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Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:58 PM

France's Macron: Teacher beheaded in 'terrorist attack' after discussing Muhammad cartoons

Source: usatoday.com

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron denounced what he called an “Islamist terrorist attack” against a history teacher decapitated in a Paris suburb Friday, urging the nation to stand united against extremism.

The teacher had discussed caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class, authorities said. The suspected attacker was shot to death by police after Friday’s beheading.

The French anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation concerning murder with a suspected terrorist motive, the prosecutor’s office said.

Macron visited the school where the teacher worked in the town of Conflans-Saint-Honorine and met with staff after the slaying. An Associated Press reporter saw three ambulances arrive at the scene, and heavily armed police surrounding the area and police vans lining leafy nearby streets.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/10/16/teacher-beheaded-terrorist-attack-france-after-muhammad-debate/3684305001/

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Reply France's Macron: Teacher beheaded in 'terrorist attack' after discussing Muhammad cartoons (Original post)
mdbl Oct 16 OP
msongs Oct 16 #1
mdbl Oct 16 #2
JI7 Oct 16 #3
mdbl Oct 17 #4
Polybius Oct 17 #8
Aussie105 Oct 17 #5
GulfCoast66 Oct 17 #6
cwydro Oct 17 #7
Polybius Oct 17 #9
mdbl Oct 17 #10
melman Oct 17 #11
JI7 Oct 17 #12

Response to mdbl (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

1. ain't religion wunnerful? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:19 PM

2. It's a whackadoodle factory

producing crazy idiots.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:41 PM

3. Why does this happen so much in France ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:40 AM

4. more radical religious nuts maybe

although they are everywhere now.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:59 AM

8. For some reason, in America they are very mainstream

France has a section of radicals, even entire towns. The UK does as well.

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Response to mdbl (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:12 AM

5. As a retired teacher, I'm very much aware

that you need to be careful what you do or say in front of kids.

Some will interpret things in their own way, take that home, and have adults in the household react in unpredictable ways.

Showing a caricature of Muhammad as a way of teaching kids tolerance, is just a dangerous thing to do. I would not do it.

Islamist terror attack or an over reaction by someone with a very rigid mind set? You decide.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:31 AM

6. Respectfully that is wrong.

The goal is making secular people self censor themselves. We should give no leeway to a group of people who are willing to kill over a cartoon. They should certainly get the message that that kind of thinking is not welcome in our countries.

Those cartoons should be posted widely.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 10:04 AM

7. Completely agree.

Killing over a caricature. How does anyone think that helps anything? Smh.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:04 PM

9. The teacher did nothing wrong, the problem is there are too many terrorists in France

The person who did it was a extremist. Even Macron used the term "Islamist terrorist attack.”

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Response to Polybius (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:35 PM

10. will these extreme religious nuts ever grow up?

they need to be isolated on an island somewhere. sooner or later they will all kill each other and we'll be rid of the problem. ok ok so it's a fantasy. The certainly don't deserve to co-habitat in civilized society.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:37 PM

11. Islamist terror attack

I decided.

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Response to Aussie105 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 05:33 PM

12. Are those separate things ?

"Islamist terror attack or an over reaction by someone with a very rigid mind set? "

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