Mohamed Merah Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 4/2/2012 3:16:01 PM EST
    Zahia Mokhtari, lawyer for Mohamed Benallal Merah, the father of Mohamed Merah, is seen in Algiers, Thursday, March, 29, 2012. Mokhtari says she has evidence that the man accused of killing seven people in attacks in southwestern France claimed his innocence to police. Mohamed Merah was killed after a more than 30-hour standoff with authorities, who have said he confessed to the killing spree and refused to surrender peacefully. (AP Photo/ Sidali Djarboub)
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    Posted: 4/2/2012 3:16:00 PM EST
    Zahia Mokhtari, lawyer for Mohamed Benallal Merah, the father of Mohamed Merah, in Algiers, Thursday, March, 29, 2012. Mokhtari says she has evidence that the man accused of killing seven people in attacks in southwestern France claimed his innocence to police. Mohamed Merah was killed after a more than 30-hour standoff with authorities, who have said he confessed to the killing spree and refused to surrender peacefully. (AP Photo/ Sidali Djarboub)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 3:35:47 PM EST
    Relatives mourn by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 3:35:47 PM EST
    Relatives mourn by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 3:35:47 PM EST
    Relatives use shovels after Mohamed Merah's funeral in a cemetery near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 3:35:47 PM EST
    Relatives use shovels after Mohamed Merah's funeral in a cemetery near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 9:40:50 AM EST
    FILE - Relatives by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral ceremony near Toulouse, southern France, in this file photo dated Thursday, March 29, 2012. Blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France, Merah died in a hail of gunfire after a standoff with police. It is announced Friday March 30, 2012, that a loosely knit group of xenophobic "defense leagues" plans to rally in Denmark upcoming Saturday against what they call the growing Islamic presence in western Europe, with fears across Europe that a growing climate of ethnic and religious hostility is inspiring extremist violence, and creating the conditions for deadly unpredictable clashes. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland, FILE)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 8:30:49 AM EST
    CORRECTS DATE - Relatives react by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral ceremony near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Mohamed Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 8:30:49 AM EST
    CORRECTS DATE - Relatives react by the coffin of Mohamed Merah during his funeral ceremony near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Mohamed Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 8:30:48 AM EST
    CORRECTS DATE - Relative use shovels after Mohamed Merah's funeral ceremony in a cemetery near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Mohamed Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 8:30:48 AM EST
    CORRECTS DATE - Relatives use shovels after Mohamed Merah's funeral ceremony in a cemetery near Toulouse, southern France, Thursday, March 29, 2012. Mohamed Merah is blamed for a series of deadly shootings which have shocked France and upended the country's presidential race. Merah, who claimed allegiance to al-Qaida, died in a hail of gunfire one week ago after a dramatic 32-hour-long standoff with law enforcement. Algerian authorities said they didn't want to take Mohamed Merah's remains, as his Algerian-born father had wanted. (AP Photo/Marthial Roland)
  •  - Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of gunman Mohamed Merah, speaks during an interview in Algiers

    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of gunman Mohamed Merah, speaks during an interview in Algiers

    Posted: 3/29/2012 1:09:07 PM EST
    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of al Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah, speaks during an interview with Reuters TV in Algiers March 29, 2012. The body of Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in France this month, remained unburied on Thursday after both Algeria and the city where the shootings took place refused to allow the ceremony to be carried out on their turf. Mohamed Merah was set to be buried in Algeria at the request of his father who lives there. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview in Algiers

    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview in Algiers

    Posted: 3/29/2012 1:07:54 PM EST
    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of al Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview with Reuters TV in Algiers March 29, 2012. The body of Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in France this month, remained unburied on Thursday after both Algeria and the city where the shootings took place refused to allow the ceremony to be carried out on their turf. Mohamed Merah was set to be buried in Algeria at the request of his father who lives there. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview in Algiers

    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview in Algiers

    Posted: 3/29/2012 1:06:36 PM EST
    Zahia Mokhtari, the lawyer representing Mohamed Benalel Merah, father of al Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah, gestures during an interview with Reuters TV in Algiers March 29, 2012. The body of Mohamed Merah, who killed seven people in France this month, remained unburied on Thursday after both Algeria and the city where the shootings took place refused to allow the ceremony to be carried out on their turf. Mohamed Merah was set to be buried in Algeria at the request of his father who lives there. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi (ALGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:32:34 AM EST
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - France's Interior Minister Gueant applauds France's President Sarkozy after his  speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    France's Interior Minister Gueant applauds France's President Sarkozy after his speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:32:02 AM EST
    France's Interior Minister Claude Gueant (C) applauds France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (not pictured) after his speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - France's Interior Minister Gueant applauds France's President Sarkozy after his  speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    France's Interior Minister Gueant applauds France's President Sarkozy after his speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:26:09 AM EST
    France's Interior Minister Claude Gueant (C) applauds France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) after his speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:24:44 AM EST
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) walks past Interior Minister Claude Gueant as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:20:53 AM EST
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) walks past Interior Minister Claude Gueant as he arrives to deliver a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris for magistrates and police

    Posted: 3/27/2012 8:15:30 AM EST
    France's President Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the Elysee Palace in Paris March 27, 2012 to magistrates and police who took part in the investigations following the shooting of seven persons and in the siege Mohamed Merah's flat in Toulouse. Mohamed Merah was killed during the RAID police special forces unit assault after a 32-hour siege on March 21. REUTERS/Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)