“Anti-Islamophobia” Leader Described Jewish School Massacre As “Blessing From Allah”
Fourteen members of a banned Islamic group called Forsane Alizza (“Knights of Pride”) are on trial in Paris for planning a wave of attacks against Jewish-owned stores, similar to the hostage standoff and killings that took place at the Hyper Cacher grocery store after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January.
As described by the UK Telegraph, the group was supposedly founded in 2010 to “unite young Muslims” and “stop the spread of Islamophobia.” Among its early activities was producing a video glorifying Osama bin Laden, while group leader Mohamed Achamlane was caught in a web forum issuing fulsome praise for mass murderer Mohamed Merah, whose courageous contribution to jihad involved shooting up a Jewish school. Achamlane described the school massacre as a “blessing from Allah” and vowed to inflict more “scars on France.”
This does not seem like the optimum strategy for battling the spread of “Islamophobia.”
In later online conversations, police say Achamlane claimed involvement in a 2011 firebomb attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices and “discussed assassinating a French far-Right leader and kidnapping a judge.” A March 2012 raid on Achamlane’s home netted three rifles, three revolvers, “easy recipes” for homemade explosives, a much harder recipe for building a nuclear bomb, and a computer containing a file called “target.txt” listing five Hyper Cacher grocery stores, plus five more Jewish-owned businesses. More