October 29, 2020

Who was Samuel Paty? Teacher decapitated in Paris attack

Who was Samuel Paty? Teacher decapitated in Paris attack

A TEACHER was decapitated outside a school in Paris after he had shown his students picture of Prophet Mohammed.

He has been identified as Samuel Paty, 47, a history and geography teacher – here’s the latest.

Samuel Paty was concerned for his safety before he was attacked
Samuel Paty was concerned for his safety before he was attacked

Who was Samuel Paty?

Samuel Paty, 47, previously received death threats for producing the images in a lesson on freedom of expression.

He was “assassinated” according to Emmanuel Macron.

Samuel had previously been “concerned for his safety” after receiving death threats, a colleague claimed.

Colleagues 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.”

The image was the same one published by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015.

What happened to Samuel Paty?

The attack happened in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of the French capital, at about 5pm local time yesterday.

The suspect has been named as 18-year-old Aboulakh A – a Russian national of Chechen origin.

He was shot dead by cops after severing his victim’s head with a kitchen knife in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.

Nine people – including members of the attacker’s family – have been arrested.

Why was Samuel Paty killed?

The terrorist was believed to be furious children had been shown the cartoon.

He is said to have shouted Allahu Akbar – meaning God is the greatest – as he carried out the bloody killing.

The suspect then posted a graphic image of Samuel on social media alongside a threat in French to those who “insult” the prophet, local media reports.

A picture of a body lying in the road was shared on Twitter after French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed a man had been decapitated
A picture of a body lying in the road was shared on Twitter after French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed a man had been decapitated