Mohammed Merah: Journey of a Killer

March 2012. In the space of a few days, Mohamed Merah, guns down seven people, including three children, in the Toulouse & Montauban areas of France. France is in shock. What turned this 23 year old petty criminal into a lethal jihadi? How did this kid from the suburbs become public enemy number one? Could the French intelligence services have stopped him earlier?

We speak to leading officials involved in the case and people who knew him throughout his life, and reveal a version of events that often contradicts the official story. From a troubled youth to a cold blooded murderer in the name of radical Islam; we look at his own death and his journey to extremism, as well as revealing the precise preparations and actions involved in the murders. We learn about his upbringing, his changing personality, his time as an inmate, and we examine an astonishing trek he embarked on around the Middle East that ultimately formed this sequence of events.


  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 59 mins
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  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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