Friday, March 23, 2012

French Al Qaeda fanatic was on terror watch list, caught planting Taliban bombs and a suspect in first murder two weeks ago: So WHY Did More Die?

Serious questions are being asked as to why French security services allowed Al Qaeda fanatic Mohammed Merah to roam free for so long.

The self-confessed terrorist, who killed seven in a series of calculated killings across south west France, was yesterday shot dead in the head after a dramatic 32-hour siege.

Security services were pictured high-fiving each other following the 23-year-old's death as relief, joy and sadness for his victims swept across the nation.

But pressure is now being heaped on security chiefs, who face growing criticism they should have prevented the spree. Calls are being made for a far-reaching intelligence inquiry into their 'serious failings'.

This is because the jobless French-Algerian was initially suspected, alongside his older brother Abdelkader, of the first murder of a soldier almost two weeks ago.

Staggeringly the brothers, both members of a small extremist group, were not picked up. French police said their group was 'harmless'. Read More