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World Tribute planned for beheaded teacher in France; 11th person arrested

14:05  18 october  2020
14:05  18 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Grisly beheading of teacher in terror attack rattles France

  Grisly beheading of teacher in terror attack rattles France PARIS (AP) — For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in a street in a Paris suburb. The suspected attacker was shot and killed by police. French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” and urged the nation to stand united against extremism. The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad with his class, authorities said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Demonstrations have been called across France on Sunday to support freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded at a school near Paris after The gatherings come as French authorities say they have detained an 11 th person following the atrocity, including

A teacher beheaded on a street near Paris on Friday afternoon has been named as Samuel Paty by French Education MinisterJean-Michel Blanquer. French anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard told reporters the suspect, who had been granted a 10-year residency in France as a refugee

PARIS (Reuters) - An 11th person was detained on Sunday, police said, as authorities investigated the murder of Samuel Paty, a history teacher who was beheaded by a suspected Islamist in an attack that stunned the country.

a group of people in front of a crowd: FILE PHOTO: People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine © Reuters/CHARLES PLATIAU FILE PHOTO: People gather in front of the Bois d'Aulne college after the attack in the Paris suburb of Conflans St Honorine

Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, whose offices were attacked in a mass killing five years ago, was among groups organising a tribute to Paty in Paris in the afternoon.

The 47-year-old teacher was killed on Friday outside his school in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old attacker. The assailant, who was born in Russia of Chechen origin, was shot dead by police soon after the attack.

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.

Residents of the French suburb where history teacher Samuel Paty was brutally slain and beheaded on Friday have been shocked by the incident, with some even saying they are afraid to allow their children back to school. “Our children are not safe, we don’t know what to do.

A teacher has been beheaded in a north-western suburb of Paris, with the attacker shot dead by police. The victim is said to have shown controversial cartoons of the Prophet A man wielding a large knife attacked the teacher in a street in an area called Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, cutting off his head.

Earlier this month, the teacher had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression, angering a number of Muslim parents. Muslims believe that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous.

The government has portrayed the killing as an attack on the heart of French values.

Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and politicians from across the spectrum were due to attend Sunday's commemoration in central Paris. A national tribute will be organised for Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron's office said.

a man wearing a suit and tie: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wears a face mask during a press conference in Paris © Reuters/POOL French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire wears a face mask during a press conference in Paris

Prime Minister Jean Castex said the government was working on a strategy to better protect teachers from threats. Paty had been the target of an angry campaign on social media before the attack.

More police operations under way over killing of French teacher: minister

  More police operations under way over killing of French teacher: minister More police operations under way over killing of French teacher: ministerFrench history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the northern Paris suburbs, by an 18-year-old man who was subsequently shot dead by police.

The suspect allegedly beheaded 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty at about 5 p.m. in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. Officers were called to the area after reports of a suspicious man loitering near the victim's school. They found the dead victim and saw the alleged perpetrator nearby.

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. Visiting the scene on Friday night, French

"I want teachers to know that, after this ignoble act, the whole country is behind them," Castex told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview.

"This tragedy affects each and every one of us because, through this teacher, it is the Republic that was attacked."

There were no details of the 11th person to be detained in connection with the killing.

Four close relatives of the attacker were detained soon after the attack. Five more were later detained, including the father of a pupil at Paty's school and an acquaintance of the pupil's father known to the intelligence services, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday.

A 10th person was placed in custody later on Saturday.

Macron was due to hold a security meeting with key ministers later on Sunday, his office said.

On Saturday, hundreds of people, including pupils and their parents, teachers and local residents came to express their grief and solidarity in front of the school where Paty worked, the College du Bois d'Aulnein in the suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

(Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Frances Kerry)

France pulled its ambassador from Turkey, and Arab states are boycotting French products, after Macron said he wanted to regulate Islam .
President Macron is introducing a new law in December that would give France powers to monitor and regulate mosques and Muslim communities.Samuel Paty, 47, was decapitated in northwestern Paris on October 16 after showing his class inflammatory cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad. His killer, who has been identified as Chechen refugee Abdoulakh Anzorov, was shot dead by police at the scene. On Wednesday, French prosecutors charged seven people with participating in a terror attack.

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