“Paty had shown a class of teenage pupils a caricature from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo during a moral and civic education class discussion about freedom of speech, sparking a furious response from a number of parents”

THE GUARDIAN
Teacher decapitated in Paris named as Samuel Paty, 47
by Kim Willsher
October 17, 2020

A history teacher was decapitated outside his secondary school in a Paris suburb on Friday after he showed a caricature of the prophet Muhammad to his pupils has been named. Samuel Paty, 47, who taught history and geography at the school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north-west of the French capital, was attacked on Friday evening by an 18-year-old man who was shot dead by police shortly afterwards. The anti-terror prosecutor has opened an investigation into “assassination linked to a terrorist organisation and association with terrorist criminals”. Nine people were being questioned by police on Saturday, among them members of the attacker’s family, including his grandfather and 17-year-old brother. READ MORE

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