By Sarah Keane • 17 October 2020 • 11:19
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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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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