Samuel Paty was a French schoolteacher who was beheaded a year ago by an over-enthusiastic culture-enriching “youth” after he allegedly showed a copy of a Motoon in class. Regular readers of Gates of Vienna will not be surprised to learn that Muslims in France still display support and approval of the actions of the Chechen mujahid who killed Mr. Paty.
The following report gives details about the case of a father who threatened to set fire to a school in solidarity with the killer of Samuel Paty. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from France Bleu:
Threats after tribute to Samuel Paty: The father of the schoolboy will be judged in January
October 20, 2021
The father of the pupil who threatened to set fire to Jean Zay School at Valence will be judged next 20 January. He has been placed under judicial control awaiting his trial
The case begins on Friday October 15 during a tribute to Samuel Paty, the teacher murdered by a terrorist a year earlier. A pupil, aged 11, at the Jean Zay School makes a provocation during a minute of silence and cries, “Allahu Akhbar.” When he is informed of the warning against the boy, the father supports his son’s attitude and threatens the school principal on the phone. Threats he reiterates after going to the school Monday morning. He is then arrested by the police and placed in custody.
The man “minimizes the facts”
According to the national prosecutor of Valence, the man, aged 43, admitted part of the facts, notably, “that he verbally attacked school personnel,” and that he had threatened to “set the establishment on fire.” However, as Alex Perrin further writes in a press release this Wednesday, the man, “minimized them in evoking his anger at the situation. He explains that he was carried away by the action taken against his son.”
He is not on file for radicalization
Psychiatric expertise requested by the Valence prosecutor shows that the father of the family is totally responsible for his acts. He presents no psychiatric pathology, “despite an impulsive potential.” This Valence security officer is not known to the services responsible for tracking radicalization, nor is he listed as a radical. The prosecutor did not allege support for terrorism, “due to lack of remarks made in public.” The man will be prosecuted for death threats against persons charged with the mission of public service and attacks on public property.
The prosecution had asked for an immediate judgment in the appearance and placement in provisional custody. The judge of liberty and detention ruled Wednesday afternoon: The man is allowed to remain at liberty under judicial control awaiting his trial, which will take place next January 20.