The sufferer was a trainer at a secondary college within the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine space, in accordance with the French National Anti-Terror Prosecutor’s workplace. The Moscow-born alleged attacker was shot useless by police on Friday afternoon in Éragny, the identical space the place the sufferer’s physique was discovered. Nine people have been taken in for questioning in relation to the assault, together with the suspect’s dad and mom, grandfather and brother, the judicial supply added.
French President Emmanuel Macron stated the trainer was a “victim of an Islamist attack.” Speaking on the scene of the assault, Macron stated the educator was “killed because he was teaching students freedom of speech, the freedom to believe and not believe.”
Nordine Chaouadi, a mother or father of one of the pupils on the college, instructed Agence France-Presse that the trainer had taken the Muslim youngsters out of the category earlier than displaying the caricatures. “My son told me that it was just to preserve them, it was out of pure kindness, because he had to show a caricature of the prophet of Islam and simply said to the Muslim children: ‘Go out, I don’t want it to hurt your feelings,’ that’s what my son told me,” he stated.
Police have supplied few different particulars in regards to the attacker, the sufferer or the incident. The anti-terror prosecutor’s workplace, which has taken over the investigation of the assault, has not spoken publicly a couple of motive.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmamin stated on Twitter that he was “keeping himself directly informed” of the scenario “from the crisis room (he) had opened, in liaison with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.”
Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer described the assault as a “despicable assassination of one of its servants, a teacher,” and stated his ideas had been with the household of the sufferer.
Friday’s assault comes as a trial continues referring to a collection of January 2015 terrorist assaults which started with a bloodbath on the Charlie Hebdo workplaces following the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.