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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 01:46 PM

 

Omar Djellil plays footsie with Marine Le Pen

When he thinks of Mohamed Merah, the Islamist attacker who shot Jewish schoolchildren to death in Toulouse before dying in a gunfight with the police in March, Omar Djellil sees himself.

"I was once a bit like him," he says. "There's a Merah in all of us."

Djellil can remember well his years as a teenaged ruffian in one of the roughest neighborhoods of the northeastern French city of Reims as well as his years at a mosque in Bordeaux. It was a time when he also believed that his Muslim faith required him to join the armed struggle to re-establish a caliphate.

"I narrowly avoided a similar fate," says Djellil, a 41-year-old man with a neat circle beard on his youthful face. He's sitting behind the register at a telephone shop in Marseille primarily frequented by Moroccans and Algerians.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-former-jihadist-immigrant-who-now-flirts-with-french-far-right-a-850221.html

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independentpiney Aug 2012 #1

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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. Omar is a selfish asshole nt

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