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 Islam: Teacher decapitated in France

18.10.20.  A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack”. The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said. France has seen a wave of Islamist violence since the 2015 terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in the capital. French anti-terror prosecutors said they were treating the assault as “a murder linked to a terrorist organisation”.

Source: The Hindu

History teacher decapitated in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack”.
The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said.
France has seen a wave of Islamist violence since the 2015 terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in the capital.
French anti-terror prosecutors said they were treating the assault as “a murder linked to a terrorist organisation”.
The attack happened on the outskirts of Paris at around 5:00 p.m. (1500 GMT) near the middle school where the teacher worked in Conflans Saint-Honorine, a northwestern suburb around 30 kilometres from the centre of the French capital.
The killing bore the hallmarks of “an Islamist terrorist attack”, Mr. Macron said as he visited the scene.
Visibly moved, the President said that “the entire nation” stood ready to defend teachers and that “obscurantism will not win”.
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Four people, including a minor, have been arrested, a judicial source told AFP early Saturday. All were related to the assailant, the source added.
‘Super nice, super friendly’
The victim was a history teacher who recently showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as part of a class discussion on freedom of expression, police said.
A parent of a pupil at the school said the teacher might have stirred “controversy” by asking Muslim pupils to leave the room before showing the cartoons.
“According to my son, he was super nice, super friendly, super kind,” the parent, Nordine Chaouadi, told AFPTV.
The teacher “simply said to the Muslim children: ‘Leave, I don’t want it to hurt your feelings.’ That’s what my son told me,” the parent said.
According to a judicial source, an identity card found on the assailant indicated he was born in Moscow in 2002, although investigators were waiting for formal identification.
Police said they were investigating a tweet posted from an account that showed a picture of the teacher’s head, and which has since been shut down.
It was unclear whether the message, which contained a threat against Mr. Macron — described as “the leader of the infidels” — had been posted by the attacker, they said.
‘Nothing ever happens here’
Residents in the usually calm neighbourhood said they were shocked while pupils from the school, some accompanied by their parents, gathered in the street checking their phones for updates.
“Nothing ever happens here,” said Mohand Amara, who lives nearby, as he walked his dog not far from the school.
“It makes me sad — decapitated, that’s shocking,” said 15-year-old Virginie, who used to be the murdered teacher’s student and said she had “good memories” of him.
Police had arrived at the scene after receiving a call about a suspicious individual loitering near the school, a police source said.
They discovered the dead man and soon spotted the suspect, armed with a blade, who threatened them as they tried to arrest him.
They opened fire and injured him severely. The man later died of his injuries, a judicial source said.
‘Abominable’
The scene was cordoned off and a bomb disposal unit dispatched because of the suspected presence of an explosive vest, a police source said.
France’s parliament suspended Friday’s debate after news of the decapitation, with session president Hugues Renson, visibly moved, calling the attack “abominable”.
MPs stood as Mr. Renson said that “in the name of all of us, I want to honour the memory of the victim.”
Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer tweeted: “The Republic is under attack.”
The killing comes as security forces have been on high alert during the ongoing trial of suspected accomplices of the attackers in the January 2015 terror attacks in Paris, which also saw a policeperson gunned down in the street.
It also comes just days after a follower of the Islamic State militant group who attacked a police officer with a hammer outside the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris was sentenced to 28 years in jail.
And last month, charges were brought against a 25-year old Pakistani man after he wounded two people with a meat cleaver to avenge the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed by Charlie Hebdo, which purportedly prompted the 2015 killings.
Seventeen people were killed in the three-day spree that heralded a wave of Islamist violence in France that has so far claimed more than 250 lives.

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  • Cliff 18/10/2020, 6:06 am

    The French have left it WAY too late to deal with their current situation with any hope of winning. The only way they could prevail against the Islamist presence now deeply established within France would be by adopting the same tactics Charles Martel did, and I can’t see Macron Or any of the current crop of French politicians doing that.

    It’s over, Red Rover. Get out your prayer mats and set Fridays aside for your weekly day off.

    • Penguinite 18/10/2020, 7:19 am

      Agree, Cliff! Europe and The UK are stuffed. Appeasement never works! Don’t think that Australia is immune!

    • Neville 18/10/2020, 1:02 pm

      France’s proportion of mohammadens as part of the overall population is very near that level where the ‘invaded’ countries never recovers, and mohammadenism becomes permanent.

  • luk1955 18/10/2020, 7:20 am

    France will go the way of Lebanon. Lebanon in the 1950s was a predominantly Christian country. The Christians stopped reproducing while the jihadis multiplied like festering sores. And look at Lebanon today. The country can’t even organise proper rubbish collection and disposal. Nothing works in Lebanon except ammonium nitrate explosions.

  • Ian A 18/10/2020, 7:51 am

    The ABC is reporting the incident in scare quotes, i.e. “Islamist terrorist attack”, I suppose because for the woke, this is a contestable statement.

    Wokism is the vile 5th column ideology that provides support and cover for Allah’s reign of terror.

  • John 18/10/2020, 8:20 am

    You reap what you sow and Macron remarks ” it has the appearance of an islamist terror attack”. He/she is on the ball is Emmy. There will be the usual hand wringing, excuses from moslem groups, apologies to moslems from left wing groups for so offending them. The abc, sbs, 9, bbc , guardian, age will shout “look over there” and renew the impending climate disaster fight.
    Heavens, Jacinda might even feel obliged to put her face covering on ( for gods sake, please do, preferably backwards) again to show solidarity with that offended offal.
    The thought though of getting my prayer mat out though Cliff and staring up some moslem arse bobbing up and down …….
    And every day more and more come into the country, every day their voting percentages are becoming more significant, every day schools/uni`s apologise, promote them and vilify the West and Christianity. I don`t think Australia is so very far behind Lebanon, France or the UK.

    • Pensioner Pete 18/10/2020, 8:33 am

      John: Quote: “And every day more and more come into the country, every day their voting percentages are becoming more significant, every day schools/uni`s apologise, promote them and vilify the West and Christianity. I don`t think Australia is so very far behind Lebanon, France or the UK.”

      When one takes a look at the incoming flights, happening every day before and since the ScoMo border closure and even this morning, the number of flights incoming from Arabic states and from China, all and every one, taxi to the passenger terminal to discharge more and more of those who would do us harm. Borders closed? Bullshit in spades.

    • Ian A 18/10/2020, 3:13 pm

      John: Yes the amount of kowtowing to these muslim filth is extraordinary.

  • Greg 18/10/2020, 9:34 am

    It’s not too late. But the entire Western world now needs to come together and tell Islam to accept that Western values lead the world and Islam needs to reform and to try to get itself into the twenty-first century. Otherwise Islam will fall apart and create a terrible destruction in the process.

    • LadyMoonlight 18/10/2020, 10:05 am

      Islam CANNOT be reformed. According to Mohammad and Muslims, no one can change the direct word of god, at all, ever.

      • Neville 18/10/2020, 1:06 pm

        Correct. And the same fundamental “holy” texts really DO require all mohammadens to kill all “kaffir”, under penalty of being themselves killed by other mohammadens.

      • Greg 18/10/2020, 9:26 pm

        Agreed, Lady M. But to survive, it MUST reform. Doing it though is going to be hell for many people.

  • Greg 18/10/2020, 9:35 am

    It’s not too late. But the French and the entire Western world now need to come together and tell Islam to accept that Western values lead the world and Islam needs to reform and to try to get itself into the twenty-first century. Otherwise Islam will fall apart and create a terrible destruction in the process.

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