Twenty-three year old serial killer, al-Queda Jihadist, Mohammed Merah, was gunned down by French police in a raid yesterday at his apartment in Toulouse, France after he murdered seven innocent men and children in both Toulouse and Montauban. Merah died from one bullet to the head fired by a police sniper. President Nicolas Sarkozy spared no resource in assuring the apprehension of Merah, and congratulated all of the security forces in their swift success.
The night before his death, Merah stated he killed the 3 Jewish school children, teacher, and 3 French soldiers for retaliation against the French Army and its involvement in Afghanistan; he bragged about being trained by al-Queda on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. His only regret was failing to kill more people.
These atrocities are yet another sobering, omnipresent reminder of the 9/11 attacks. Though passage of time may temper events, we must be mindful of ongoing fanatical terrorist attacks that exist on a global scale. France declared a moment of silence in memory of the murdered victims at every school campus. IMO, this memoriam should likewise be observed in the U.S.A.