Germany: Berlin mourners pay homage to murdered French teacher Samuel Paty

18 октября 2020 г. 21:26

About 50 mourners gathered in front of the French embassy in Berlin on Sunday to honour Samuel Paty, a French teacher that was decapitated in what authorities call a terrorist attack in Paris on Friday night. Muslim feminist and civil rights activist Seyran Ates attended the vigil and addressed her followers and attendees after laying a bouquet of flowers. «I am horrified. I don't know what other words can be used. There are not only bad people among right-wing racists in Europe, and not only among German and French and Dutch nationals who are xenophobic, but there are also Muslims unfortunately. I am Muslim myself and I can tell you that there are millions of Muslims in this world who kill other people who don't want to live like they do, people that don't want freedom. The same as we fight right-wing Nazis, we have to fight the right-wing and identitarian Muslims that are responsible for acts like this,» stated Ates. On Friday, 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. The teacher had recently shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech.

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