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

17:45  19 october  2020
17:45  19 october  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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 man waited for Samuel Paty , who showed Prophet Muhammad cartoons in class, and beheaded him . A national tribute will be paid to Mr Paty on Wednesday. Three weeks after an attack on the former offices of Charlie Hebdo , this latest killing is yet more proof of the fault-lines over secularism

Samuel Paty was murdered near the school where he worked, in the commune of Conflans Saint-Honorine, northwest of Paris, on Friday. This marks the second terrorism-related incident since a trial began into the January 2015 massacre at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo , which had published

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

Au rassemblement en hommage à Samuel Paty le 18 octobre 2020 à Paris, place de la République © Stephane Rouppert / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP At the rally in tribute to Samuel Paty on October 18, 2020 in Paris, place de la République

At the trial of the January 2015 attacks, a tribute was paid this Monday to Samuel Paty , decapitated professor in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine , Charlie Hebdo's lawyer considering that the latter had "been right" to show the caricatures of Mohammed to his students.

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Murder of Samuel Paty: the emotional reactions of the personalities

 Murder of Samuel Paty: the emotional reactions of the personalities Many personalities joined the anonymous on social networks to pay tribute to Samuel Paty. © 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.

Samuel Paty , 47, had received threats before he was stabbed and beheaded by Islamist Aboulakh Anzorov. It emerged yesterday that Anzorov asked pupils at the French school to point out the teacher who had shared a Charlie Hebdo cartoon of the Prophet nude before targeting him .

Teacher Samuel Paty (pictured) was beheaded in Paris on Friday after he shared cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class. Thousands gathered to pay tribute to the slain teacher in a defiant show of solidarity at the Place de la Republique after the latest in a string of terror attacks in Paris.

The special assize court in Paris, where 14 people accused of providing logistical support to the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo, Montrouge and Hyper Cacher killings are tried, "wishes to express its emotion following the assassination" of Samuel Paty, declared President Régis de Jorna. This teacher, killed after showing Charlie Hebdo cartoons in class, "died simply because he transmitted to his students what freedom of thought and freedom of expression represented", continued the president. debates.

"Once again, it is Charlie Hebdo cartoons" which are in question, but "it is not those who drew them who died but those who showed them", hammered the lawyer of the weekly satirist, Me Richard Malka. In France, "there is a freedom of expression, there is a freedom to teach. We were right to publish these cartoons, Samuel Paty was right to talk about them", insisted the historical advice of Charlie Weekly .

Conflans attack: during his hearing, Samuel Paty denied having wanted to stigmatize Muslims

 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.

Samuel Paty was killed days after showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. Charlie Hebdo editors urge demo. Suspects accused of links to the Charlie Hebdo attacks are currently before the courts in a trial that is expected to run until mid-November.

The beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb on Friday has sparked outrage in France and memories of a wave of Islamist violence in Friday's attack was the second such incident since a trial started last month into the January 2015 massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo .

On the sidelines of the hearing, the lawyer denounced "the Islamist fascists" who "attack all the foundations of the Republic". "But they did not do it alone", added Me Malka, pointing out the responsibility of "accomplices" who handle "constant accusations of Islamophobia (...) by inventing facts, as did this father who called hate in a video and whose daughter was not even in the class she was supposed to have attended. "

"We are all concerned"

Samuel Paty was described as a "thug" by the father of a schoolgirl on social networks, and had also been targeted by the radical Islamist activist Abdelhakim Sefrioui. The professor was beheaded on Friday around 5 p.m. near the college where he was teaching history and geography in a quiet area of ​​Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines).

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His assailant, an 18-year-old Chechen Russian, was then killed nine times by the police. In a message posted on Twitter, the latter explained his murder by saying he wanted revenge on the one "who dared to belittle Muhammad". This gesture caused fear in France, prompting tens of thousands of people to gather on Sunday.

"When a professor is cowardly and obnoxiously beheaded for teaching freedom of expression, we are all concerned," said one of the defense lawyers at the Charlie Hebdo trial, Me Jean Chevais. "Let's be united for a minute for Samuel Paty," he added. A message supported by Samia Maktouf, lawyer of civil parties, who called for "the defense of freedom of expression and freedom of thought".

Trial of the Bamako attacks in 2015: a "revenge" after Charlie Hebdo .
© STRINGER The Mauritanian jihadist Fawaz Ould Ahmed, April 21, 2016 in Bamako A Mauritanian jihadist tried in Mali claimed Wednesday two attacks which bloodied Bamako in 2015, saying he was "proud" to have acted "out of revenge" after the publication of caricatures of the prophet of Islam by the French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

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