France's Jihadist Shooter Was No Lone Wolf

(Wall Street Journal) Jytte Klausen - Mohamed Merah was no "lone wolf." He was practically a prince in French jihadist circles. His mother is married to the father of Sabri Essid, a leading member of the Toulouse radical milieu who was captured in Syria in 2006. Essid and another Frenchman were running an al-Qaeda safe house in Syria for fighters going to Iraq. In a 2009 trial, they and six others were convicted in France of conspiracy for terrorist purposes. Le Monde reports that the Pakistani Taliban and the Uzbek Islamic Movement trained Merah to become a killer. The writer, a professor of politics at Brandeis University, is founder of the Western Jihadism Project.

2012-03-26 00:00:00

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