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As of this writing, there is a standoff at an apartment building in Toulouse between French authorities and the shooter responsible for seven deaths over a period of eight days.
The gunman has been identified as Mohammad Merah, a Frenchman of Algerian descent who is affiliated with al Qaeda. He had fought with al Qaeda and was imprisoned in 2007 for planting bombs only to escape a year later with help from the Taliban.
Merah told negotiators that he killed the schoolchildren as revenge for killing of Palestinian children and also wanted to kill French soldiers for their involvement in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
French authorities are trying to capture Merah alive. However, he has exchanged gunfire with police and has wounded three officers.
Meanwhile, the three schoolchildren have been laid to rest in Israel.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online