Chechen teen requested pupils to determine French instructor earlier than beheading him, 9 detained

{The teenager} who beheaded a instructor outdoors the college in a Paris suburb the place he taught had approached pupils on the street and requested them to level out his sufferer, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard stated on Saturday. Police shot useless the 18-year-old attacker, who was born in Russia, minutes after he murdered 47-year-old historical past instructor Samuel Paty in broad daylight in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.
{A photograph} of the instructor’s physique, accompanied by a message claiming accountability posted on Twitter, was found on the assailant’s cellphone, discovered close to his physique. Ricard stated the Twitter account belonged to the attacker. The put up was eliminated swiftly by Twitter, which stated it had suspended the account as a result of it violated the corporate’s coverage.
Ricard quoted the message as saying: “Within the title of Allah probably the most gracious, probably the most merciful, … to (President) Macron, chief of the infidels, I’ve executed considered one of your hell-hounds who dared to belittle (Prophet) Muhammad.” Earlier this month Paty had proven his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a category on freedom of expression, angering a lot of Muslim dad and mom. Muslims imagine that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous. The attacker, of Chechen origin, was not beforehand identified to the intelligence companies, Ricard instructed a information convention.
The anti-terrorism prosecutor confirmed police have been holding 9 individuals in custody in reference to the assault. The killing shocked the nation and carried echoes of an assault 5 years in the past on the workplaces of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo. PM Jean Castex stated it bore the hallmarks of Islamist terrorism. “Secularism, the spine of the French Republic, was focused on this vile act,” Castex stated.
4 kinfolk of the attacker have been detained quickly after the assault. 5 extra have been detained in a single day, together with the daddy of a pupil at Paty’s college and an acquaintance of the pupil’s father identified to the intelligence companies. Within the days after the lesson on freedom of expression, the pupil’s father recorded a number of movies wherein he branded the instructor a thug and known as for him to be fired. In a single, he urged others to “be a part of forces and say ‘cease, don’t contact our children’”. The half-sister of the pupil’s father had joined Islamic State in Syria in 2014, the prosecutor stated. It was not clear if the teenager attacker knew both of them.

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