaganda with al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other linked groups. Where a person or persons are murdered by terrorists on video. Usually they should Allahu Ackbar! and provide their Islamic interpretation of why this butchery is justified.

It's sick sick sick, and designed to create more murderers like Mohammad Merah for al-Qaeda.

But going after al-Qaeda and their supporters' speech makes you a bigot and an Islamophobe. Not going after it makes more dead people.

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Posted by: Howie at 07:40 AM


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