Assassination of Samuel Paty: Feeling “threatened by local Islamists”, he carried a hammer in his bag the day of his death

More than two years later, new revelations and an observation: Samuel Paty was afraid.

Samuel Paty was assassinated on October 16, 2020 for using caricatures of Muhammad during his class. It’s been over two years already. Two years that this professor has been decapitated shortly after leaving the college of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines).

Two years later, the police officers of the anti-terrorist sub-directorate unveil their investigation report. With the revelation of new elements. And an observation: Samuel Paty “felt very threatened before his death”summarizes the JDD, “like frightened by the situation, but above all very lonely”. A feeling developed after a real smear campaign on social networks following the appearance of caricatures in class.

“Threatened by local Islamists”

According to Le Parisien, the professor thought he was “threatened by local Islamists” from e-mails sent to colleagues.

At the time, he hid, asked to be taken home, and carried a hammer in his backpack, which was also found by investigators on the day of his death. His internet searches finally betray this anxiety: “What is a threat to public order?” and “Disturbance to public order Penal Code”.

Last April, his relatives filed a complaint for “non-assistance to person in danger”.

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