We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

Beheaded French teacher was threatened online for showing Mohammed cartoons

21 15 1

AFP — A history teacher beheaded in a Paris suburb on Friday had been the target of online threats for having shown pupils cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed in class, France’s anti-terror prosecutor said on Saturday.

The father of a schoolgirl had sought 47-year-old teacher Samuel Paty’s dismissal and launched an online call for “mobilization” against him after the lesson on freedom of expression, Jean-François Ricard said in a televised news conference.

Paty was decapitated outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of the capital, and the killer was fatally wounded by police.

Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up

Ricard identified the attacker as Abdullakh A., an 18-year-old Chechen with refugee status in France.

Nine people, including the schoolgirl’s father, have been arrested. Anti-terrorism state prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard, wearing a face mask, speaks during a press conference in Paris on October 17, 2020, one day after a teacher was decapitated by an attacker in an alleged Islamist terror attack in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 30kms northwest of Paris. (ABDULMONAM EASSA / AFP)

Ricard said the school received threats after the class in early October, which featured the controversial caricatures — one of the prophet naked — with the girl’s father accusing Paty of disseminating........

© The Times of Israel

Get it on Google Play