Sheikh Issam Amira has defended the beheading of a French teacher by a Muslim immigrant student, for showing the cartoon of Prophet Muhammed in class.
47-year-old Samuel Paty, was beheaded by 18-year-old Abdoullakh Anzorov for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class.
Teacher Samuel Paty, who used the cartoons during a lesson on freedom of expression, was murdered in the street outside his school, sparking outrage and countrywide rallies supporting freedom of expression in France.
Abdoullakh, who grew up in France from age 6, was later gunned down by the police.
Since the killing of the teacher, there have been mixed reactions among Islamic leaders, with some defending the beheading.
Tunisian MP Rached Khiari had defended the beheading, saying:
“Insulting the prophet of God is the greatest of crimes and anyone who commits it, whether a state, a group or an individual, must accept the consequences.”
Now, Sheikh Issam Amira, while delivering a Mosque lesson, said the beheading of Paty is “a great honour to all Muslims.”
Watch the Sheikh speak below;
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Three people have died in a knife attack at a church in Nice, in what French President Emmanuel Macron said was an “Islamist terrorist attack”.
He said France would not surrender its core values after visiting the Notre-Dame basilica in the southern city.
Speaking after visiting Nice, President Macron said:
“If we are attacked once again it is for the values which are ours: freedom, for the possibility on our soil to believe freely and not to give in to any spirit of terror.
“I say it with great clarity once again today: we won’t surrender anything.”