October 17, 2020
Terror inquiry launched as police kill 18-year-old suspect who decapitated Paris teacher who showed pupils caricatures of the prophet Muhammad
President Emmanuel Macron has said France’s battle against Islamic terrorism is “existential” following the killing of a teacher after he showed his class a caricature of the prophet Muhammad from the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Macron, who visited the site near a school in a Paris suburb, said the victim had been “assassinated” and that his killer sought to “attack the republic and its values”. “This is our battle and it is existential. They [terrorists] will not succeed … They will not divide us.”