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World Another arrest in French teacher beheading case

16:26  18 october  2020
16:26  18 october  2020 Source:   bbc.com

Macron calls beheading 'Islamist terrorist attack'

  Macron calls beheading 'Islamist terrorist attack' The teacher killed in a Paris suburb reportedly showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.The victim is said to have shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The attacker was shot dead by police.

- The man suspected of beheading on October 16 ,2020 a French teacher who had shown his students cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was an Police shot the attacker dead minutes after he murdered 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty on Friday. The killing shocked the country and

The teacher was stabbed in the throat or “decapitated,” according to French media. French authorities have not yet officially confirmed the perpetrator's identity. Also on rt.com WATCH scene of attack in France where man ‘ beheaded ’ teacher who ‘showed cartoons of Prophet Mohammed’ at school.

An 11th person has been arrested in France as authorities investigate the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty.

a woman wearing a suit and tie: Je suis enseignant, or I am a teacher, has been trending on social media © EPA Je suis enseignant, or I am a teacher, has been trending on social media

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.

Police have named the suspect as Abdoulakh A, an 18-year-old man born in Moscow of Chechen origin.

No details have been given about the latest person detained by the French authorities.

Four close relatives of the suspect were arrested shortly after the killing. Six more were detained on Saturday, including the father of a pupil at the school and a preacher described by French media as a radical Islamist.

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  Minor among Those Taken into Police Custody for Beheading Teacher French police have opened a terrorism investigation after the 18-year-old man said to be of Chechen origin carried out the brutal daytime attack on a teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris.Witnesses described how the suspect, who has been named by French media as 18-year-old Abdullah Anzorov, wielded a large knife and shouted "Allahu Akbar" or "God is Great," as he attacked the teacher in the street in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, about 20 miles northwest of Paris on Friday afternoon.

French police have arrested nine people over the beheading of a teacher near his school in a Paris suburb, a judicial source said on Saturday, in what President Emmanuel Macron labeled an Islamist terror attack. The source said the killing was carried out by an 18-year-old Chechen, who was then

Residents of the French suburb where history teacher Samuel Paty was brutally slain and beheaded on Friday have been shocked by the incident, with some even saying they are afraid to allow their children back to school. “Our children are not safe, we don’t know what to do.

President Emmanuel Macron said the attack bore all the hallmarks of an "Islamist terrorist attack" and the teacher had been murdered because he "taught freedom of expression".

The murder has appalled France. Demonstrations are planned across the country on Sunday denouncing the attack, and there will be a national tribute paid to Mr Paty on Wednesday.

"A civilisation does not kill an innocent person, barbarism does," Tareq Oubrou, imam of a mosque in Bordeaux, told France Inter on Saturday.

And Laurent Nuñez, the head of France's anti-terrorism task force, told France Info radio: "A threshold has been crossed", citing the attack on "the freedom to teach" and "the barbarity of the act".

What happened on Friday?

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard told reporters that the suspect lived in the Normandy town of Évreux, about 100km (60 miles) from the murder scene.

A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam

  A gruesome murder in France rekindles the country’s debate on free speech and Islam Muslims in France have been pressured to assimilate into the country’s secular culture. But at what cost?History and geography teacher Samuel Paty, 47, brought scrutiny this month when he showed his 12- to 14-year-old students two caricatures of Muhammad published by the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo — the same images that in 2015 inspired jihadists to kill 11 staff members at the magazine and six others in Paris. Parents and teachers at the school, located just 20 miles outside the capital, said Paty gave his Muslim pupils the opportunity to leave the classroom or look away so as not to anger them.

French police have arrested nine people after a suspected Islamist sympathiser beheaded a school teacher on the street of a Paris suburb on Friday, police sources said. Investigators were trying to establish whether the attacker, who was shot dead by police, had acted alone or had accomplices.

An 18-year-old Chechen accused of beheading a teacher near his school in a Paris suburb received asylum in France and had no links to Russia, a The attacker was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries. The teacher had been the target of online threats for having shown

The man went to the school on Friday afternoon and asked students to point out the teacher. He had no apparent connection with the teacher or the school.

He then followed Mr Paty as he walked home from work. The suspect used a knife to attack the teacher in the head, and then beheaded him.

Witnesses are said to have heard the attacker shout "Allahu Akbar", or "God is Greatest".

As police approached him, he fired at them with an airgun. Officers returned fire, hitting him nine times. A 30cm-long (12in) blade was found close by.

Authorities said the man had been before courts but only on minor misdemeanour charges.

What's the latest in the investigation?

Mr Ricard said Mr Paty had been the target of threats since he showed the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad during a class about freedom of speech, in relation to the Charlie Hebdo case.

The French satirical magazine was the subject of a deadly attack in 2015 after publishing the cartoons. A trial over that attack is currently under way.

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  France closes Paris mosque in clampdown over teacher's beheading French authorities said Tuesday they would close a Paris mosque as part of a clampdown on radical Islam that has yielded over a dozen arrests following the beheading of a teacher who had shown his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. The mosque in a densely-populated suburb northeast of Paris had disseminated a video on its Facebook page days before Friday's gruesome murder, railing against teacher Samuel Paty's choice of material for aThe mosque in a densely-populated suburb northeast of Paris had disseminated a video on its Facebook page days before Friday's gruesome murder, railing against teacher Samuel Paty's choice of material for a class discussion on freedom of expression, said a source close to the investi

Suspect in Teacher 's Beheading in France Was Chechen Teen. French President Emmanuel Macron went to the school on Friday night to denounce what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack.” Last month, a young man from Pakistan was arrested after attacking two people with a meat cleaver

The French teacher who was beheaded by an 18-year-old man on Friday after teaching his pupils Another former student, Nathan, described Paty as being a "small" man who had short brown hair Nine people have been arrested , including the suspect's grandfather, his 17-year-old brother, and the

a man wearing sunglasses: Samuel Paty, a well-liked teacher, had been threatened over showing the cartoons © AFP Samuel Paty, a well-liked teacher, had been threatened over showing the cartoons

As he had done in similar lessons in recent years, Mr Paty, a history and geography teacher, advised Muslim students to look away if they thought they might be offended.

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A parent of one of the pupils reacted angrily, and went to the school to complain. He and another man who accompanied him - Abdelhakim Sefrioui, a preacher and activist - made videos calling Mr Paty a "voyou" (thug) and demanding his suspension.

Mr Sefrioui has reportedly been known to French intelligence services for years. Both he and the father are now in custody.

France urges Arab nations to prevent boycotts .
President Macron's comments about "Islamist separatism" have angered some in the Muslim world. Turkey's Mr Erdogan asked in a speech: "What's the problem of the individual called Macron with Islam and with the Muslims?"Meanwhile PPakistani leader Imran Khan accused the French leader of "attacking Islam, clearly without having any understanding of it"."President Macron has attacked and hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims in Europe & across the world," he tweeted.

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