Samuel Paty murder

  • Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church
    NICE, France, October 29 (Reuters): A knife-wielding attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people at a church in the French city of Nice on Thursday. A defiant President Emmanuel Macron, declaring that France had been subject to an Islamist terrorist attack, said he would deploy thousands more soldiers to protect key French sites, such as places of worship and schools. Speaking from the scene, he said France had be
  • U.N. condemns 'horrific murder' of French teacher
    GENEVA, October 27 (Reuters): The U.N. human rights office on Tuesday condemned the "horrific murder" of French school teacher Samuel Paty who was beheaded this month by a suspected Islamist after he used caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet "unequivocally condemns the murder of the school teacher in France", spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told a U.N. briefing in Geneva.
  • 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
  • France bans Islamist group after killing of teacher - government spokesman
    PARIS, October 21 (Reuters): France will ban an Islamist group named after the late Sheikh Yassin as part of a crackdown on militants following the murder of a French schoolteacher last week, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Wednesday. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Oct. 16 by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin seeking to avenge his victim's use of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression. Police shot the attacker dead. "This is a