Prophet Mohammad

  • Nice residents mourn church attack dead as official warns of more militant attacks
    PARIS/NICE, France, October 30 (Reuters): France's interior minister said on Friday more militant attacks on its soil were likely and the country was engaged in a war against Islamist ideology following the second deadly knife attack in its cities in two weeks. Minister Gerald Damarnin was speaking a day after an assailant shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in Nice. The man was shot by police and i
  • Turkey to take legal, diplomatic steps against French caricature of Erdogan
    ISTANBUL, October 28 (Reuters): Turkey said on Wednesday it will take legal and diplomatic steps in response to a caricature of President Tayyip Erdogan in the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which officials called a "disgusting effort" to "spread its cultural racism and hatred". Turkish anger at the caricature added fuel to a row between Turkey and France about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, which flared after a teacher who had shown pupils the ca
  • Thousands rally in Bangladesh to protest Macron comments in cartoon row
    DHAKA, October 27 (Reuters): Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The dispute has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on Oct. 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded Samuel Paty, a teacher who had shown pupils the cartoons in a civics lesson on freedom of speech. France has allowed displays of the cartoo
  • Teenage killer paid students to identify French teacher before beheading
    PARIS, October 21 (Reuters): The Chechen teenager who beheaded a French teacher for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class had paid students to identify him in front of the school, France's anti-terrorism prosecutor said on Wednesday. Jean-Francois Ricard told a news conference the killer knew the teacher's name and location of his school after a parent launched a campaign against Samuel Paty on social media, but had no way of identifying him at the school
  • French police conduct raids in crackdown after teacher beheading
    PARIS, October 19 (Reuters): French police on Monday raided Islamic associations and foreigners suspected of extremist religious beliefs, police sources said, three days after a suspected Islamist beheaded a school teacher. History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was murdered on Friday in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. Police shot the attacker dead. The teenage assassin sought to avenge his victim's use of c
  • France's Le Maire says to propose more controls on some Islamist groups
    PARIS, October 18 (Reuters): French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday he would propose reinforcing controls on the financial flows of some Islamist associations, after the beheading of a teacher by a suspected Islamist attacker. "There is a problem of financing a number of Islamist associations on which I think we can and must do better," he told France 3 Television. He cited cryptocurrencies as an example were controls could be improved, saying they c
  • Teacher knifed to death in France after showing class cartoons of Prophet Mohammad
    PARIS, October 17 (Reuters): A middle school history teacher in France was knifed to death near the school where earlier this month he had shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, considered blasphemous by Muslims, French officials said on Friday. The attacker was shot dead by a police patrol a few streets away from the scene of the attack late on Friday afternoon, in a residential suburb north-west of Paris. "One of our fellow citizens was assassinated today
  • Paris knife attack suspect wanted to avenge Prophet cartoons - video
    PARIS/ISLAMABAD, September 28 (Reuters): French police are studying a video in which the man suspected of attacking people with a meat cleaver on Friday says he will commit an act of "resistance" after the republication of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad in a satirical magazine. The suspect, who is from Pakistan, was arrested soon after two people were wounded in front of the old offices of the Charlie Hebdo magazine. Officials said his clothes were spattered in