People gather at the Place de la Republique in Paris, to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the French teacher who was beheaded on the streets of the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, October 18, 2020. Placards reads

France’s inside minister mentioned Monday that police operations are underway into dozens of people that allegedly issued messages of assist for the attacker after the beheading of a historical past trainer close to Paris.

Gerald Darmanin mentioned on French radio Europe 1 that at the very least 80 instances of hate speech have been reported since Friday’s assault.

Samuel Paty was beheaded in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, who was later shot lifeless by police. Police officers mentioned Paty had mentioned caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad along with his class, resulting in threats.

French President Emmanuel Macron held a protection council on Sunday on the Elysee presidential palace. The authorities will reinforce safety at faculties when courses resume on Nov. 2 after two weeks of holidays, Macron’s workplace mentioned.

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Paty’s household on Monday morning, the French presidency mentioned.

Macron may even meet with the members of France’s main Muslim group, the French Muslim Council, or CFCM, later within the day.

A nationwide homage is to be held for Paty on Wednesday.

Players, coaches and referees at high-level soccer matches this weekend will put on a black armband in a tribute to Paty. The French league mentioned in a press release Monday {that a} minute of silence will likely be noticed earlier than kick-off in any respect skilled matches in leagues 1 and a pair of.

Tens of hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Sunday throughout France in assist of freedom of speech and in reminiscence of the slain 47-year-old trainer.

French authorities mentioned they detained 11 folks following the killing.

Darmanin mentioned they embody the daddy of a scholar and an Islamist activist who each “obviously launched a fatwa,” or spiritual ruling, in opposition to the trainer.

A person who mentioned he was the daddy of a scholar had posted a video on social media asserting that Paty had proven a picture of a unadorned man and informed college students it was “the prophet of the Muslims.” He referred to as on different offended dad and mom to contact him, and relay the message.

Darmanin mentioned authorities had been additionally trying into about 50 associations suspected of encouraging hate speech. Some will likely be dissolved, he mentioned.

The president of the Conference of imams in France, Hassen Chalghoumi, mentioned “we are hurt, we are condemning this barbaric act,” on French information broadcaster BFM TV. “Samuel is a martyr of freedom.”

“Barbarism has no place in schools nor elsewhere in France,” he mentioned.

Chalghoumi, who’s an imam in Drancy, a suburb northeast of Paris, mentioned he had obtained loss of life threats and insults on social media from radical Islamists in latest days.

Justice authorities opened an investigation for homicide with a suspected terrorist motive. At least 4 of these detained are relations of the attacker, who had been granted 10-year residency in France as a refugee in March. He was armed with a knife and an airsoft gun, which fires plastic pellets.

Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard mentioned a textual content claiming duty and {a photograph} of the sufferer had been discovered on the attacker’s telephone.


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