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World Demonstrators in France honor teacher beheaded after discussing Prophet Muhammad cartoons

18:35  18 october  2020
18:35  18 october  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Demonstrators in France on Sunday took part in gatherings in support of freedom of speech and in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing Samuel Paty, who discussed the Charlie Hebdo caricatures in class, was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old

A teacher who had shown his class highly controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was decapitated in a Parisian suburb on Friday "This evening, I am sad, for my daughter, but also for teachers in France . Can we continue to teach without being afraid of being killed?" the parent added.

PARIS — Demonstrators in France on Sunday took part in gatherings in support of freedom of speech and in tribute to a history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class.

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Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police.

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.

French police make arrests after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb

  French police make arrests after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb UPDATE 2-French police make arrests after teacher beheaded in Paris suburbPolice shot the attacker dead minutes after he murdered 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty on Friday. The killing shocked the country and carried echoes of an attack five years ago on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in France has seen a wave of Islamist violence since the 2015 terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in the capital.

Teacher Samuel Paty (pictured) was beheaded in Paris on Friday after he shared cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class. France 's parliament suspended Friday's debate after news of the decapitation, with session president Hugues Renson, visibly moved, calling the attack 'abominable'.

Demonstrators also gathered in major cities including Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux.

French authorities, meanwhile, say they have detained an 11th person following the killing.

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said an investigation for murder with a suspected terrorist motive was opened. At least four of those detained are family members of the attacker, who had been granted 10-year residency in France as a refugee in March, was armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, which fires plastic pellets.

His half-sister joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2014, Ricard said. He didn’t give her name, and it wasn't clear where she is now.

The prosecutor said a text claiming responsibility and a photograph of the victim were found on the suspect’s phone. He also confirmed that a Twitter account under the name Abdoulakh A belonged to the suspect. It posted a photo of the decapitated head minutes after the attack along with the message “I have executed one of the dogs from hell who dared to put Muhammad down.”

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 teacher killed in a Paris suburb reportedly showed his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad . French President Emmanuel Macron has called the beheading of a teacher in a In the National Assembly, France 's parliament, deputies stood up to honour the teacher killed on Friday

Samuel Paty was killed days after showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad . Demonstrators across France took part in protests 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 discussing caricatures of

The beheading has upset moderate French Muslims. A group of imams in the Lyon region are holding a special meeting Sunday to discuss together what the group called "the appalling assassination of our compatriot by a terrorist who in the name of an uncertain faith committed the irreparable."

The attack has provoked global condemnation. U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the killing Saturday night from a political rally in Janesville, Wisconsin.

“On behalf of the United States, I’d like to extend my really sincere condolences to a friend of mine, President (Emmanuel) Macron of France, where they just yesterday had a vicious, vicious Islamic terrorist attack — beheading an innocent teacher near Paris," he said. “France is having a hard time and Macron’s a great guy.”

France faces boycott backlash after Macron defends freedom to print Mohammed cartoons .
French President Emmanuel Macron is facing backlash in some Muslim countries in response to remarks he made in support of free speech after a teacher was beheaded by an Islamist. © Provided by Washington Examiner Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been the most prominent leader to call for a boycott on French products, which he did on Monday. The row began after Macron defended the right of his citizens to publish depictions of the Prophet Mohammed, an act that is forbidden in Islam.

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