Shooting at Jewish Lycee in Toulouse

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17426313

    A gunman on a scooter has opened fire on a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse, killing three children and a teacher, police say.

    A teenage boy was seriously injured in the attack outside the Ozar Hatorah school in the north-east of the city.

    Police say there are similarities with the killings of three soldiers in two separate incidents in the same part of France last week.

    All three - of North African origin - were shot by a man on a scooter.

    A paratrooper out of uniform was shot dead in a residential area of Toulouse just over a week ago, while two soldiers were killed and a third wounded as they used a cashpoint in the town of Montauban, some 29 miles (46km) away, on Thursday.

    But President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has gone to the scene, said it is "much too early" to know if there is a definite link.

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    Anti-semitism in Europe escalates.
     
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    Gunman in French Jewish School Shooting Entered School Grounds, Used Multiple Firearms
    Gunman in French Jewish School Shooting Entered School Grounds, Used Multiple Firearms | JewishPress
     
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    The dead included Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, who taught at the school, his 3- and 6-year-old sons Gabriel and Arieh, and the school headmaster's 8-year-old daughter, according to the Israeli newspaper Ynet. Sandler, a French-Israeli national, had left Israel last September to begin a two-year teaching stint at the school, according to the Le Parisien newspaper.

    A 17-year-old and two other students were seriously wounded.

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    All three soldiers who died were of North African origin, while the wounded soldier was of Caribbean descent. According to French media, police are looking into far right and Islamist motives for the shootings, though they have not discounted any motive. Investigators are reportedly interested in talking to three paratroopers discharged from the same regiment as the dead soldiers four years ago because of neo-Nazi ties.

    The same .45 caliber handgun was used in the shootings last week and this morning. French media have also reported that the same stolen Yamaha scooter was used in the school shooting and in last week's attack. However, there have been slightly differing descriptions of the motorcyle that suggest the same scooter might not have been used in all three attacks, or that it might have been painted.

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    Rabbi and Three Children Killed When Gunman Fires on Jewish School in France - ABC News

    More anti-semitism in Europe. :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes. There was and still IS anti-semitism in France. And, it is escalating, IMO. This is just a recent example.

    And, some assholes think if they deflect enough, no one will notice (obviously not meaning you).
     
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    It was a cowardly act. Children don't deserve to be cut down in cold blood, especially not as a result of grudges bore against their faith. The perpetraters must feel the full force of the law.

    There are several rumours that are circulating around Europe's many newsdesks. The strongest possibility is that these three seperate incidents were carried-out by three former French soldiers who have been dishonourably discharged from the French army as a result of having ties to Neo Nazi groups in Europe. Sunni Man is correct when he says that there are a lot more visible far right-wing groups in Europe. You only have to go to the big football games in the UK and the Continent to witness confirmation of this. Jews are far more likely to be attacked or killed on the street in Europe than they are in the U.S, by Whites or Muslims.

    Another less tenable theory is that these attacks were carried-out by left-wing extremists to smear the rise of the Front National which is gaining huge popularity in France.

    One thing that is for sure is that these attacks are not the work of a lunatic. They bear the hallmarks of someone who's very proficient in the use of firearms. Witnesses of today's shooting claim the killer was calm and took his time. It wasn't a rushed attack. The media have been straining at the leash to blame the attacks on white nationalists.

    Though why is Netanyahu calling for UN condemnation of the attacks? They [UN] have no business getting involved with murders committed inside a member nation. He'd be better off seeking Bono's support.
     
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    Le Pen's not dead yet?

    And, I agree. This attack was planned, calculated, and executed with precision.
     
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    his daughter has taken over.
     
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    All in the family, then. Hate often breeds hate, I suppose.
     
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