French President Emmanuel Macron condemned Friday’s Islamist terrorist attack on a history teacher in the suburbs of Paris and called on the nation to stand united against extremism.
Officials said the teacher discussed the strategies of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. The suspected assailant was shot and killed by police after Friday’s beheading.
The prosecutor’s office said the French anti-terrorism prosecutor had launched an investigation into the murder with suspected terrorist intent.
Maron Krone visited the school where the teacher worked in Conf Flans-Saint-Honorin and met with staff after the murder. An Associated Press reporter saw three ambulances arrive at the scene, as well as heavily armed police in the vicinity and winged police vans in nearby streets.
“One of our compatriots was killed today because he taught … freedom of expression, freedom of belief or belief,” Macron said.
He said the attack should not divide France as these extremists wanted. “We, as citizens, must stand together,” he said.
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A suspect armed with a knife and an Airsoft gun – who fired in plastic bullets – was shot about 600 yards from where the male teacher was killed when he failed to respond to a hand-down order, a police official said. Took action. Intimidating way.
The police officer told the Associated Press that he received threats about 10 days after the police officer opened a discussion “for discussion” about the strategy. The parents of one student had lodged a complaint against the teacher, while another police officer said the suspected killer did not have a child at the school.
The identity of the suspect was not disclosed. French media reported that the suspect was an 18-year-old Chechen, born in Moscow. That information could not be immediately confirmed.
The names of the two officers could not be ascertained as they are not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Since the Russian military launched a war against Islamist separatists in Chechnya in the 1990s and early 2000s, France has offered asylum to many Chechens and the Chechen communities scattered around France.
France has seen violence involving its Chechen community in recent months, in the Dijon region, the Mediterranean city of Nice and the western city of Saint-Desire, believed to be linked to local criminal activities.
The attack comes as Moron Krone is pushing for a new law against what he calls domestic “separatism”, especially Islamic extremists accused of indoctrinating vulnerable people through homeschooling, extremist preaching and other activities.
France has the largest Muslim population of 5 million members in Western Europe, and Islam is the country’s No. 2 religion.
“We don’t see this coming,” said Remy Tel, a resident of Clans, on the CNN TV station. He described the town as peaceful.
This is the second incident related to terrorism since the ongoing trial beganIn January 2015 on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo after the publication of the strategy of the Prophet of Islam.
As soon as the trial began, the paper republished the prophet’s strategies to underestimate the right to freedom of expression. Exactly three weeks ago, a young man from Pakistan was arrestedWho sustained non-fatal injuries outside the newspaper’s former office. The 18-year-old told police he was offended by the publication of the satire.
The incident comes as Moron Crown’s government is working on a bill to address Islamist extremists who officials claim create a parallel society outside the values of the French Republic.