FRANCE: Islamist terrorist attack, teacher beheaded in Paris after showing cartoons of prophet Muhammad

@theEUpost (October 18, 2020) – A teacher who had shown his class controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was beheaded near a school in a Parisian suburb on Friday afternoon.

Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old history teacher, had shown his pupil’s caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo as part of an obligatory “moral and civil education” course.

President Emmanuel Macron has called the incident an “Islamist terrorist attack.”

The knifeman was an 18-year-old Moscow-born man who, according to witnesses, shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he attacked Paty with a large kitchen knife, later posting pictures of the killing on social media.

France has offered asylum to many Chechens since the Russian military waged war against Islamist separatists in Chechnya in the 1990s and early 2000s, and there are Chechen communities scattered around France.

The Chechen refugee was initially refused asylum by Poland.