March 21, 2012
A Neo-Nazi Named 'Muhammed'?
The major story in Europe these last few days has been the manhunt for the killer of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse and three French paratroopers. Since the paratroopers were all "of color," the open speculation by European talking heads was that the gunman was a Neo-Nazi, thus someone on the "extreme right," a possibility that energized the media. The Google post for the most recent Associated Press article (10 AM, French time), for instance, reads "French hunt school killer, suspect Neo-Nazi ties." The lead on the Google page reads, "The focus fell Tuesday on three paratroopers who had been expelled from their regiment near Toulouse in 2008 for neo-Nazi sympathies, a police official said." When the reader clicks on the article, however, he is taken to a newer article. Here the reader learns, "The suspect is 24 years old, of French nationality and says 'he belongs to al-Qaida.'" Apparently, he wanted "to take revenge for Palestinian children" killed in the...(Read Full Post)