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US News Murder of Samuel Paty: the emotional reactions of the personalities

15:20  19 october  2020
15:20  19 october  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected

 Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected © DAMIEM MEYER / AFP Already Saturday, several hundred people gathered in Nice or Rennes to denounce an "act of barbarism" and defend "the values ​​of democracy ". Two days after the beheading of a History and Geography professor in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, gatherings are planned in several dozen cities in France this Sunday. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Olivier Faure are notably expected at Place de la République in Paris.

The murder of Samuel Paty , a French middle-school teacher, took place on 16 October 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb of Paris, France.

Samuel Paty was murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. The murder comes as a trial over the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo - a satirical magazine that has published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad - is under way.

Many personalities joined the anonymous on social networks to pay tribute to Samuel Paty.

  Meurtre de Samuel Paty : les réactions émues des personnalités © Bestimage

On Sunday, thousand people gathered in Paris to pay tribute to Samuel Paty , history and geography professor beheaded in the middle of the street two days earlier in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) during 'a terrorist attack. On social networks, it is just as many people who wanted to pay tribute to him. As a reminder, Samuel Paty was assassinated near the college where he taught after receiving threats following a course on freedom of expression that he gave to his 4th year students. In it, he had evoked and displayed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

"He was right to talk about it": at the Charlie Hebdo trial, a tribute paid to Samuel Paty

 The teacher "died simply because he transmitted to his students what freedom of thought represented", declared the president of the special assize court.

Samuel Paty was murdered near the school where he worked, in the commune of Conflans Saint-Honorine, northwest of Paris, on Friday. Some Muslim parents said they had complained to the school and French media reported Paty had received a number of threats in the wake of the class.

French teacher Samuel Paty , who was brutally murdered near Paris on Friday, had his private details exposed on social media last week, after a parent complained he’d shown “naked man” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class. The original complaint was reportedly lodged by the father of a

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On Instagram, many personalities have expressed their fear and their astonishment, celebrating the memory of Samuel Paty and transmitting their thoughts to his relatives. Omar Sy posted a photo of the teacher to accompany his message: “It’s the tried and sad heart. With a bruised and revolted soul as I write these few words ... I first address my most sincere condolences and deep thoughts to Samuel Paty's loved ones, to his little boy and his wife in particular, to his colleagues and to all the teaching staff and at the school of the Republic. What is happening today affects all of us French in the depths of who we are and what the values ​​of our country are. Never again hatred, extremism, fanaticism, whatever they are, must reach us, divide us, "he wrote.

What we know about police operations against the Islamist movement

 What we know about police operations against the Islamist movement These operations will continue at a rate of twenty a day to "harass" and "destabilize" this movement, specified the entourage of Gerald Darmanin. © BERTRAND GUAY / AFP Police officers in front of the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine college, in the Yvelines. The executive on Monday launched a series of operations targeting the Islamist movement and promises "a war against the enemies of the Republic", after the assassination of Samuel Paty which gave rise to further arrests.

"I'd hear all these odd reactions , or at least what I considered odd at the time, and I just "When I decided to remove the emotional attachment that I held towards Eugene and the incident that had occurred, I Samuel Paty was murdered after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.

Samuel Paty was killed days after showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. The editors of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo called for the demonstration in Paris on Sunday afternoon together with the organization SOS Racisme and teachers' unions.

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Leïla Bekhti posted a similar word. “My sincerest thoughts are with Samuel Paty, his wife, his son, his colleagues and his students. Horror and barbarism strike again and weaken us. Samuel Paty was a knowledge broker, the best weapon against violence and hatred. Let us preserve his memory by remaining united and united, because our division will be their victory ”, we read.

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"I think of all the teachers that I have met in my life and who have helped me to be what I am today "

Sara Forestier posted a long note which was taken up by several Internet users. “I think of that murdered professor. To his families. To his students. I think of all the teachers I have met in my life who have helped me to be who I am today. These men and women who dedicate their lives to give us the tools to shape our minds. Open the fields of possibilities in our heads. Awaken, expand, put into perspective. (...) It is not only our freedoms and our rights that have been attacked today, but also intelligence, knowledge, shaping of the mind and enlightenment. It is the will of obscurantism. A thought for all the teaching staff. We love you."

VIDEO Emmanuel Macron on the verge of tears during the tribute to Samuel Paty

 VIDEO Emmanuel Macron on the verge of tears during the tribute to Samuel Paty © France 2 VIDEO Emmanuel Macron on the verge of tears during the tribute to Samuel Paty This Wednesday October 21 took place in the courtyard of the Sorbonne in Paris the national homage to Samuel Paty. Emmanuel Macron dedicated a poignant speech to the professor, during which emotion could be read in his face. On Friday October 16, Professor Samuel Paty was assassinated in the middle of the street near his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the Yvelines.

Footage shows pupils and parents laying flowers at a school for the teacher killed in an attack in France. Samuel Paty was a teacher in Paris and had shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his students before he was killed.

The murder was reportedly in retaliation for the victim having shown cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed to his students during a freedom-of-speech lesson. The attack was launched by a group of radical Islamists, who were offended by its reprinting of 12 cartoons of the prophet, originally

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Clotilde Courau for her part took up a message posted by Bernard Pivot on Twitter. "When a man tragically loses his life because he sheds light, it is because barbarism darkens more and more minds. Hence the urgency to diffuse the light. "

When a man tragically loses his life because he sheds light, it is because barbarism darkens more and more minds. Hence the urgency to diffuse the light.

- bernard pivot (@ bernardpivot1) October 17, 2020

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Finally, Sandrine Kiberlain has, she , republished one of Raphaël Glucksmann's many statements. “We mourn a man who embodied what we are and who defend: freedom of conscience, critical thinking, culture. School! Atheists, Christians, Jews, Muslims, agnostics ... the fight against the Islamist fanaticism which beheaded him is everyone's business ”, we read.

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Does the offense of blasphemy exist in French law? .
© Charlie Hebdo After the assassination of Samuel Paty, a teacher who presented his students with the cartoons of Mahomet published in "Charlie Hebdo", the lawyer Roland Perez takes stock of Europe 1: is there a a crime of blasphemy under French law? After the shock wave throughout France and the world, sparked by the assassination of teacher Samuel Paty , who had shown caricatures of Muhammad to a class of college students, lawyer Roland Perez makes the point: does the offense of blasphemy exi

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