ICSR Insight: Toulouse Gunman’s Link to UK Extremists

Please click through and read this whole article. It is quite revealing and should put to rest any notions of a ‘lone wolf’ or, ‘this action is from poverty’ etc.


Toulouse Gunman’s Link to UK Extremists

By Peter Neumann, Alexander Hitchens, and Scott Kleinmann

News reports today have linked the Toulouse gunman responsible for the murders of seven people, now identified as French citizen Mohammed Merah, to a recently banned French extremist group with connections to Britain.

Named Forsane Alizza (FA – the Knights of Pride), the group bears many similarities to the UK-based al-Muhajiroun/Islam4UK network.

Who are Forsane Alizza?

FA is led by a young French Muslim called Mohamed Achamlane, and has between 30 and 100 official members. However, it is not a formally structured organisation, and likely has many more sympathisers. On the internet, the group can count on nearly 2,000 supporters on Facebook and 400 followers on Twitter.

The group appears to be part of a loosely connected European network of extremist Islamists who share the same ideology and use similar tactics. Each group often has a number of names, one of which typically begins with the label ‘Sharia4’ followed by the country, such as ‘UK’, Belgium, or ‘France’. Among the names used by FA is ‘Sharia4France’.

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3 Replies to “ICSR Insight: Toulouse Gunman’s Link to UK Extremists”

  1. hello. The latest about the murderer of Toulouse. He had links with spanish salafist circles. I’ve just translated the stuff from http://elconfidencialdigital.com/seguridad/073416/lobos-solitarios-como-mohamed-merah-asistieron-a-la-cumbre-salafista-de-tarragona-el-cni-sospecha-que-los-terroristas-acordaron-actuar-en-varios-paises-incluido-espana


    “Lone wolves” like Mohamed Merah attended the Salafist summit in Tarragona: the CNI suspects that terrorist attacks were planned in several countries, including Spain

    Spanish intelligence services suspect that the salafist meeting held in Tarragona in 2011, which was attended by the murderer of Toulouse, was attended by more “lone wolves”. There are security alert for the possible existence of similar plans in other countries, including Spain.

    The killings committed by Mohamed Merah, the murderer of Toulouse fit, according to analysts consulted by the ECD, to the terrorist pattern of “Lone Wolf”, a concept that experts define as acting independently, choosing he himself his objectives and carrying out the attack without aid.

    This type of modus operandi makes it extremely difficult to detect in advance any plan and abort it.

    The gunman from Sarajevo

    The Toulouse attacks have put in alert the special security forces in Europe, which have had for months been analyzing warnings of possible similar actions across the continent since the case of the so-called ‘gunman’ in Sarajevo.

    Now, according to informations coming from intelligence services, it is suspected that there might be more Salafist groups preparing similar attacks to those that occurred in France these days, that is, attacks carried out by lone individuals.

    And Spain could not be spared from these plans, so special warnings have been raised.

    According to this information, the intensification of actions by ‘lone wolves’ could have emerged from the meeting of some radical elements in Catalonia in 2011.

    Tarragona, 2011

    The ECD informed on wednesday that a group of agents from the CNCA and the Special Central Unit of the Guardia Civil conducted a follow-up operation and identification in Tarragona, in April 2011.

    Several suspected members of jihadist circles with violent motivations belonging to the group Salafia Jihadia met there, simulating to belong to cultural associations.

    As part of that, according to the intelligence sources, “legal” conference, there were some more confidential encounters among Salafists. Among these there was a young French national of Algerian origin, not filed by the Spanish security services. He was identified as Mohamed Merah, and a warning was sent to France.

    Spain sent a dossier on Merah about his participation in these meetings to the General Directorate of External Security (DGSE), an organization equivalent to the CNI. The information was added to the french records of Merah, who had for years been filed because of maintaining links with radical islamic circles in Southern France, and making some trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan, where it is assumed he could receive military training.

    That warning from the Guardia Civil did put Merah’s name in the list of suspects handled by the french police, which eventually led them to the murderer’s home in Toulouse.

    The spanish ideologue released

    Moreover, last January was reported the release of Mustafa Setmarian in Syria, who has spanish passport and is married to a spanish woman. Setmarian is considered one of the most influential figures of Al Qaeda.

    The Syrian is author of “The Call to Global Islamic Resistance ‘, which sets out the main bases to continue to carry out “lone wolf”-like attacks. However, consulted sources rule Setmarian out of having any connection with the recent attacks.

  2. 1. Poverty? The motor bike he rode wasn’t a toy or cheap. Travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan – not once but twice – wasn’t cheap. Poverty claims are immediately dismissed on it’s face as implausible.
    2. The shooters attorney is now claiming his client was never treated appropriately for autism. Yeah, another psychological disorder being played in the murderers defense.
    3. Look at all the photos the msm has chosen for publication. Every one of the images displays a younger, smiling beligerent – as in the photo above – using his
    hand to gesture a weapon. He was a thug pure and simple. Arrested, at minimum, fifteen times in France as well as contested reports of his capture, incarceration, break out of Afghan jail and return from Afghanistan. Yet, not one journalist or media center could be bothered to obtain an updated MUG SHOT of this life-long criminal for media distribution. A MUG SHOT would clearly illustrate the true character of this murdering scumbag but the media’s narrative would be destroyed completely then, wouldn’t it?
    4. With the election coming up in France, one could only hope voters put Sarkozy in the dog house for undermining efforts to expose the danger that country is in. I read – quickly somewhere – don’t have a link – that he is threatening jail time if anyone ties Islam to the horror of the recent cold-blooded murders of French soldiers earlier this month as well as Jewish students & a parent earlier this week.
    Sarkozy needs to go.
    If France will recognize they are entering the Balkanization phase of this Islamic invasion, they’ll vote Sarkozy out and begin mass deportations of all muslims with a criminal record, while instituting a zero-tolerance policy towards sharia.
    lan astaslem

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