Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The dispute has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on October 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded… Read More Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row

France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

France warned its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the head of Russia’s Chechnya region said Paris was pushing people towards terrorism. In Bangladesh, thousands of protesters marched through the capital, with some stamping on a poster of French… Read More France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

France to confer nation’s highest honour on beheaded teacher Samuel Paty

Samuel Paty, the 47-year old history teacher beheaded by a suspected Islamist last week, will posthumously get France’s highest award, the “Legion d’Honneur”, education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer told BFM TV on Tuesday. Paty was murdered on Friday in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. Police… Read More France to confer nation’s highest honour on beheaded teacher Samuel Paty

French police raid suspected extremist associations, individuals following beheading incident

French police on Monday raided Islamic associations and foreigners suspected of extremist religious beliefs, police sources said, three days after a suspected Islamist beheaded a school teacher. History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was murdered on Friday in broad daylight outside his school in a middle-class Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. Police shot… Read More French police raid suspected extremist associations, individuals following beheading incident

France set to expel 231 foreigners for extremism following beheading incident

France is preparing to expel 231 foreigners on a government watch list for suspected extremist religious beliefs, a police union source said on Sunday, two days after a Russian-born Islamist beheaded a teacher. The information was initially reported by Europe 1. France defines extremists as “people who, engaged in a process of radicalisation, are likely… Read More France set to expel 231 foreigners for extremism following beheading incident

French police fatally shoot teenage assailant following beheading of teacher in Paris

The teenager who beheaded a teacher outside the school in a Paris suburb where he taught had approached pupils in the street and asked them to point out his victim, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said on Saturday. Police shot dead the 18-year-old attacker, who was born in Russia, minutes after he murdered 47-year-old history teacher… Read More French police fatally shoot teenage assailant following beheading of teacher in Paris