Canada Hauts-de-Seine: the Muslim community joins in the tributes to Samuel Paty
Decapitated teacher: demonstration "against hatred", Place de la République on Sunday
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs After fear, support for the educational community. Several associations and unions, as well as the newspaper "Charlie Hebdo", call for a united demonstration, Sunday October 18, in memory of Samuel Paty , professor of history assassinated and beheaded , Friday in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, for having debated in class freedom of expression and the cartoons of Muhammad. The Snes-FSU union, the majority among secondary school teachers, has announced rallies in many towns.
The Hauts-de-Seine, like the other departments of Ile de France, pay homage to Samuel Paty, this professor from Yvelines savagely murdered late Friday afternoon. The Muslim community is fully associated with these moments of meditation, while initiating its own actions.
In Levallois-Perret, a minute of silence will involve, this Wednesday at 12 o'clock, in front of the Louis-Blériot college , representatives of all faiths. Among which Ali Essekbi, president of the Union of Muslims of Levallois (UML), who sent a letter on Saturday morning to Agnès Pottier-Dumas, the mayor (LR) of the city.
PORTRAIT. Samuel Paty, "a very calm and attentive teacher"
© Sipa Samule Paty, this 47-year-old teacher who was killed on Friday near the college where he worked, was respected. His lips pay homage to a righteous man who loves freedom. "Mr. Paty." In front of the college of Bois-d'Aulne, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), on Saturday, all the students who came to pay homage to their history-geography teacher speak of "Monsieur Paty". Those who were in his classes talk about it quickly, in a frantic, almost cathartic way.
"It is not for French society to adapt to us, but to us French people of Muslim faith not to interfere in what makes us these full-fledged republicans", writes Ali Essekbi in particular in this published text in its entirety by the mayor of Levallois on her Twitter account, who praised "the very nice reaction" from the president of the UML.
The whole of France is shocked by the terrible attack which took the life, with unbearable violence and barbarism, from a professor from the Yvelines college
I would like to salute the very fine reaction of Ali Essebki, President of the Union des Musulmans de- Agnès Pottier-Dumas (@AgnesPottierD)
In Nanterre, officials of the Ibn-Badis mosque observed a minute of silence on Monday, accompanied by elected officials of the city on the forecourt of the town hall. "Friday, as in all the mockery of the 92 affiliated with the Great Mosque of Paris, there will be a sermon to condemn the heinous act of which Mr. Paty was the victim," announced the president of the religious association, Rachid Abdouni.
Professor assassinated: investigators are trying to trace the events
The circumstances of the assassination of Professor Samuel Paty remain unclear. The investigation promises to be long, as the political sphere is agitated and the inhabitants of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine slowly come out of this long nightmare.
Raising awareness among young people
He also plans to speak. "We want to take advantage of the school holidays and the presence of many young people to make them aware of tolerance and openness," says Rachid Abdouni.
On Saturday, the Ibn Badis Institute had also condemned "with the greatest firmness the savage murder" of Samuel Paty in a statement posted on Twitter.
Press release from the Ibn Badis Institute- Ibn Badis Institute (@Irchad_IbnBadis)
Conflans attack: The imam of the Pantin mosque, closed by Gérald Darmanin, “withdraws” .
The mosque's Facebook page shared the video of the student's parent against the presentation of Mohammed's caricatures by Samuel Paty to college students. The imam of the Pantin mosque is accused of being “involved in the Islamist movement” © CHRISTOPHE SAIDI / SIPA A faithful arrives at the Pantin mosque on October 20, 2020. RADICALIZATION - The mosque's Facebook page shared the video of the student's parent against Samuel Paty's presentation of the Muhammad caricatures to college students.