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World Decapitated French teacher warned not to show Prophet Muhammad images before attack

17:50  17 october  2020
17:50  17 october  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

Demonstrations in France will pay tribute to slain teacher

  Demonstrations in France will pay tribute to slain teacher PARIS (AP) — Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. Political leaders, associations and unions will demonstrate Sunday afternoon in Paris and in other major cities including Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux. © Provided by Associated Press Residents gather outside the school where a slain history teacher was working, Saturday, Oct.

The French president describes it as a "cowardly attack ", saying the man was killed because he A man has been "assassinated" in an Islamist terror attack in a Paris suburb "because he was a The history teacher , who is said to have discussed images of the Prophet Muhammad with his pupils

PARIS — A knife-wielding man decapitated a teacher near a school in a suburb north of Paris on The teacher was struck down “because he taught, because he taught the liberty of expression, the In a video that widely circulated on YouTube before the attack , a Muslim parent at the teacher ’s school

PARIS — A student said he warned his teacher about showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, days before he was decapitated on a Paris street in what French President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack."

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Martial Lusiela, 15, told NBC News he was "shocked" by Friday's afternoon's attack in the middle-class suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north-west of the French capital.

4 French students have been detained after a teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was beheaded

  4 French students have been detained after a teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was beheaded The four are suspected of helping Samuel Paty's killer identify him in exchange for cash, Agence France-Presse reported.Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old history teacher, was killed near his school in the northwestern Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday afternoon. Witnesses said the attacker shouted "Allahu akbar," or "God is the greatest," as he attacked Paty with a kitchen knife.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called the beheading of a teacher in a north-western suburb of Paris an "Islamist terrorist attack ". The victim is said to have shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. The attacker was shot dead by police. Mr Macron said the as yet

The victim was a teacher who is said to have shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students as an example of free speech in France. A source told Le Parisien: “The victim had recently given a lesson to his students on freedom of expression and had shown the caricatures of

"I didn't expect a decapitation — it went too far," he said, speaking shortly after the incident with the permission of his parents.

Neither the victim or the attacker, who police said was an 18-year-old of Chechen heritage, has been named by French authorities. The suspect was shot dead by police shortly after the attack.

On Saturday morning, floral tributes were laid outside the College Bois d'Aulne, where the victim, a man in his late 40s, taught. Others held signs saying, "I am a teacher."

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Image: People bring flowers to the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine (CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters) © CHARLES PLATIAU Image: People bring flowers to the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine (CHARLES PLATIAU / Reuters)

Student Luisela, said he had been in the class earlier this month, when the civics teacher had shown the caricatures published by the Charlie Hebdo magazine in 2015,which are considered blasphemous by Muslims.

Demonstrators in France honor teacher beheaded after discussing Prophet Muhammad cartoons

  Demonstrators in France honor teacher beheaded after discussing Prophet Muhammad cartoons Samuel Paty, who discussed the Charlie Hebdo caricatures in class, was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. Your browser does not support this video Political leaders, associations and unions demonstrated Sunday on the Place de la Republique in Paris holding placards reading “I am Samuel,” that echoed the “I am Charlie” rallying cry after the 2015 attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Demonstrators also gathered in major cities including Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux.

According to local reports, the teacher was recently the subject of complaints from parents after he showed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to students during class, and investigators are looking into the incident as one potential motive for the attack .

A French teacher , who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed , was beheaded outside his school on Friday. The man suspected of the beheading was an 18-year-old born in Moscow and originating from Russia’s southern region of Chechnya, a judicial source said on

"We said to the teacher it was not good to show photos like this and that it would cause a huge problem," Lusiela said. "It's not a caricature you should show to the class, because there are Muslims in the class."

Nine people were taken into custody for questioning as part of the investigation, including four members of the attackers family, a spokesperson for France's anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said Saturday.


Video: Anti-terror investigation launched in Paris after attack on teacher (NBC News)

French President Emmanuel Macron said the teacher "was the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack," speaking from the scene of the incident late Friday.

"One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today because he was teaching, he was teaching pupils about freedom of expression," Macron told reporters.

Authorities in France detain four students of teacher who was beheaded in Islamist slaying

  Authorities in France detain four students of teacher who was beheaded in Islamist slaying More than a dozen people have been detained in France after authorities conducted scores of raids in response to the beheading of a teacher. © Provided by Washington Examiner A total of 15 people were in custody on Monday, including four students of slain middle school teacher Samuel Paty, who was decapitated on Friday by a male suspect believed to be angry that he showed his students a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, according to the Times of Israel. The suspected killer, 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov, was later fatally shot by responding police.

Claim: Paris Beheading Victim is Teacher Who Showed Mohammed Cartoon in Freedom of Speech Major French newspaper Le Figaro reports the officers ordered the man to drop his weapons and when Shortly afterwards, the decapitated body was discovered by officers, the paper reported.

French police shot a man dead on Friday after he allegedly decapitated a teacher near Paris. French anti-terror prosecutors said they were treating the incident as "a murder linked to a terrorist A Twitter account purportedly operated by the killer posted a gruesome, unverified image of the killing

"Our compatriot was flagrantly attacked," he said. "They won't win... We will act. Firmly, And quickly. You can count on my determination."

The attack came as Macron's government continues to work on a bill to address Islamic radicals. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe with up to 5 million members, and Islam is the country's second largest religion.

Part of that population is made up of Chechens. In the 1990s, two wars in Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim Russian republic in the North Caucasus, triggered a wave of emigration and many fled to western Europe.

Muslim leaders in France have condemned Friday's incident, which carried echoes of the attack five years ago on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The outlet published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, unleashing divisions that are still casting a pall over French society.

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Less than a month ago, a man originally from Pakistan used a meat cleaver to attack and wound two people who were on a cigarette break outside the offices where Charlie Hebdo was based at the time of the 2015 attack.

The issue of the cartoons was revived last month when Charlie Hebdo decided to re-publish them to coincide with the start of the trial of accomplices in the 2015 attack.

Al-Qaeda, the militant Islamist group that claimed responsibility for those killings, threatened to attack Charlie Hebdo again after it republished the cartoons.

The magazine said last month it published the images to assert its right to freedom of expression, and to show it would not be cowed into silence by violent attacks. That stance was backed by many prominent French politicians and public figures.

Nancy Ing and Matt Bradley reported from Paris. Adela Suliman reported from London.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Beheading of teacher exposes secular divide in French classrooms .
Beheading of teacher exposes secular divide in French classroomsPARIS (Reuters) - Some teachers in France say they censor themselves to avoid confrontation with pupils and parents over religion and free speech, a problem brutally exposed when a teacher was beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

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