Sunday, March 17, 2013 8:59 am
France marks anniversary of Toulouse slayings
The Associated Press
Marking the anniversary of the attacks, Hollande said that France has since passed a law which allows the state to convict French nationals abroad on terror charges, even if they have committed no crime on home soil.
Hollande, speaking after readings from Toulouse schoolchildren, compared last March's atrocities to the Holocaust.
"The children of Toulouse died for the same reason ... because they were Jewish," Hollande said.
Gunman Mohamed Merah, 23, was killed in a shootout with police soon after the attacks on a Jewish school in Toulouse.