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Paris attack: Gunman ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’ BEHEADS Teacher

A teenager [Media’s dictionary – teenager an 18-year-old who commits a heinous crime; adult an 18-year-old sent off to war] has beheaded a teacher in northern Paris for showing pictures of Prophet Mohammed in class The attack occurred in Conflans-Saint-Honorine, 25 miles from the city centre, before a police …

Teacher who was beheaded by Islamist terrorist for showing his class Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of Mohammed – after one Muslim pupil complained to her parents and sparked community outrage

  • French teacher beheaded by suspected Islamist terrorist for showing Prophet Mohammed has been named
  • Samuel Paty, 47, had received threats before he was stabbed and beheaded by Chechen gunman Aboulakh A
  • Muslim parents took offence at Mr Paty’s decision to show his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed

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Yesterday’s terror attack came as [French President] Emmanuel Macron works on a bill to address Islamic radicals, who authorities claim are creating a parallel society outside French values. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe with up to five million members, and Islam is the country’s second religion.  

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‘[The attacker] is believed to be from a Chechen background,’ said an investigating source, referring to the Russian Federation republic.

Thousands of battle-hardened Chechen refugees, including many devout Muslims, entered France in the early 2000s following two bloody wars against Russia. Around 30,000 Chechens in total escaped to France, many of them resettling in the suburbs of major cities such as Paris. 

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 Paris-born brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi murdered 12 people in the Charlie Hebdo offices using Kalashnikovs, before escaping in a stolen car, and later being killed by police.

A third terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, gunned down four shoppers in a kosher supermarket and a policewoman during three days of carnage before he too was killed.

Charlie Hebdo now produces its magazine from a top secret location, and in September re-published the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed which had provoked outrage in the Muslim world. 

There have been a series of bomb, gun and knife attacks carried out by Islamic State and al-Qaeda operatives in France, dating back to early 2015

The deadliest single terrorist attack ever in the country came in November 2015 when 130 people were killed in Paris. Suicide bombers pledging allegiance to ISIS targeted the Stade de France, cafes, restaurants and the Bataclan music venue, where 90 died.

Earlier in the year, two Paris-born gunmen linked to Al-Qaeda broke into the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine, leaving 17 people dead inside and three outside.

In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a 19-tonne truck was deliberately driven into crowds on the seafront promenade at Nice, in the South of France.

The terrorist turned out to be a Tunisian immigrant who was shot dead by police. During the same month, two Isis terrorists murdered an 86-year-old Catholic priest during a church service in Normandy.

There have been frequent knife attacks on the forces of law and order, leading to the deaths of serving police.

In October last year, a radicalised computer operative working at the Paris Prefecture in central Paris stabbed four of his colleagues to death. The attacker – who was also shot dead – turned out to be a Muslim convert who kept extremist Al-Qaeda and Islamic State literature and images on his computer. 

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Terror Attacks in France: A Culture of Denial

by Alain Destexhe
October 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

These are typical examples of what some call “la démission des élites” (the abdication of the elites): refusing to act on a situation of which they are perfectly aware but afraid to mention because of the dominant ideology of political correctness.

In the meantime, France’s police officers are increasingly unmotivated and demoralized. Since the start of the year, more than 50 police officers have committed suicide. They face increasingly difficult working conditions, in particular, rioters in the suburbs of cities like Paris, Marseille, Lille or Lyon — suburbs that are progressively escaping the control of the French authorities.

Attack after attack, the ritual is the same. There are flowers, tributes and words for the victims, political leaders affirm their resolve to act to protect the people. But after a few days, the news cycle ends and things go back to normal — until the next terrorist attack.

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 03: Police block the bridge near Paris Police headquarters after four officers were killed in a knife attack on October 3, 2019 in Paris, France. A civilian police worker wielding a knife stabbed and killed four officers at the police headquarters before being shot dead. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

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