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April 6, 2012 2:39 pm

French Fear New Serial Killer as Passover Begins

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Police stand near the scene of a murder in France on Thursday. Photo: screenshot via Le Monde.

Echoing the recent murders committed by Al-Qaeda enthusiast Mohammed Merah in France, French police are now searching for a suspect involved in the deaths of four other people.

“The similarity of the modus operandi is both striking and frightening,” France’s LCI TV reported.

Two of the four murders were committed before Merah went on his killing rampage, where he murdered 3 Jewish school children, a rabbi, and 3 French soldiers.  The most recent murder occurred on Thursday when a 48 year old mother was gunned down outside her home before the suspect fled on a motorbike, similar to the way Merah fled from the scene of his crimes.

When asked if he believed Merah’s killing spree was linked to the new round of murders, French Interior Minster Claude Gueant said, “Yes, this is a concern.”

Speaking to Europe’s Radio 1, Gueant said French officials are aware that the death of Merah may be stoking a new round of violence.

‘We have noticed a renewed enthusiasm and a desire to avenge the death of Mohammed Merah,” he said. “‘Some radical Muslims may follow in his footsteps and try to become a martyr. We have to be vigilant,” he added.

Witnesses have said the killer was “of great size” and arrived on a Suzuki motorbike wearing a leather bomber jacket and a helmet.

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  • Sensationalistic journalism is a problem. It may attract eyeballs but ultimately it will lead to cynicism from your audience. Better to tell the truth and provide insightful analytical pieces. Here are the facts…

    (1) The suspect is white.
    (2) Two of the killings occurred before the Toulouse tragedy, so as the police state it canot be a copy cat spree.
    (3) Grigny is one of the poorest areas in France.
    (4) No Jews have been targeted.
    (5) Scooters/motorbikes are used in many crimes in France.
    (6) Every nation has suffered from the presence of demented serial killers in their midst.

    Of course the investigations must proceed. Good luck to the authorities. These terrible killings of French citizens must be stopped. Prayers for the victims.