A horrific attack took place on Saturday in France. An 18-year-old beheaded a history teacher who taught his students about freedom of expression and showed them cartoons that demean the Prophet Muhammad. The killer was killed in the area of the attack. President Macron: “Terrorists will not divide France, ignorance will not win”
Terrorism returns to the streets of France: An 18-year-old man was shot dead after brutally murdering on the outskirts of Paris, a teacher who reportedly showed his students cartoons that allegedly demeaned the Prophet Muhammad.
The horrific attack took place on Friday at 17:00, an 18-year-old young man beheaded the history teacher, 47-year-old Samuel Patti, in the Conferences Saint-Honorin, northwest of the capital Paris.
Police were called to the scene following reports of a suspicious man walking around the school, they found the victim dead and saw the killer nearby. He was then shot to death after allegedly threatening police officers.
Five suspects were arrested Friday night, raising the total number of detainees in connection with the killing to nine, including the grandparents’ parents, parents and 17-year-old brother.
According to reports in France, the 18-year-old was born in Moscow and originated in Chechnya, the Muslim Russian Republic in the North Caucasus.
French President Emmanuel Macron described the incident as an “Islamic terrorist attack” and encouraged the nation to unite. He said the victim was killed because he was a teacher and taught about freedom of expression.
Memorial candles in his memory. Photo from Catl Meyer’s Facebook.
“The whole country is behind Moria. Terrorists will not divide France, ignorance will not win,” Macron said after visiting the site.
Police told reporters that the victim recently conducted a lesson on freedom of expression in which he presented cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad – a lesson that led to complaints against the teacher.
The father of a 13-year-old student told French media that the teacher gave Muslim students the option to leave the room before showing the pictures. “The teacher was not condescending or disrespectful,” he said.
French counter-terrorism prosecutors said they were referring to the incident as a “terrorist-linked murder” and linked to a “terrorist crime”.
Interior Minister Gerald Dermanin shortened his visit to Morocco and returned to Paris. He later announced that he had set up a special center to deal with the issue.
The Russian embassy in Paris has requested information about the suspect from French authorities, the Russian news agency TASS reported.
Since last night, civilians have been flocking to the scene of the attack and lighting candles in memory of the teacher who was killed.
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