French teacher targeted in terror attack outside his school near Paris

French teacher targeted in terror attack outside his school near Paris

- A French history teacher has become the target of what the French government is calling an "Islamist terrorist attack"

- The incident took place outside the teacher's school in a suburb 30 kilometres from Paris city centre

- The teacher had shown his class cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a discussion about freedom of expression

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A French teacher became the target of what the French government is calling an "Islamist terrorist attack".

The teacher had recently shown cartoons of the prophet Mohammed to his students was attacked and brutally murdered outside his school on Friday.

The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") when the authorities confronted him. His identity has not been established but what is known that the police were forced to open fire on him and he later died of his injuries according to ENCA.

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The incident took place at 5 pm in Conflans Saint-Honorine, a suburb 30 kilometres from Paris city centre.

President Emmanuel Macron said that the attack bore all the hallmarks of a terror attack. He added that the nation stood behind and was prepared to defend its teachers.

The victim taught history and had shown his class pictures of the prophet Mohammed in a discussion about freedom of expression.

French President Emmanuel Macron has called the incident a terror attack. Photo credit: Facebook/Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has called the incident an "Islamist terrorist attack". Photo credit: Facebook/Emmanuel Macron
Source: Facebook

A parent reported that the controversy may have been created when he asked Muslim children to leave the class to avoid hurting their feelings according to the parent's son.

Earlier, Briedly.co.za reported that the Freedom Front Plus has accused the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of bias in the case against the white farmer who was arrested and charged with contravening the Terrorism Act and attempted murder.

The Freedom Front has asked what the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were not charged with terrorism during their recent protests against Clicks.

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The FF+ has said that the fact that charges of terrorism, attempted murder, incitement to violence and public violence were laid against the farmer is evidence that the NPA has double standards.

In other news, the statue of Nelson Mandela in Parliament Square, London has been boarded up along with a number of other monuments of historical figures that have been targeted by protesters.

A wave of protests have been seen around the world and it began after the recorded killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protest in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter began in the United States and quickly spread across the world.

A number of countries have since seen the targeting of statues of historical figures that espoused racist and other discriminatory sentiments.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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