Saturday, January 22, 2022

France: Father Who Threatened to Burn Down School is Sentenced

In October, the father of a Muslim student in France was charged with threatening to burn down the school after his son was counseled by school authorities for yelling, "Allahu Akhbar!" during a moment of silence for Samuel Paty, the schoolteacher who was beheaded by a Muslim after having shown caricatures of the prophet Mohammad in class.

The father's case in court has now been adjudicated, as reported by Le Figaro (translation by Fousesquawk.)

Tribute to Samuel Paty: The father of the student who cried, "Allahu Akhbar," sentenced

by Le Figaro

Posted yesterday at 15:14, updated yesterday at 21:20

Caption beneath photo: A tribute to Samuel Paty at Conflans-Saint-Honorine in October 2021. Alain Jocard/Agence France Presse

Not tolerating that his son be punished, the man had threatened to burn down the school.

A father who had threatened to burn down his son's school after he (the son) had been punished for having shouted, "Allahu akhbar" during a tribute to Samuel Paty, was sentenced Thursday, 20 January, to 6 months in prison, suspended,, the national prosecutor of Valence, Alex Perrin, told Le Figaro confirming information from France Bleu. The man had been accused of death threats against public service personnel and,"damage to public property."  

The punishment is also accompanied by two years probation, a ban on appearing at the (school), as well as treatment and work requirements, the prosecutor told us. The father of the adolescent had also insulted and threatened to burn the cars of three members of school personnel. In addition, he is also obliged to pay them 700 euros.

While the son of the defendant had immediately apologized after having received a warning for having shouted, "Allahu Akhbar", his father supported the young boy. At the court, he explained that he had acted out of anger, and he insisted that "his words had surpassed his thinking," France Bleu reported, quoting the defendant.

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