French Interior Minister slams Toulouse gunman Merah’s sister for ‘religious and racial incitement’

European Jewish Press 14 November 2012

Interior Minister Manuel Valls slammed Mohammed Merah’s sister Souad for making televised comments Sunday on the French M6 channel, which he said constituted an "apology for terrorism and anti-Semitism and a provocation to religious and racial hatred”.

In a statement Monday, Valls condemned "with the strongest firmness” the young woman’s words, in which she described herself "proud” of Merah’s actions, who was killed by police after having assassinated three soldiers in Toulouse and Montauban, followed by three Jewish children and one teacher in Toulouse, between March 11th-19th this year.

The public prosecutor’s office in Paris opened a preliminary enquiry Monday into Souad Merah’s "apology for terrorism”, learned AFP from a judicial source. (continue reading...)