The Consequences of “Allahu Akhbar” in France

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

Tribute to Samuel Paty: The father of the student who cried, “Allahu Akhbar,” sentenced

January 21, 2022

Not tolerating the punishment of his son, the man had threatened to burn down the school.

A father who had threatened to burn down his son’s school after he (the son) had been punished for shouting, “Allahu Akhbar” during a tribute to Samuel Paty, was sentenced Thursday, 20 January, to six months in prison, suspended, the national prosecutor of Valence, Alex Perrin, told Le Figaro, confirming information from France Bleu. The man had been accused of death threats against public service personnel and “damage to public property.”

The punishment is also accompanied by two years probation, a ban on appearing at the school, as well as treatment and work requirements, the prosecutor told us. The father of the adolescent had also insulted and threatened to burn the cars of three members of school personnel. In addition, he is also obliged to pay them €700.

While the son of the defendant immediately apologized after receiving a warning for shouting “Allahu Akhbar”, his father supported the young boy. At the court, he explained that he had acted out of anger, and he insisted that “his words had surpassed his thinking,” France Bleu reported, quoting the defendant.