US News Tunisia: a petition against an elected Islamist who justified the assassination of Samuel Paty

03:50  25 october  2020
03:50  25 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Professor assassinated. Jean-Michel Blanquer denies that the teacher was threatened with an

 Professor assassinated. Jean-Michel Blanquer denies that the teacher was threatened with an sanction © ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP Jean-Michel Blanquer, the Minister of National Education, October 17, 2020 (photo illustration). "This information is false", explained Jean-Michel Blanquer. The minister denied this Sunday, October 18 that the teacher from Yvelines beheaded Friday was threatened with a sanction or reprimand.

A woman holds a picture of Samuel Paty during a rally in Lille on Sunday. The pupil’s father and Abdelhakim Sefrioui, a well-known Islamist radical with links to the organisation who routinely uses social media and local campaigns to pressure the government over alleged Islamophobia, are among

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

L'Assemblée (ou Parlement) tunisienne réunie en session plénière, le 26 février 2020. © FETHI BELAID / AFP The Tunisian Assembly (or Parliament) meeting in plenary session on February 26, 2020.

In Tunisia, personalities of civil society denounce the words of an Islamist deputy who justified the murder in France of history professor Samuel Paty. Coming from academia, research or the art world, around 40 of them have signed an unequivocal petition to denounce abject remarks and demand justice.

The signatories, mainly from the progressive and modernist academic world, find it scandalous that a deputy of the nation can afford to justify the death by beheading of the French teacher , reports our correspondent in Tunis, Michel Picard .

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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.

family of Samuel Paty , 47, who was killed on Friday after showing his class two cartoons of the of association with criminal terrorists and complicity in a terrorist assassination were two pupils, aged Brahim C posted statements and videos on Facebook naming Paty and the school and demanding he

Five years later, and after another Islamist terrorist attack there's a sense of deja vu. Today's protests are smaller. But the horror is the same, following the brutal decapitation of Samuel Paty , a middle school history teacher, after he displayed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on free speech.

The deputy Rached Khiari - independent but elected under the banner of the Islamist movement Karama, member of the government coalition - wrote on Facebook: “Any attack on the Prophet Muhammad is the greatest of crimes. All those who commit it (...) must take responsibility for its consequences ”. The forty intellectual authors of the petition on Change.org therefore call for the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the elected so that it is tried.

New page of history with the revolution

Recalling that the Tunisian revolution opened a new page of history banning systems of violence and dictatorship, Tunisian intellectuals stress that the 2014 Constitution opens up an irrevocable space of freedom. Freedom of worship, belief and conscience of which the State is the sole guarantor.

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.

Mr Paty , who was killed on Friday, had earlier shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet The father of the pupil is reported to have exchanged a number of text messages with Mr Paty 's killer He is accused, along with a preacher described by French media as a radical Islamist , of calling for Mr

Four school pupils who may have helped identify Mr Paty to his killer in exchange for payment have The dozens of raids on Monday targeting suspected Islamist radicals were not necessarily linked to Why was Samuel Paty targeted? Anti -terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said Mr Paty had

Welcoming the condemnations by political actors and civil society of this verbal terror represented in the Assembly, the signatories take offense at the silence of most of the political world. At a time when publications calling for respect for the prophet are multiplying on Tunisian social networks, this petition is a clear and firm reminder that "the justification of terrorism is one of the abject forms of terrorism".

The ball is now in the court of the Tunisian state whose leaders have so far not reacted to the MP's remarks.

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