The beheading of French teacher Paty is a great honor for all Muslims – Sheikh says during Mosque lesson
A Sheikh has defended the beheading of a French teacher by a Muslim immigrant student.
Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded with a long knife by 18-year-old Abdoullakh Anzorov for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
Teacher Samuel Paty, who used the cartoons during a lesson on freedom of expression, was murdered in the street outside his school, sparking outrage and countrywide rallies supporting freedom of expression in France.
Abdoullakh, who grew up in France from age 6, was later gunned down by the police.
A number of Islamic leaders have defended the beheading.
Tunisian MP Rached Khiari had defended the beheading, saying: “Insulting the prophet of God is the greatest of crimes and anyone who commits it, whether a state, a group or an individual, must accept the consequences.”
Now, Sheikh Issam Amira, while delivering a Mosque lesson, said the beheading of Paty is “a great honour to all Muslims.”