French teacher beheaded for showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed in class, President Macron condemns “Islamic Terror Attack”

The incident happened at 5 pm in the outskirts of Paris close to a school in Conflans Saint-Honorine, French anti-terror squad probing into the assault

A history teacher was beheaded on Friday in the French capital Paris for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to his students in the class. His assailant was shot dead by French police in an attempt to arrest him.

According to a police source, the history teacher had recently discussed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class. The incident took place at around 5 PM near a school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.


"One of our fellow citizens was murdered today because he was teaching students freedom of expression," Macron told the media on Friday evening after visiting the middle school hours after the attack.

"It is a teacher that this terrorist killed because he wanted to destroy the Republic...destroy the possibility of making our children free citizens," he added.


French teacher beheaded for showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed: Key Points

  • A man wielding a large knife attacked the teacher on a street in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and cut off his head.
  • The attacker tried to run but locals informed the police. The police acted quickly and the attacker was shot dead.
  • The victim was a history teacher who was discussing ‘Freedom of Expression’ and showed cartoons of Prophet Mohammed to students that included the ones which were earlier published by Charlie Hebdo.
  • Last month, a man stabbed two people outside the former offices in central Paris of the satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, which publishes controversial cartoons, including those of Prophet Muhammad.
  • The publication of the cartoon in 2015 by Charlie Hebdo, had led to a terror attack on the magazine’s office that left 12 killed.