Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Father of French jihadist wants to sue France for his sons death

Hubris doesn't even come close to describing this fathers actions.  I hope the victims families sue him for his fathering of a monster.

From France24 March 28 by Tony Todd

Toulouse gunman’s father threatens to sue France

The father of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah on Tuesday said he planned to take the French state to court – for killing his son and failing to take him alive.

Benanel Merah told FRANCE 24 that police besieging his son’s Toulouse flat “could have used sleep-inducing gas and taken him like a baby.”

“Why were they so hasty?” he asked. “Why did they kill him? He could have been sentenced to many years in prison or even a life sentence. There is no death penalty in France.”

Earlier, Merah told reporters that he would “hire the biggest named lawyers and work for the rest of my life to pay their costs - I will sue France for having killed my son.”

No mention of his sadness over the deaths his son caused, however.

Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old French man of Algerian origin, embarked on a 10-day killing spree that claimed the lives of three serving French soldiers – all of North African descent – and a rabbi, his two young children and another child outside a Jewish school in Toulouse.

After a two-day standoff with police besieging his house, he was shot dead on March 22 in an operation in which three officers were injured, one seriously.

Benalel Merah left his family when his son Mohamed was six years old. His other son Abdelkader is currently under investigation, suspected of aiding and abetting his brother’s crimes.

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