French police carried out raids on Islamist networks suspected of encouraging extremism Monday, as the government vowed to accelerate a crackdown on fundamentalists following the beheading of a school teacher, drawing criticism from NGOs. Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old history teacher, was murdered outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine in the northern suburbs of Paris, Friday. His killer, 18-year-old Aboulakh Anzorov, was angered that the teacher had shown his pupils controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad during a lesson on freedom of expression. The display of the cartoons, considered blasphemous in Islam, had triggered an angry campaign against Paty on social...Full Article
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