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March 21, 2012 1

Toulouse Jewish Day School Shooter Linked to Banned Forsane Alizza

Update: French author­i­ties have con­firmed the death of Mohammed Merah after a 30-hour stand­off at his home. A for­mer spokesman for For­sane Alizza denied that Merah was ever a mem­ber.
 
French media is report­ing that Mohammed Merah, the sus­pect behind Monday’s deadly shoot­ing at a Jew­ish day school in Toulouse, France, has links to For­sane Alizza, a rad­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion that was banned by the French gov­ern­ment in Jan­u­ary 2012 for sup­port­ing ter­ror­ism and prepar­ing its mem­bers for “armed struggle.” 
 
Dur­ing a stand­off today between Merah and French author­i­ties, Merah report­edly said he is a mem­ber of Al Qaeda and that he car­ried out the attacks as revenge for Pales­tin­ian chil­dren and as a reac­tion to French mil­i­tary inter­ven­tion over­seas. Merah, a French cit­i­zen of Alger­ian decent, has also been linked to two ear­lier attacks on French military.
 
For­sane Alizza (Ara­bic for “Knights of Honor”), which advo­cates a Salafist ide­ol­ogy that rejects democ­racy, sought to recruit mem­bers with mar­tial arts train­ing. “We are look­ing for all kinds of skills but sol­diers above all,” read a state­ment on the group’s web­site. “So if you enjoy mar­tial arts and are quick to respond when we call on you, then you are a good fit, inshal­lah [God will­ing].” The web­site, which fea­tured videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, also expressed the group’s sup­port for “mujhaideen wher­ever they are in the world.”
 
The group, which advo­cates for BDS on its web­site, orga­nized sev­eral protests against Israel in France. In Sep­tem­ber 2011, its mem­bers dis­rupted the El Al counter at Roissy air­port in Paris, shout­ing “Death to Israel!” and “Death to Jews!” In June 2010, they protested at a McDonald’s, telling cus­tomers that McDonald’s sup­ports Israel. Two mem­bers of the group were con­victed by a French court on charges of “incit­ing racial hatred” and shout­ing anti-Semitic remarks at the restau­rant. That same month, the group par­tic­i­pated in a pro-flotilla rally in Paris.
 
For­sane Alizza seems to be cur­rently oper­at­ing with “Force de Défense Musul­mane sur Inter­net.” Its stated goal is to remove online mate­ri­als that they con­sider to be offen­sive to Mus­lims and Islam and to pro­vide resources to those who are engaged in the same activ­ity. Its activ­ity is sim­i­lar to that of Rev­o­lu­tion Mus­lim, a fringe anti-Semitic Mus­lim orga­ni­za­tion that was based in New York and that attracted a rad­i­cal fol­low­ing online.
 
French author­i­ties indi­cated that Merah has been under sur­veil­lance for at least sev­eral years due to his rad­i­cal beliefs. There have also been reports that he trav­eled to Afghanistan and Pak­istan for mil­i­tant train­ing, but French author­i­ties say that they have no evi­dence that he had been in con­tact with ter­ror­ist groups.

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March 14, 2012 0

White Supremacist Jared Taylor Speaks to 700 Nationalists in France

Jared Tay­lor speaks to white nation­al­ists in France

Jared Tay­lor, who heads Amer­i­can Renais­sance, a Virginia-based online white suprema­cist jour­nal, spoke to about 700 white nation­al­ists in France on March 10, 2012, about pre­serv­ing  French iden­tity and com­bat­ing third world immi­gra­tion to that coun­try. Accord­ing to Tay­lor, the meet­ing was spon­sored by the French nation­al­ist group Nation­al­ity, Iden­tity, Cit­i­zen­ship (NCI) to “oppose cur­rent pro­pos­als to let for­eign­ers from non-European coun­tries vote in local elec­tions.” 

The con­fer­ence included politi­cians, authors, and aca­d­e­mics. The themes touched upon by speak­ers at the con­fer­ence included many of the same issues that white suprema­cists and racists in the United States focus on today—the preser­va­tion of white, Euro­pean iden­tity in the face of a grow­ing mul­ti­cul­tural soci­ety. Some of the speak­ers at the con­fer­ence in France also attacked Islam as a threat to French society.
Tay­lor told those gath­ered at the con­fer­ence that their fight to pre­serve French iden­tity was sig­nif­i­cant for peo­ple of white Euro­pean descent all over the world. He warned his French coun­ter­parts to “not make the ter­ri­ble mis­takes that we have made in Amer­ica.” Tay­lor added, “Avoid at all costs the cult of diversity.”
In addi­tion to Tay­lor, Filip DeWin­ter, the head of the racist and xeno­pho­bic Bel­gian nation­al­ist group Vlaams Belang, spoke about the fight against mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism.  Accord­ing to Tay­lor, DeWin­ter asserted that “mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism attacks our resis­tance against assaults on our iden­tity, our civ­i­liza­tion, our cul­ture, and our exis­tence as a people.”
In 2007, DeWin­ter vis­ited the United States and met with Pat Buchanan and other racists. In 2011, he spoke at a meet­ing in the United States hosted by Amer­i­can Renaissance.

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