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World Assassination of Samuel Paty: what we know about the collection of cartoons that the regions want to distribute in high schools

17:35  21 october  2020
17:35  21 october  2020 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

Raphaël Enthoven descends Ségolène Royal after his tweet on the assassination of Samuel Paty, the decapitated professor

 Raphaël Enthoven descends Ségolène Royal after his tweet on the assassination of Samuel Paty, the decapitated professor © Abaca Raphaël Enthoven descends Ségolène Royal after his tweet on the assassination of Samuel Paty, the beheaded professor Ségolène Royal joined the Internet users to denounce the assassination of Samuel Paty, professor of history and geography beheaded on Friday, October 16. By using the word “aggression” instead of “beheading”, the politician has been strongly criticized by Raphaël Enthoven. Samuel Paty was a professor of history and geography.

The book will contain political and religious cartoons accompanied by a perspective made by historians, announced Renaud Muselier , president of the Regions of France.

  Assassinat de Samuel Paty : ce que l'on sait du recueil de caricatures que les régions veulent distribuer dans les lycées © Provided by Franceinfo

A manifesto for freedom of expression. The thirteen regions of France have taken the initiative to publish a book of caricatures for distribution in high schools, in reaction to the assassination of teacher Samuel Paty , announced Monday, October 19, their president, Renaud Muselier , on the occasion of the congress of the regions of France in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis). The history and geography teacher was the target of an attack, a few days after showing cartoons of Charlie Hebdo during an class. Here is what we know about this collection.

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What will the book contain?

"We, the presidents of the regions of France, are today taking the initiative to prepare the publication of a book bringing together the most outstanding religious and political caricatures published in the regional press alongside those published in the national press", Renaud Muselier announced. The book will "of course" contain Charlie Hebdo cartoons, said the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on franceinfo .

This collection will also contain explanations of these drawings. "We are going to ask a college of historians to put into perspective the right to caricature in the political history of our country", added Renaud Muselier.

What is the objective?

"By this gesture, while respecting our skills, we want to bear witness to our commitments to defend the values ​​of the Republic and the fundamental right of each and every one of our fellow citizens to live in peace and in freedom", explained Renaud Muselier at the Congress of Regions of France.

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Asked about franceinfo, he detailed his intentions: "It's open-mindedness, it's education, it's respect, it's the return to fraternity. Don't forget 'Liberty , equality, fraternity 'on the front of our municipalities. Freedom, everyone claims it. Equality is sometimes well achieved, fraternity the same ... "

When will it be available?

"We will do it as soon as possible and I hope it will be ready in January," Renaud Muselier announced on franceinfo. The President of the Regions of France specified that the Ministry of National Education would be associated with the initiative "so that this book can be made available to all high school students in France".

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Seven charged over French teacher's beheading .
They include two students, a parent of a pupil and three of the killer's friends.Samuel Paty, 47, was targeted for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students.

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