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

13:55  21 october  2020
13:55  21 october  2020 Source:   lemonde.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 who beheaded French teacher Samuel Paty reportedly had contact with the father of one of his students, a man who Abdullakh Anzorov, the 18-year-old Chechen refugee who gruesomely murdered Paty in his classroom in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine last week, had exchanged WhatsApp

Parent had campaigned against teacher’s use of Muhammad cartoons before beheading. Paty was stabbed and beheaded outside his secondary school in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine, about 20 Before the attack the mosque, which has about 1,500 worshippers, had reportedly reposted one of the

"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.

Samuel Paty, 47 ans, a été décapité vendredi près de son collège de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) par un réfugié d’origine tchétchène de 18 ans. © 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. During his hearing at the police station on October 12, six days after giving a moral and civic education course on the theme of freedom of expression - and four days before being assassinated at the end of his college in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) - Samuel Paty had given another version of the facts, according to information from Franceinfo.

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Mr Paty , who was killed on Friday, had earlier shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The father of the pupil is reported to have exchanged a number of text messages with Mr Paty 's killer prior to the attack close to the teacher's school in Conflans -Sainte-Honorine.

Thousands have attended rallies across France in honour of Samuel Paty , the teacher beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. A man named as Abdoulakh A was shot dead by police on Friday after killing Mr Paty close to his school near Paris. An 11th person has now

A complaint was lodged by the parent of a student against the history and geography teacher for "disseminating pornographic images" after the latter showed his students two caricatures of Muhammad which appeared in Charlie Hebdo. The parent also posted a video, which made the rounds on social media, in which he called Mr. Paty a "thug" and called for "say stop". The police questioned the teacher about the rumor that he had asked Muslim students to report and leave the classroom. He firmly denied:

"I suggested that my students look away for a few seconds if they thought they were shocked for some reason or another. At no time did I tell the students: “Muslims, you can go out because you will be shocked.” And I did not ask the students who were of the Muslim faith. "National tribute

The teacher also clarified that the student - whose father lodged a complaint - who complained about his teacher's attitude was not present during the class in question. "The latter indeed places it on October 5, whereas it actually took place on the 6th," Franceinfo reports.

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

Paty had taught a class on freedom of expression, during which he used caricatures of the prophet taken from Charlie Hebdo, sparking controversy in the Abouyezidovitch approached students outside the school, located in the Parisian suburb of Conflans -Sainte-Honorine, asking them to point out Paty

French police have arrested two female suspects following the suspected racist attacks , which were allegedly accompanied by the words 'Dirty Arabs'. 'Call the emergency services, she stabbed him,' was also heard . Two local shop workers then intervened and held one of the attackers down until the

"She made up a story based on student rumors. This is a false declaration with the aim of damaging the image of the professor that I represent, the college and the institution ", denounced Samuel Paty, who in turn lodged a complaint for" public defamation " concerning the video posted by the father of this pupil.

Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded on Friday near his college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) by an 18-year-old refugee of Chechen origin, after showing his students caricatures of Muhammad during a class on freedom of expression. France pays national tribute to him at the Sorbonne on Wednesday, when seven people will be presented during the day to an anti-terrorism judge for possible indictments following the assassination of the teacher.

The ceremony, in the presence of 400 guests, including around 100 students from establishments in Ile-de-France, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Sorbonne, a symbolic place of the spirit of the Enlightenment and of the 'education. According to the Elysée, the president, Emmanuel Macron, should arrive a little earlier in order to hand over the Legion of Honor posthumously to the teacher, in the presence of his family.

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