French PM Is Worried About Public Support For Terrorism

Hmm. They’re in deep trouble.

French President François Hollande on Tuesday expressed “deep concern” about the support in his country for Islamic terrorism.

“Of course, one should really be concerned about what is said within families. This acceptance of terrorism is very worrying,” the French president said, at a press conference in Paris attended by 400 correspondents – something he hopes to hold every six months.

Hollande responded to a question in a way that echoed the words of Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who accused the right wing on Tuesday of being responsible for the wave of terrorism in France. “The return of terror it’s you, your fault,” Hollande said, referring to the rightwing opposition in parliament.

Hollande was talking about the latest development in the Merah affair, which involves Souad Merah, the 34-year-old Salafist sister of Mohamed Merah, the Muslim Franco- Algerian man who killed seven people last March, including four Jews, in the southwest city of Toulouse.

In a conversation filmed by M6, a French broadcaster, Souad said she was “proud” of her brother for murdering the Toulouse Jews, and of how “he fought till the end,” until police killed him The video of Souad was filmed with a hidden camera while she was speaking to another brother, Abdelghani Merah, AFP reported.

“The Jews are all about massacring the Muslims. I detest them,” she said. “I think well of [Osama] bin Laden.

“I said that to the cops: I am proud of my brother – proud, proud, proud,” Souad Merah said.

In a book that went on sale in bookstores on Wednesday, Abdelghani Merah wrote that both Souad and Mohamed “hated the infidels and particularly the Jews, without distinction.

Right wing? Sounds like French Muslims to me. Since when did they become right wing?

- Aggie

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