March 22, 2012

Shocking News! Mother Warned French Authorities About Mohammed Merah Two Years Ago!

Times of Israel:

A French newspaper reported Wednesday evening that a woman twice complained to police about the suspect in the shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse two years ago, after he tried to indoctrinate her son.

The angry mother of a teenage boy told the Telegramme newspaper that Mohammed Merah was trying to “recruit” her son to al-Qaeda with songs and videos.

“I am shocked. All these people had to die before they finally arrest Mohammed Merah. What an enormous waste,” said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous but asserted she’s willing to talk to the police. “The police knew this individual was dangerous and radicalized. I complained to the police twice about Mohammed Merah and tried to follow up several times.”

The woman said that Merah made her 15-year-old son listen to songs, which he said were from the Koran, but these were actually calls to go to war.

Merah took her son to his home, where several sabers hung on the wall, to further indoctrinate him. He made him watch al-Qaeda videos of women being shot in the head and men being strangled to death, the mother recalled.

It's not really that shocking. Authorities don't want to be violating al-Qaeda's free speech rights. You can kill al-Qaeda but to thwart their propaganda and recruiting would be cruel.

but often they judge the value of intelligence from surveillance to be greater than the risk to national security of letting them continue. Which is correct, I mean Merah wasn't really a risk to French national security, he was only dangerous to the people he murdered.

Just like Censored31's blog, although its smack dab in the middle of a bunch of dead bodies. Apparently its intelligence value is greater than the value of the lives of the dead people. How many more will have to die before the risk of allowing he and others like him to incite murder outweigh the value of the intelligence gathered? IMO we're way past that point with Anjem Choudary's groups.

Update: American officials didn't want Mohammed Merah on any plane that came near US airspace.


By Howie at 11:11 AM | Comments |