Jewish School In France, Ozar Hatorah, Attacked, Four Shot Dead, Rabbi And Three Children

TOULOUSE, France, March 19 (Reuters) – A gunman shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school in Toulouse on Monday, days after killing three soldiers nearby, prompting French President Nicolas Sarkozy to put the region on its highest terrorism alert.

With the attacker, who escaped on a motorbike, still on the loose, police stepped up a manhunt in the city of a million people in southwestern France. Sarkozy said the killings and those of the soldiers, one of Caribbean and two of Muslim origin, in two attacks last week, appeared to be motivated by racism.

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  1. Love for All and Hatred for None. We of The Muslim Times are against all terrorist activities. No Civilians should ever be targetted (and soldiers only in war, not ‘off-duty’ like the ones killed in France).

    Our deepest condolences to all the victims families!

  2. Thank you brother Rafiq for your comments. I just sent an email to all of our subscriber list:

    The Muslim Times strongly condemns the act of terrorism and the killing of innocent Jews in France, three of whom were children. The Holy Quran honors every human life, calls it sacred and gives it infinite value. The Quran equates killing of a single person to genocide or a holocaust and equates it to killing of the whole mankind. The Quran states:

    We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And Our Messengers came to them with clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them commit excesses in the land. (Al Quran 5:33)

    Zia H Shah

    Chief Editor

  3. On another note: I did not realize that the same terrorist killer actually murdered some French soldiers of North African and Caribbean descent. How did I manage to miss that News and not miss this one? Just wondering… Was it not ‘front page News’?

  4. Brother Rafiq all three incidents have been mentioned by the BBC online news and that all three incidents have now been linked therefore all three should be condemned. However, as yet no one person/group has claimed responsibility for these heinous crimes and it would be presumptuous to jump to any conclusions although the news report did indicate that the authorities suspect either an Islamist or right wing group/individual is likely behind the attacks.

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