Tunisian MP Probed for Saying Teacher Beheaded Over Muhammad Cartoon Had to ‘Bear Consequences’

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Reports surfaced on 16 October that a teacher who had taught freedom of speech and showed cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad to his students had been decapitated in the north-west suburbs of Paris, and that police chased down and fatally shot the main suspect, a Moscow-born Chechen teenager.

A Tunisian MP is being investigated for allegedly attempting to justify the decapitation of a French teacher in a gruesome terror attack this week, reports DW.

The independent MP Rached Khiari’s remarks made on social media, as well as his position in parliament would be probed, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the capital Tunis, cited by state news agency Tap.

History teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded on Friday afternoon in the suburb of  Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, about 30km northwest of Paris.

Paty had conducted a class on freedom of speech in which he showed cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

French police subsequently shot dead the alleged suspect in the beheading, an 18-year-old born in Moscow and originating from Chechnya, the predominantly Muslim Russian republic, some 600 metres away from the scene, Le Figaro reported, citing an unnamed judicial source.

The suspect, revealed to be Abdoullakh A., was believed to be part of a criminal gang in the neighbouring Éragny commune.

The attacker reportedly filmed the deed and uploaded it on Twitter.

An investigation is underway, with law…

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