Four people killed in a school shooting in Toulouse today.
The fact it was a Jewish school means that there were already suggestions it might be a hate crime but now police in France have confirmed it was the same gun that was used in two separate shootings in the general Toulouse area last week when three French soldiers (of African descent) were killed.
All three shootings have been carried out either from a motorbike or with a motorbike as a getaway vehicle.
I was listening to a BBC journo this morning, he had to drive to Toulouse, as all the planes were booked up with gendarmarie. Aparently they reckon the shooter has millitary training, speculation about a rogue legionnaire.
This is a great opportunity for the Muslim and Jewish communities in France to come together to fight racism and the right wind extremism that seems to pervade France.
lots of loose talk about immigration going on in france during the current electioneering. hopefully this incident will dent that little gremlin sarkozy after his recent attempts to whip up right wing support on the issue
[quote=“Rocko, post: 667107”]
Woah, that’s a bit harsh. We don’t know all the facts yet and you’re going off on one calling him a psycho.[/quote]
FFS Rocko. French police have surrounded a house in toulouse. A bit of a shoot out going on. Surprise surprise the suspect is a muslim who presumably shot the french soldiers as traitors and the kids because they were Jewish. Hope he dies slowly.
Number of people killed by Islamist terrorist attacks in Europe since 2005: 0
Number of Islamist terrorist attacks in Europe in 2009 out of a total of 294: 1
Number of Islamist terrorist attacks in Europe in 2010 out a total of 249: 3
So yes, the actual statistics would say it’s very much a surprise.
Of course you could always take the American approach with this and declare the suspect insane in which case it’s not terrorism and the number of people killed by Islamic terrorism in Europe since 2005 remains at 0.