Samuel Paty Wiki – Samuel Paty Biography
Samuel Paty is the French teacher who was beheaded in a gruesome terrorist attack, according to Reuters, which cited French media.
According to FL24.net, a French-language site, the French president Emmanuel Macron called the beheading an “Islamist terrorist attack.” The suspect was 18 years old and a Chechen. Police shot him dead after he cut off the teacher’s head, the site reports. Paty had shown students cartoons of Muhammad published in Charlie Hebdo as part of a lesson on freedom of expression. In 2015, attackers upset by the cartoons shot 12 people to death in and near Charlie Hebdo magazine offices.
He was 47 years old.
Samuel Paty Beheaded in Terror Attack
The 18-year-old reportedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before attacking the teacher with a knife in a Paris suburb in broad daylight on Friday afternoon.
His victim was a 47-year-old middle school history teacher named Samuel P, who had enraged parents by displaying cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to pupils in a lesson on freedom of expression.
The suspect, whose identity has not been officially established, was shot by French officers as they tried to arrest him. He later died of his injuries, police said.
Four people, including a minor, have been arrested in connection with the incident, a judicial source told AFP early on Saturday. All were related to the assailant, the source added.
A video taken by a local resident shows the police arriving to attempt the arrest, ultimately leading to the shooting of the alleged assailant.
According to FL24.net, Paty was 47 and taught history and geography. CNN reported that Paty was a teacher “at a secondary school in the region of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.” He showed the cartoons as part of a “moral and civil education” course to children aged 12 to 14, The Guardian reported.
According to the AP, Paty drew the ire of some when he “discussed caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class.”
The AP reported that the suspect was killed only a few yards from where he slew the teacher. The Moscow-born suspect was armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, according to Associated Press, which reported that the teacher brought up the cartoons “for a debate,” which led a parent of a student to file a complaint against him. The suspect was not named.
The suspect used a kitchen knife, The Guardian reported. Four people related to the attacker are under arrest, Daily Mail report
Suspect Share Photos of the Beheading On Social Media
The suspect wasn’t known to France’s intelligence services but had a petty criminal record, The Guardian reported. According to the British news site, he shared gruesome photos of the attack on social media. Daily Mail reports that about 30,000 Chechens ended up refugees in France after battling with Russia.
The site also reported that the suspect shared a photo of the victim’s decapitated head on Twitter along with calling the French president “the leader of the Infidels” who “dared to belittle Mohammed.” Valeurs reported that it was a video that contained the saying, “I executed one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Muhammad.” The Twitter page was suspended; the site says it was @Tchetchene_270.
The body was discovered outside the teacher’s school, according to Guardian, which added that a parent, who was upset about the teacher’s lesson, posted a video condemning it to YouTube before the slaying. Daily Mail reports that the teacher showed the class “a Charlie Hebdo caricature of the Prophet crouching with a star drawn on his buttocks and the inscription ‘A star is born.’” According to Reuters, the video from the parent called the teacher a “thug” and was circulated in a mosque.