France 24 quoted Merah as saying, "I will go to prison with my head held high or die with a smile. Nothing else."
The suspect claims to be linked to al-Qaeda...
He wanted revenge for the Palestinian children and he also wanted to take revenge on the French army because of its foreign interventions
Breaking news from Reuters: alleged gunman Mohammed Merah was previously arrested for planting bombs in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to Ghulam Faruq, the director of prisons in Kandahar. He was sentenced to three years in prison but escaped in a mass jailbreak in 2008 orchestrated by the Taliban, Furuq told Reuters.And, of course:
France's most senior Muslim leader says the gunman has acted against Islam. Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the French Muslim Council said:Save the indignation, please. How many days it will take for the vermin's name to start being hailed as a new martyr for the Islamic cause?
These acts are in total contradiction with the foundations of this religion. France's Muslims are offended by this claim of belonging to this religion.