A lot of people have read my reports in the The National, Abu Dhabi and at this site, as well as in the French media about the long trek across France made by a Abdelghani Merah to condemn the sort of extremism that led his brother into terrorism.
Abdelghani's marathon, with its echoes of the 1983 March of the Beurs against discrimination, ended in Paris yesterday, 40 days and - on his final count - 1,009km after he set off from Marseille. As you shall read, not everyone appreciated his arrival occurring on an anniversary of immense sadness.
He chose March 19 quite deliberately, believing it to offer a strong symbolic message, five years to the day since his brother Mohamed committed the most wicked of all his evil acts, the cold-blooded murders of two Jewish brothers aged six and three and an eight-year-old girl at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse.
The father of two of the children, a rabbi and teacher, was also killed. The girl was the last to die, chased by her murderer into the school courtyard, caught by the hair and callously shot (with a second gun, the first having jammed).