Muhammad Merah's murders had everything to do with Islam: he claimed affiliation with al-Qaeda and may have trained with the Taliban, both of which are explicitly and ostentatiously Muslim groups that justify all their actions by reference to the Qur'an and Sunnah. He claimed to be a mujahid, which is a warrior of jihad, which is an Islamic theological and legal concept. He killed Muslim soldiers who fought in the infidel military -- something that only someone who considered one's loyalty to the umma to trump all other loyalties would have done. So grounded is Merah's massacre in Islam that it is virtually inconceivable that he would have carried it out had he not been a Muslim. And so Sarkozy is, like every other leader in the West, whistling in the dark, trying to pretend that there is no problem when there is a huge problem, and basing the future of his nation on the fantasy that the overwhelming majority of Muslims in France do not believe the same things Muhammad Merah believed.
Meanwhile, he says he is going to make habitually visiting jihadi websites a crime, which would land me in the bastille fairly quickly. I hope that French law enforcement will not just go on the visiting of such websites alone, but will combine that with other factors to make an intelligent assessment of Muslims who may be plotting jihad murder. In any case, as long as Sarkozy and the French establishment continues in denial about the nature, source and magnitude of the threat, monitoring websites may stop a few jihad attacks, but it will do nothing to stop the Islamization of French society by gradual capitulation to Sharia demands. The hijab ban was one step to prevent that, but Sarkozy is going to have to be prepared to be much more "implacable in defending our values" than he has been up to now, if he is really serious about doing so.
So, Big Brother Government could book me for a crime if I want to study such websites on terrorism. And, the denial of the fact that Islam is radical at its roots, no pun intended, continues. Sick thinking on both accounts. Today, a series of ridiculous statements from French authorities basically deny that the killer of seven people in France, including the three children in Toulouse, was not connected to the fact that the man was trained in Pakistan and Afghanistan terrorist camps, that he had explosives and an arsenal in his flat, and that he planned to kill more people. His targets were Muslims in the French army and Jewish people. Why do so-called intelligent people in the politics put on blinders as to the violence of Islam? It is not the religion of peace nor does it call for loving one's enemies. I would highly suggest that we would pray for enlightenment for those politicians who seem to be living in a world of their own making, which is totally out of touch with reality. Thank God for some in the media who have some rationality left.