French terrorist incited by family to kill
France has a growing problem with Islamic terrorism.
An Islamic terrorist who shot and killed seven people including three children, was raised by a militant family, according to a new book written by his brother. Abdelghani Merah told France 24 news in an interview that Mohamed Merah was raised in an anti-Semitic household.
French officials conduct anti-terrorism raids on a routine basis to prevent further acts of violence.
While his brother sits in jail, Abdelghani's sister, Souad, is also under investigation for the charge of "glorifying terrorism" according to France 24. On television, Souad told reporters from M6, "I am proud of [Mohamed], he fought to the very end. I told this to the police and I'm telling you too."
She added, "The Jews, and all those who massacre Muslims, I hate them all. Abdelkader and I support the Salafists, who are the only ones to act. But it was Mohamed who was brave enough to go through with this. I am proud, proud, proud."
France is beset with a tide of Islamic immigrants, some of whom are not friendly to the country they're settling in. Anti-Islamic movements have developed in France, splitting resources from the law enforcement officials who must now investigate Islamic extremists and homegrown extremists who would target Muslims.
The problems in France reveal that some Islamic immigrants have no intention of assimilating into French society and would much rather see French society adapt to them and their mores. A dangerous few have shown they are willing to resort to violence to get this point across.
This makes life even more difficult for the vast majority of Muslims who do live peacefully in France, working and contributing to the nation's social fabric and economy.
For this reason, Islamic fundamentalists who commit crimes in the name of their religious convictions, commit crimes against more than their direct victims - the commit crimes against their own families and communities as well.
Of course, it is no help when the family, much like in Mohamed Merah's case, is prompting you to act out in violent ways.
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