Residents of the French suburb the place historical past instructor 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 kids are usually not secure, we don’t know what to do. We received’t permit them to high school anymore,” a dad or mum of a kid attending the varsity the place the murdered instructor labored says, in a video printed by RT’s video company Ruptly.
One other dad or mum, whose youngster is learning in the identical class the place the instructor confirmed cartoons deemed offensive by some, gave his account of the varsity incident that’s believed to have motivated the assassin.
“All of it started when he [Paty] requested Muslim children to lift their fingers and depart classroom. My son stated, he’d carried out that to not discriminate or offend anyone,” the dad or mum stated.
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 wish to shock you.”
Some mother and father rushed to the scene of the homicide proper after listening to the information, afraid that the attacker might 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 have been very afraid,” one other dad or mum stated.
Paty, a 47-year-old historical past instructor, 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 line with posts on a now-deleted Twitter account allegedly owned by the perpetrator, the assault was carried out in retaliation for the instructor’s ‘insults’ to the Prophet Mohammed and Islam.
Previous to the homicide, the instructor had apparently been doxxed on-line, together with his non-public 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 tackle on-line, during which he known as upon fellow believers to report Paty to the authorities to have him fired. The grievance was additional amplified by a neighborhood mosque, which shared the video with its sixty thousand followers on Fb.
9 individuals 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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