Since Paty’s killing, French authorities – backed by numerous ordinary citizens – have re-asserted the right to show the cartoons, and the images have been extensively shown at marches in solidarity with the eliminated instructor.
Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said on Twitter the knife attack had taken place at the city’s Notre Dame church and that authorities had apprehended the aggressor.
The Conseil Français du Culte Musulman (French Muslim Council) condemned Thursday’s attack and gotten in touch with Muslims to cancel their Mawlid events -to mark the birth of the Prophet – as a “indication of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their liked ones”.
This has actually prompted an outpouring of anger in parts of the Muslim world, consisting of calls to boycott French items, with some governments accusing French President Emmanuel Macron of pursuing an anti-Islam agenda.
An authorities source stated 3 individuals had actually been verified dead, consisting of a woman who was decapitated in the attack. One of the individuals eliminated inside the church was believed to be the churchwarden, Estrosi said.
Thursday’s attack comes while France is still reeling from the beheading previously this month of French middle school instructor Samuel Paty by a guy of Chechen origin, who stated he wished to punish Paty for showing pupils animations of the Prophet Mohammad in a civics lesson.
France’s Prime Minister Jean Castex revealed the nation was going on emergency alert after 3 individuals were eliminated in the southern city of Nice on Thursday. This is not the first terrorist attack that has accompanied a significant religious or national holiday in the French Riviera city.
This latest attack occurs at an essential time in different religious calendars. The day of the attack itself, October 29, marks the official birthday of the Prophet Mohammed and, in the Catholic Church, November 1 is called ‘Toussaint’ or All Saint’s Day.