PARIS—A 31 year old man, who described himself as an ‘’admirer of Mohammed Merah,’’ the Islamist terrorist who killed a rabbi and three young children at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school in Toulouse in 2012, was arrested last week by police near Paris as he admitted that he was planning to attack a nursery school and to murder policemen.
The report by BFMTV channel was later confirmed by a Paris prosecutor.
Then man was already known by intelligence services for ‘’radicalization.’’ A second man was also arrested. He is suspected of having been at least aware of the murderer’s intentions, without his degree of alleged complicity having been specified at this stage.
In March 2012, Mohammed Merah murdered Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, a teacher at the Ozar Hatorah school, his two sons, six-year-old Aryeh and three-year-old Gabriel, as well as eight-year-old Miriam Monsonego.
Merah was later killed by a policeanti-terror unit after a 30-hour siege at his apartment.