The French are being merciful.
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 25, 2015
Seriously, the guy’s still alive and has all his parts. Although I imagine that he’s had an exquisitely unpleasant time the last few days before whatever French counter-terrorism agency has possession threw some clothes on the jihadi and took him to be arraigned. Mind you, the fact that they’re actually charging him means that my earlier assumption that the fellow would go into in a French rendition black site and never, ever come out again is probably incorrect.
Which is just as well. Such places… well. They’re kind of poisoned fruit, really.