In any case, note that Paty invited Muslim students to leave the room before showing the Muhammad cartoons. He was beheaded anyway. His crime, as far as his attacker was concerned, was daring to show the cartoons at all, even if the tender eyes of Muslim students were not assaulted by this blasphemy. The Islamic supremacist demand is that all people, Muslim and non-Muslim, bow to Islamic law. The West is eventually going to have to decide whether it is going to do so, or defend free society. So far it has gotten along by pretending that the conflict doesn’t exist and that the showdown will never come. Samuel Paty is dead today because of that pretense.
“France teacher had received ‘days of threats’ before his brutal killing,” BBC, October 17, 2020 (thanks to Mick):
The teacher who was beheaded in a street in France had received threats after showing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils, French media report.
He has been named as 47-year-old Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher….
Police say the attacker was an 18-year-old man of Chechen origin….
A man wielding a large knife attacked the teacher in the street, cutting off his head. Witnesses are said to have heard the attacker shout “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Greatest”…
Police have said the attacker was an 18-year-old, born in Moscow but from Russia’s predominantly-Muslim southern region of Chechnya….
Samuel Paty, a father, had taken a class about freedom of expression earlier in the month, reports say.
He is said to have shown the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad while talking about the Charlie Hebdo case, and had reportedly advised Muslim students to leave the room if they thought they might be offended.
Some Muslim parents complained to the school and at least one reportedly took to social media to call for Mr Paty’s sacking. French media report that Mr Paty had received a number of unspecified threats in the days after taking the class….
Muslim leaders in France also condemned the attack. “A civilisation does not kill an innocent person, barbarism does,” Tareq Oubrou, imam of a mosque in Bordeaux, told France Inter….
Define “innocent,” Mr. Oubrou.