The Associated Press reports of the Toulouse butcher-
Just a few weeks ago, Mohamed Merah partied at a nightclub, and an acquaintance noticed nothing out of the ordinary about the former car body shop worker who another friend said liked to talk about “cars, bikes, girls and sport.” … Prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that Merah was a self-taught Salafi who had been to Afghanistan twice and had trained in the Pakistani militant stronghold of Waziristan. He also had a long criminal record, the prosecutor said, adding that the suspected gunman’s brother had been implicated in a 2007 network that sent militant fighters to Iraq.
Self taught is he? He had the world’s worst teacher.
UPDATE: Here’s a second, clearer photo (from the Times of Israel)
- The Toulouse Butcher Named (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Al Qaeda gunman in France had escaped Afghan prison (longwarjournal.org)