Who was Samuel Paty? Teacher decapitated in Paris attack

Samuel Paty: Secular France finds itself at a crossroads after attack on  teacher - CNN
  • 29 Oct 2020, 16:53
  • Updated: 29 Oct 2020, 16:54

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

He has been identified as Samuel Paty, 47, a history and geography teacher.

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 on October 16, 2020.

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.

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

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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