Residents of the French suburb the place historical past trainer Samuel Paty was brutally slain and beheaded on Friday have been shocked by the incident, with some even saying they’re afraid to permit their youngsters again to high school.
“Our youngsters should not secure, we don’t know what to do. We received’t enable them to high school anymore,” a mum or dad of a kid attending the varsity the place the murdered trainer labored says, in a video printed by RT’s video company Ruptly.
One other mum or dad, whose baby is learning in the identical class the place the trainer confirmed cartoons deemed offensive by some, gave his account of the varsity incident that’s believed to have motivated the assassin.
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“All of it started when he [Paty] requested Muslim children to lift their arms and go away classroom. My son mentioned, he’d achieved that to not discriminate or offend anyone,” the mum or dad mentioned.
He defined it like this: “I ask you to go away as a result of I’ll be displaying a caricature of the Prophet of Islam and don’t need to shock you.”
Some mother and father rushed to the scene of the homicide proper after listening to the information, afraid that the attacker could have focused youngsters too.
“An acquaintance known as me instantly after he noticed the physique on the street and the top beside it. We rushed to the scene. My son was not residence on the time, we panicked, we had been very afraid,” one other mum or dad mentioned.
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Paty, a 47-year-old historical past trainer, was killed on Friday by a 18-year-old man, recognized as an ethnic Chechen born in Moscow however dwelling in France as a refugee, ever since his household emigrated there within the 2000s. The attacker was killed by the police after a short chase. In response to posts on a now-deleted Twitter account allegedly owned by the perpetrator, the assault was carried out in retaliation for the trainer’s ‘insults’ to the Prophet Mohammed and Islam.
Previous to the homicide, the trainer had apparently been doxxed on-line, along with his personal particulars leaked in social media posts that described the displaying of the offensive imagery – presumably a few of what was printed by the infamous Charlie Hebdo journal. Whereas this was not the primary time Paty had proven Charlie Hebdo cartoons at school, the newest demonstration triggered protests from some Muslim mother and father. Final week, a father of a Muslim lady who’d refused to go away the classroom and noticed the cartoons, posted a video deal with on-line, through which he known as upon fellow believers to report Paty to the authorities to have him fired. The grievance was additional amplified by an area mosque, which shared the video with its sixty thousand followers on Fb.
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9 folks have been arrested as far as a part of the anti-terrorist investigation, although it’s not but clear if the attacker had accomplices.
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