The mujahid decapitator of Paris has now been identified as an 18-year-old Russian Chechen named Abdoullakh A., and his schoolteacher victim as Samuel Paty. Both of them are dead — why is it that we only get an initial for the killer’s surname, but are given the full name of his victim?
I noticed in the photo accompanying the article that the Parisian Eloi have heaped up the usual saccharine “memorial” materiel outside the school where Mr. Paty taught. Savvy investors who bought teddy bear futures or stock in candle companies must be making a killing — so to speak.
Live: Teacher decapitated: A national tribute to Samuel Paty will be held Wednesday
Here is a late recap of the events that followed the murder Friday evening of Samuel Paty, a teacher decapitated because he had shown a cartoon of Mohammed to his pupils.
The assailant, killed by the police after the attack, has been identified as Abdoullakh A., a Russian-Chechen, 18 years of age, who was born in Moscow and came to France as a refugee with his family, stated the national anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard to the press. The killer was known for past common law offenses, but not by the intelligence services for radicalization. On 4 March 2020 he obtained a residence permit valid until March 2030. He had refugee status, and resided at Evreux in Normandy.
Ten people were in custody Saturday, including the parents, grandfather, and younger brother of the assailant, detained at Evreux (Eure). Also in custody is the father of the pupil who called for action against the teacher. He was placed in custody at Chanteloup-les-Vignes. The man who accompanied him to the college to complain about the teacher, and who interviewed the daughter of this parent of a pupil in a video, the militant Islamist, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, active in France since the middle of the years 2000, as well as his companion, were also arrested.
About 1,000 persons gathered Saturday afternoon in front of the college of Bois d’Aulne a Conflans-Saint-Honorine (Yvelines). Samuel Paty, age 47 and the father of a family, was a teacher of history-geography in this establishment. The teacher, known for his investment in his pupils, was “very well-thought of,” stated Armelle, whose 13-year-old son attends the college. In the morning, white roses were placed at the entrance to the college in this residential quarter, where pupils and parents are in a state of shock.
Large demonstrations of support are expected Sunday across the country. Representatives of the principal political parties, associations, and unions will demonstrate Sunday at 3pm in Paris, at the emblematic Square of the Republic, and in numerous other cities. A national tribute will be held Wednesday to this teacher of history and geography, the Élysée announced. And a defense meeting, presided over by Emmanuel Macron, is expected to take place Sunday. “Other expressions and announcements are planned after the meetings,” according to the executive.