Abdulak Abuezidovic, the 18-year-old Chechen man who beheaded History teacher Samuel Paty on the street in France this Friday, spent the afternoon of the same day asking around who was the teacher who had exhibited the Muhammad cartoons in class and asked his students to point to the victim.
As revealed this Saturday by the head of the French antiterrorist Prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard, the young attacker, who was shot to death by police shots, lacked a record and had given no indication that he was radicalized. “He enjoyed refugee status, with a residence permit issued on March 4 and validated until March 2030,” said Ricard.
Police found on the aggressor’s mobile phone a text in which he claimed responsibility for the murder, recorded at 12:17 p.m., approximately five hours before the attack. On the same device, he also kept a photo of the victim.
After asking about the teacher around the school, he finally found his victim and he beheaded her In the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (in the Yvelines department, near Paris), around 5:00 p.m.
Likewise, the antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office has revealed that the attacker posted on his Twitter account, now deleted an image with the professor’s corpse accompanied by a message addressed to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, whom he called “the leader of the infidels.” “I executed one of your hellhounds, who dared to look down on Muhammad,” he wrote.
Shortly after posting the image, the young man confronted the police when they were going to arrest him. He received nine shots that ended his life.