The Interior Minister announced on Monday an operation against a dozen individuals who expressed their support for the murderer of Samuel Paty.
The Minister of the Interior of France announced this monday an operation against a dozen individuals who expressed their support for the murderer of Samuel Paty, the history professor who was beheaded on Friday for teaching classes on freedom of expression, showing Muhammad cartoons.
On the teacher weighed a fatwa, or a religious edict, for showing the caricatures of Muhammad. The terrorist who killed him offered money to students at the school to identify his victim.
The father of a student and a radical Islamist militant “launched a fatwa” against the French teacher, who was beheaded on Friday outside Paris after showing the cartoons in class, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin said on Monday.
The fatwa is a legal pronouncement issued by an Islamism expert, usually a mufti.
The father of the student and the Islamist militant Abdelhakim Sefrioui are part of the 11 detainees after this attack, committed on Friday by an 18-year-old Chechen.
This Monday morning, the police carried out several raids and records in Islamist circles, Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin announced.
Since the murder on Friday of Professor Samuel Paty, the father of a 5-year-old boy, several people have been arrested and some 80 investigations have been opened for an alleged hate crime on social networks, said the official.
Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in France in tribute to the murdered professor.
The Minister of the Interior expressed his intention to dissolve structures linked to radical Islam, such as the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF) and the organization Barakacity, which presents itself as a Muslim humanitarian organization.
“We also decided that some 50 associations – 51 to be exact – will be visited by the State services throughout the week and several of them, at my suggestion (…), will be dissolved by the Council of Ministers. (…) We want to send a message: not a minute of respite for the enemies of the Republic, “he said.
Regarding the investigation, according to the daily Le Monde, the terrorist Abdouallakh Anzorov used an unusual procedure: “with several hundred euros in hand, he approached the schoolchildren and offered them money in exchange for information. The money then circulated from hand to hand. One of the students, 15 years old, was arrested on Sunday for this reason.