Image: Shootings Show French Failure to Deal With Radical Islam
Jews gather in front of the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, in southwestern France, to mourn the murder of three children and a teacher by self-proclaimed radical Islamist Mohamed Merah. Behind them hang photos of the four victims. (AFP/Getty Images)

Shootings Show French Failure to Deal With Radical Islam

Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012 02:22 PM

By LIGNET Wires

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France appears to have badly mishandled the case of Mohamed Merah, the Algerian who gunned down three children and a rabbi in Toulouse last week.

Not only was Merah not detained after threatening to kill a French family in 2010 after they objected to his attempt to force their son to watch videos of beheadings, but he was allowed to amass a collection of heavy firearms, including automatic weapons.

This tragedy should awaken France to the dangers of radical Islam and a serve as validation of U.S. policies to arrest and detain radical Islamists — policies that have been heavily criticized in Europe.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.



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