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France: Muslim arrested for plot to commit jihad massacre at nursery school

France: Muslim arrested for plot to commit jihad massacre at nursery school

Country: 
France
News Date: 
05/04/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“‘Heir of Mohamed Merah’: French Cops Arrest Terror Suspect Inspired by Islamist Behind Jewish School Massacre in Toulouse,” by Ben Cohen, , April 3, 2019 (thanks to David):

French media outlets revealed on Wednesday that a man who described himself as the “heir of Mohamed Merah” — the Islamist terrorist who murdered three young children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse in March 2012 — was arrested by security agents last week on suspicion of plotting his own terrorist attack against a school.

Broadcaster BFM TV reported that the man was seized in the Seine-et-Marne region near Paris on March 25 while attempting to obtain weapons. According to police, the man had been planning an attack on children at a nursery school, apparently following the example set by his hero, Merah. A second man was also arrested on charges of complicity.