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

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