France – Assassinated teacher: Paris announces “concrete” actions

Islamist propaganda online, school safety: after the beheading of a teacher by an Islamist terrorist, France is taking action.

A protester in Bordeaux on October 18, 2018.


French President Emmanuel Macron decided on Sunday to strengthen the security of schools and the surveillance of radical Islamist propaganda online after the beheading on Friday of a history teacher in the Paris region by an 18-year-old Chechen Russian.

The head of state ordered swift “concrete actions” against radical Islamist propaganda online and “demanded that we move quickly to action and that no respite be given to those who organize themselves for s. “oppose the republican order”, added the presidency, after a meeting with six ministers and the anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard.

Friday afternoon, history and geography teacher Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old father, was beheaded near the college where he taught, in a quiet area of ​​Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, in the western suburbs of Paris . His assailant, Abdullakh Anzorov, an 18-year-old Russian refugee of Chechen origin, was later shot dead by police.

List of associations

The Head of State has planned to strengthen the security of schools and their environment for the start of the November 2 school year, with measures to be adopted within two weeks.

The Ministers of the Interior and of Justice, Gérald Darmanin and Éric Dupond-Moretti, presented “an action plan which will be implemented during the course of the week and will give rise to concrete actions against the structures, associations or people close to radicalized circles ”, which spread calls to hatred that could encourage attacks, the presidency said. A list of associations will be subject to “appropriate measures” after checks, pending a bill against radical Islam which should extend the grounds for dissolving associations.

Emmanuel Macron also decided to act immediately against those who supported the attack on social networks. “Since Friday Pharos (the reporting platform) has identified 80 messages that support the attacker’s action. As of tomorrow (Monday), they will give rise to procedures carried out by the police or the gendarmerie “, such as summons or house searches, according to the Elysee.


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