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French gunman's brother blames parents in new book
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Published: 11.11.12, 23:00
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1. Sounds like what some moms tell their children
Ted   (11.12.12)
about haredim.
2. and how many
daniela ,   panama   (11.12.12)
other french from arab colonies mothers teach the same to their sons in France.. beware.. today is jews.. tomorrow will be all frenchemen.. Welcome to Islam..
3. Puts a whole new meaning ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.12.12)
.... to the words "dysfunctional family." How sad that the dysfunctionalism resounds throughout the Arab and Moslem world.
4. Is this news?
Shep ,   Memphis, Tn   (11.12.12)
I mean REALLY! All you have to open up the web and read the comment section of any Arab mainstream newspaper and the anti-Jewish NATURE of Islam is apparent. It's the new Nazism, and we Jews are very aware. Welcome to the light of day!
5. The ignorance of the Quran
It is written in the Quran, Maida, Sura5:68,69, "O People of the Book! Ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your (Lord)". It is the revelation that cometh to thee from thy (Lord), that increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellon and blasphemy. ...69.- Those who believe (in the Quran), those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Sabians and the Christians, any who believe in Allah (God) and the Last Day(s), and work righteousness,- on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve". Self righteous Muslims grieve and have to fear because of their ignorance, obstinate rebellion and blasphemy too.
6. and there you have it...
mark ,   usa   (11.12.12)
in a nut shell. I quote, "We, the Arabs, we were born to hate the jews" Regardless of the fact that the correct observation meant by this mother is..."We, the Arabs, we ARE born to hate the jews." Since, all babies that have been born, are being born and will be born are guiltless of hate. The distinction is that by using the word "WERE" implies that at some point Arab babies are no longer taught to hate jews. Pure wishful thinking, likely some editor choose the word "WERE" to avoid this implication.
7. Finding Common Ground
Golden Dome ,   Washington, USA   (11.12.12)
Sounds like his mother was much like all the Jewish mothers whose children don't want to live, work, vote or go to school with non-Jewish Israelis.
8. #1 Ted in that case they were right
Haim ,   TA   (11.12.12)
9. #3 Sarah B
jo moor   (11.12.12)
You are quite correct. But tell it to the dysfunctional BBC CNN etc too. Will things ever change when dysfunctionalism extends almost from inside the womb.......and extends to tomb?
10. Teaching hate & contempt
Alan ,   Canada   (11.12.12)
The murderer's mother (& other extremists of the same ilk in other situations) was not only teaching her offsprings contempt & hate of Jews but it seems she was also teaching them a lot more since her son Mohamed before killing 3 Jews went on killing 2 Muslims because they were soldiers in the French army. This obscurantist fanaticism propelled by demagogic leaders in the political & religious fields is what makes this woman "forget" all the horrors the Muslims inflict on each other, every day, in many countries on the scale of genocides. Her intolerance has no limit outside her own small world.
11. #1 Sounds like what moms tell their children
Joe ,   Ramat Gan   (11.12.12)
Excellent point!
12. It is Islam and the Koran that is to blame !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (11.12.12)
I Quote - French gunman's brother blames parents in new book Toulouse gunman's brother says siblings were told by mother 'We, the Arabs, we were born to hate Jews' Comment - The Algerians are not etnic Arabs, but is a mix of Askenazim and Libyans. They have lost their identity and become posessed of an Foreighn Spirit and Personality called Islam. A Religion which promotes Murder on innocent people, innocent asaccording to none Islamic Ideology. Arn.Sweden
13. Haim #1
David ,   Haifa   (11.12.12)
you disgust me and I thik many others. Move to Gaza. You are no better than the Nazis who cooked us in ovens
14. Put this on Associated Press - teach the naivetes something
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (11.12.12)
15. Believe it or not there are Arabs who like Jews
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (11.12.12)
Thank G-d not all Arabs have the brain the size of a pea, for them to make there own minds up instead of listening to the garbage that these peoples mothers tell them.
16. And I bet Jewish children are taught how to love Arabs
Marwan ,   Tel Aviv, Palestine   (11.12.12)
That's why one generation after another, Jews commit massacres against their beloved Arabbies: "tough love"!
17. #1
JL   (11.12.12)
you are something that drops into the toilet
18. #13 why?
Instead of a pathetic ad hominem attack, please explain why #1 is wrong. What is the difference between a Leftist who teaches her children that all of Israel's problems are caused by parasites and lice like Haredim and Mitnahalim and the Muslim mother of Merah?
19. @marwan16
Dan ,   Tel-Aviv   (11.12.12)
No. We learn about Arabs. Basic history, facts and dates. Not like the nonsense that's in text books throughout the Arab world. Maybe that's why your society, as a whole, is so backward. keep on blaming others and well be happy to remain ahead of you in pretty much every category other than oil production
20. paving the way to genocide...
michel ,   Ashkelon   (11.12.12)
We know that always it begins like that : the school of comptempt at home; in the street, at school; and after is the physical agression and murder.But when we tell this they said we are exagerating, disproportionate and even paranoid.
21. #13 David
Chaim ,   Israel   (11.12.12)
Don't take it so to heart from a bitter soul who once learned in yeshiva.
22. Marwan, do a bit of research and you'll find>
HaifaGuy   (11.12.12)
that we really don't hate Arabs, we are not taught to hate Arabs and we don't teach our children (institutionally) to hate Arabs. YOU DO. It's as simple as that. Frogs are green, sky is blue, water is H2O, Arabs teach their children to hate Jews. We know that. You, on the other hand, are a fascist pig calling TA Palestine. It's Tel Aviv, Israel. You don't like it? Join your brethren just a few dozen miles south or east of Tel Aviv. Hippocrite. Loser. A bully, a fake victim.
23. #16 we learn
israel israeli ,   tel aviv   (11.12.12)
We learn of the heroic Arabs who fought alongside us in 1948 against the Arab colonists who tried to genocide us with British help. We learn about the tiny group of Arabs who tried to protect the Jews in Hebron when the British unleashed the Arab pogrom. We also learn how most Arabs are good people, but are oppressed by corrupt leaders, who use us as scapegoats. That is why their are no Jews anywhere under Arab rule, while the biggest problem an Arab in Israel faces is not getting a table at an overpriced Sushi bar.
24. # 16, I bet with you
Isac   (11.12.12)
you don't have the guts coming out of your dungeon to talk to us in person how much you despise us. What are you doing in Tel Aviv? You should be much better off in Gaza!
25. # 16 another lie your mummy told you!
Moshico ,   Jerusalem   (11.12.12)
I have Arab friends, I work with Arabs who got an education in Israel.
26. wow pretty scary
Jerusalem Israel ,   Jerusalem Israel   (11.12.12)
it's insane how an entire family is raised on blind hatred. These people are the scum of the Earth.
27. TO #23 israeli israeli: Did they teach you this?
Marwan ,   Tel Aviv, Palestine   (11.12.12)
ironically, certain relatives of mine are the direct descendants of a proud member of that "tiny group of Arabs who tried to protect the Jews in Hebron when the British unleashed the Arab pogrom" - the man actually fought his own people to defend the escaping Jews... would you believe it if i told you that this man got his lands confiscated and given to settlers after Israel occupied Hebron in the 1967 aggression?!!! that's how Jews reward their benefactors! i bet they didn't teach you that (insignificant) part at school, or did they?! :)
28. Jews except gays, Arabs behead them!
Mohamed ,   Palestine   (11.12.12)
29. maybe Abdelghani is right
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   israel   (11.12.12)
I remember me that Mohamed Merah's mother refused to talk by phone with her son to persuade him to surrender to the police without any further bloodshed. Something that any other innocent mother should have done to save the life of her child. The involvement of another brother in that case let me, in the time, think about a family terrorist cell. About his mother: maybe Merah Abdelghani is right. Wait and see.
30. Why...
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (11.12.12)
France still allows the muslim ghettoes with lot of individuals who do not work ? Integration is one of the keys of the solution.
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