Authorities in France said police interrogated four 10-year-olds who spoke in favor of beheading a teacher and said they would kill their own teacher if he angered the Muslim prophet.
LE PECQ, France ̵1; Police in France interviewed four 10-year-olds who spoke in favor of beheading a teacher and said they would kill their own teacher if he ignited the Muslim prophet. , the government reported when the prime minister warned on Saturday that Islamic extremists were recruiting in France with “ignorance and hatred”.
Interior Ministry spokesman Camille Chaize said the children and their parents were detained and interrogated by police for several hours Thursday in the Alpine town of Albertville.
On Monday, as French schools held a minute of nationwide silence in honor of the murdered teacher, Samuel Paty, the children who spoke out in support of his murder last month near Paris, The spokesman said in a video statement Friday night.
They “justified the teacher’s assassination by arguing that it was forbidden to offend the prophet and added that they would kill their teacher if he caressed the prophet,” she said.
Paty was killed October 16 by an 18-year-old refugee of Chechen origin outside a school in the Paris region after he showed class caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a debate over freedom of speech. Comment.
The Albertville children were released after questioning. A ministry spokesperson said the judiciary had ordered educational training for them. The police also searched their home.
Paty’s murder was followed on October 29 by killing three people in a knife attack at a church in Nice. Leading a memorial service to the victims in the Mediterranean city on Saturday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned that extremists were hiring French citizens.
“We know the enemy,” Castex said. “Not only is it identified, but it also has a name: It is radical Islamism, a political ideology that distorts Islamic religion by distorting the text, its dogma and its commandments to impose it. the dominance of ignorance and hatred, an enemy that benefits from overseas assistance but alas, also counts French citizens in its ranks. “
A choir sang “What a Wonderful World,” famously recorded by Louis Armstrong, and soldiers stood in silent ranks honoring the victims – Nadine Devillers, Simone Barreto Silva and Vincent Loques.
The main suspect, 21-year-old Tunisian Ibrahim Issaoui, is being treated at a French hospital after being arrested and injured by police.
Paty’s killer was shot dead by police.
Meanwhile, authorities in the southeastern French city of Lyon on Saturday ruled out the motive of terror in the shooting of the death of a Greek Orthodox priest on October 31, when they announced that a gunman is suspected of being held in custody for the attack that seriously injured a missionary.
The Lyon prosecutor’s office said the suspect in custody was a 40-year-old man whose wife had an affair with the priest. It said the man confessed to the shooting while police questioned.
The priest was shot twice in the stomach with a shotgun while he was closing the door of his church.