The temporary closure of a mosque outside Paris was ordered on Tuesday, following the assassination of a History professor by a jihadist, which shocked France.
As reported by protothema.gr, the closure was ordered in the context of the repression of people suspected of inciting hatred, while the Grand Mosque of Pantin, which is located on the north-eastern outskirts of the capital, had uploaded a video on its Facebook page before the attack to the professor, with which unleashed hatred against him.
Terror prevails in the country and the authorities are out and ready under the fear of riots, while new revelations come to light about the young jihadist who beheaded the French professor Samuel Paty. The 18-year-old Abdullah Anzorov, who stabbed and then beheaded the 47-year-old history teacher for presenting satirical sketches of the Prophet Muhammad in the classroom, had contact with a jihadist of Russian origin in Syria, according to French media.
The French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the beheaded professor on Wednesday.
“We will not abandon our sketches, our cartoons, even if others step back,” Macron said, saluting “a professor we will not forget,” in his speech at the courtyard of Sorbonne University during a ceremony attended by Paty’s family and approximately 400 other people, including officials and colleagues of the murdered man, as well as his students.
The French president particularly moved after the awarding of the Legion of Honor award to Paty after his death, denounced “the disastrous conspiracy”, the victim of which was the professor of History-Geography, who was killed at the age of 47 “because he embodied democracy.”
“We will continue, Professor. We will defend the freedom you taught so well and we will bring secularism,” the French president added.
Meanwhile, the prosecutor’s office in charge of terrorism cases announced that it was charging seven people, including two minors. The two high school students, aged 14 and 15, are accused of “conspiracy for committing murder in connection with a terrorist organization” because they pointed the teacher at the perpetrator in front of the school in exchange for money.