The crime was gruesome, yet, or maybe just because of that, the perpetrator is celebrated. “May I introduce: the lion from France,” writes a German user of the Messenger Service Telegram about the young Islamist who beheaded the teacher Samuel Paty last Friday in the Parisian suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.
Nothing but the honour of the Prophet Mohammed ” moved his devout heart,” another Muslim posted on Telegram, “may Allah add you to his Shuhada. Truly you are to be envied for your vigour.” Shuhada is the Arabic plural for “martyr”.
The police had had to kill…
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