A History teacher ‘beheaded’ by an Islamist terrorist in Paris has been named.
47-year-old teacher Samuel Paty was murdered after showing a cartoon of a nude Prophet Mohammed in his freedom of expression class. As reported in The Mirror, a colleague at the Bois-d’Aulne college said that Mr Paty was “concerned for his safety” after several parents expressed anger about the cartoon.
Mr Paty’s colleague said:
“Samuel had angered parents by showing a picture of a nude Prophet Mohammed to kids in his freedom of expression class, and there had been threats against him.”
Paty’s killer has been named as Aboulakh A, 18, a Russian of Chechen origin. Aboulakh A reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ – ‘God is the greatest’ – before posting a picture of the tragic teacher’s decapitated head online.
Nine other people have been arrested in connection with the murder, including the father of a pupil at the Bois-d’Aulne college. The man posted a video on YouTube calling Mr Paty “a thug” shortly before the attack.
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