Paris terror attacker asked schoolkids to point out teacher who showed Mohammed cartoons before beheading him

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A TERRORIST asked pupils to point out a teacher who showed Prophet Mohammed cartoons in class before beheading him in the street. History and geography teacher Samuel Paty, 47, previously received …
A TERRORIST asked pupils to point out a teacher who showed Prophet Mohammed cartoons in class before beheading him in the street.

History and geography teacher Samuel Paty, 47, previously received death threats for producing the images in a lesson on freedom of expression.

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18 Samuel Paty has been named as the teacher decapitated in France

18 A picture of a body lying in the road was shared on Twitter after French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed a man had been decapitated Credit: LCI

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The suspect has been named as 18-year-old Aboulakh A - a Russian national of Chechen origin.

He had been granted a ten-year residency as a refugee in March and was not known to intelligence services.

The killer was shot dead by cops after severing his victim's head with a kitchen knife in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.

Nine people - including members of the attacker's family and parents of a child at the school - have been arrested.

The terrorist was believed to be furious children had been shown the cartoon.

He asked pupils to point Samuel out before launching into the frenzied attack, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor today revealed.

Aboulakh A is said to have shouted Allahu Akbar - meaning God is the greatest - as he carried out the bloody killing.

The suspect then posted a graphic image of Samuel on social media alongside a threat in French to those who "insult" the prophet.

Authorities in France confirmed they are treating the attack as "murder linked to a terrorist organisation".

18 Samuel was a geography and history teacher Credit: Enterprise News and Pictures

18 Samuel's colleagues today paid tribute to the teacher Credit: AFP or licensors

18 They held signs reading "Je Suis Enseignant" - meaning "I am a teacher" Credit: EPA

18 They also clutched white roses and candles Credit: EPA

18 A mourner is comforted outside of the school today Credit: EPA

18 Police at the…
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