“If I were the father of such a monster, I would shut my mouth in shame.”
– French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé, in response to a decision by the father of Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah to sue the French police over his son’s death last month. Merah fatally shot 3 students and a rabbi at a Jewish school, before killing 3 French paratroopers.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé
“He was completely cut off from reality.”
– Christian Etelin, about Mohammed Merah, a suspected Al-Qaeda-trained militant who was wanted by French police in the killings of a rabbi and 3 children at a Jewish school in Toulouse and 3 French paratroopers on March 11. Etelin is a lawyer who represented Merah in an incident earlier this year involving a traffic accident. Merah died in a hail of gunfire Thursday in Toulouse.
I know it doesn’t bring any real justice for the victims, but considering that France doesn’t have the death penalty – even for the most mentally deranged – this spares the families the pain of a long, politically-correct trial.