World Tribute planned for beheaded teacher in France; 11th person arrested

14:30  18 october  2020
14:30  18 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Headless Professor: In defense of freedom of expression, "we refuse to give up!"

 Headless Professor: In defense of freedom of expression, "The teaching community is devastated", reacts Jean-Rémi Girard, president of the national union of high schools and colleges (SNALC), contacted by Europe 1. A few hours after the attack committed against a teacher from a college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the Yvelines, attacked with a knife and beheaded , the union representative expressed, Friday evening, the fear of the teaching community.

Demonstrations have been called across France on Sunday to support freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded at a school near Paris after The gatherings come as French authorities say they have detained an 11 th person following the atrocity, including

A teacher beheaded on a street near Paris on Friday afternoon has been named as Samuel Paty by French Education MinisterJean-Michel Blanquer. French anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard told reporters the suspect, who had been granted a 10-year residency in France as a refugee

PARIS (Reuters) - An 11th person was detained on Sunday, police said, as authorities investigated the murder of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was beheaded by a suspected Islamist in an attack that stunned the country.

a group of people in front of a crowd: FILE PHOTO: People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU FILE PHOTO: People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine

Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose offices were attacked in a mass killing five years ago, was among groups organising a tribute to Paty in Paris in the afternoon.

The 47-year-old teacher was killed on Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old attacker. The assailant, who was born in Russia of Chechen origin, was shot dead by police soon after the attack.

Who was Samuel Paty, the professor assassinated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine?

 Who was Samuel Paty, the professor assassinated in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine? © Bertrand GUAY / AFP Emotions were high on Saturday, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the history and geography professor beheaded on Friday near the college. Tributes are increasing on social networks and those who knew him describe a committed teacher and a man of dialogue. Friday, a teacher was found beheaded at the end of the afternoon , in the middle of the street in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in Yvelines, near his college.

advocates or celebrates the death of another person . And after 9/11, the stereotype of everyone in the Middle East being sword-wielding camel-riding terrorists is firmly embedded in our fear-ridden brains. A teacher shows drawing of the prophet Muhammad and gets beheaded .

A teacher has been beheaded in a north-western suburb of Paris, with the attacker shot dead by police. The victim is said to have shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet A man wielding a large knife attacked the teacher in a street in an area called Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, cutting off his head.

Earlier this month, the teacher had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression, angering a number of Muslim parents. Muslims believe that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous.

The government has portrayed the killing as an attack on the heart of French values.

Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and politicians from across the spectrum were due to attend Sunday's commemoration in central Paris. A national tribute will be organised for Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron's office said.

Bruno Le Maire wearing a suit and tie: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks during a press conference in Paris © Reuters/POOL French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks during a press conference in Paris

Prime Minister Jean Castex said the government was working on a strategy to better protect teachers from threats. Paty had been the target of an angry campaign on social media before the attack.

Another arrest in French teacher beheading case

  Another arrest in French teacher beheading case Police have not released details of an 11th person arrested after the murder of teacher Samuel Paty.The 47-year-old was beheaded on Friday near the school where he taught in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine north-west of central Paris.

According to local reports, the teacher was recently the subject of complaints from parents after he showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to students during class, and investigators are looking into the incident as one potential motive for the attack. Visiting the scene on Friday night, French

France , October 17. French police were questioning nine people in custody on Saturday after a suspected Islamist sympathiser beheaded a school teacher in broad Tareq Oubrou, the imam of a Bordeaux mosque, said of the killing, "It is not a civilisation that kills an innocent person , it is barbarity".

"I want teachers to know that, after this ignoble act, the whole country is behind them," Castex told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview.

"This tragedy affects each and every one of us because, through this teacher, it is the Republic that was attacked."

There were no details of the 11th person to be detained in connection with the killing.

Four close relatives of the attacker were detained soon after the attack. Five more were later detained, including the father of a pupil at Paty's school and an acquaintance of the pupil's father known to the intelligence services, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday.

A 10th person was placed in custody later on Saturday.

Macron was due to hold a security meeting with key ministers later on Sunday, his office said.

On Saturday, hundreds of people, including pupils and their parents, teachers and local residents came to express their grief and solidarity in front of the school where Paty worked, the College du Bois d'Aulnein in the suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Frances Kerry)

Conflans attack: during his hearing, Samuel Paty denied having wanted to stigmatize Muslims .
"I suggested to my students to look away for a few seconds if they thought they were shocked for one reason or another" , assured the professor of history and geography during his questioning. © Supplied by Le Monde Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded on Friday near his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) by an 18-year-old refugee of Chechen origin. He denied the claims of the young girl who incriminated him.

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