Post the beheading of the French teacher by an 18-year-old Muslim guy, France has upped its crackdown on various Islamic organizations, spreading Islamophobia.
1. Late French teacher rewarded with Legion d’Honneur in France.
2. French Muslims fear the rise of Islamophobia as Macron ups his attacks on “Islamist extremism”.
3. Over 50 Muslim organizations targeted by the French authorities to crack down on terrorism.
Samuel Paty, the late teacher who showed Prophet Muhammad’s caricatures, rewarded with Legion d’Honneur:
The ugly killing of a trainer via way of means of an 18-year-antique suspect of Chechen foundation is checking out the country’s fragile dating with its Muslim minority, with developing fears of collective punishment. The youngster attacked Samuel Paty, a 47-year-antique father, in extensive daytime on Friday, beheading him close to his faculty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb approximately 15 miles (24km) from the middle of Paris. There has been an outpouring of grief and surprise amongst pinnacle officials; Paty on Wednesday posthumously obtained the Legion d’Honneur, France’s maximum honor, in a rite attended via way of means of President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands have attended protests.
Tensions escalate between Macron and the French Muslims:
Paty’s attacker has been angered that he confirmed his scholar’s caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. In the times after the killing, the authorities released a crackdown towards Muslim corporations whilst vigilante corporations have attacked mosques; locations of worship in Beziers and Bordeaux were located below police safety after having been threatened with violence. Tensions among the nation and France’s Muslims, the biggest Muslim minority in Europe, have deepened. They have been already on a downward fashion after Macron, on October 2, released a plan towards what he called “Islamist separatism” and stated Islam was “in crisis” throughout the world.
France bans Cheikh Yassine Collective:
Muslims worry Paty’s tragic demise is already being weaponized to improve a central authority coverage they fear conflates Islam with “terrorism”. More than 50 Muslim corporations are being targeted; the “Cheikh Yassine Collective”, a corporation has already been banned withinside the wake of the killing. The group’s founder, Abdelhakim Sefrioui, is being held via way of means of police for publishing a video on YouTube insulting Paty.