French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to spice up bilateral cooperation to battle terrorism and unlawful immigration, following the lethal assault on Samuel Paty, a historical past trainer who has beheaded on Saturday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee.
The assailant tried to threaten cops who arrived on the scene however was shot lifeless.
“In this context, the two parties reaffirm their mutual interest in intensifying joint efforts to fight against terrorism and the propagation of extremist ideology,” the Kremlin mentioned in a press release, describing the assault as a “barbarous murder.”
Following Paty’s homicide, the Russian embassy in Paris burdened Anzorov had no hyperlinks with Moscow, as he had been living in France for the final twelve years. The similar day, Chechen chief Ramzan Kadyrov condemned the assault and expressed his condolences to Paty’s household but additionally urged France to not “provoke” Muslims.
The 47-year-old historical past and geography trainer, was focused for exhibiting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad at school as a part of a dialogue on freedom of expression. Muslims consider that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous.
Reacting to the assault, France on Tuesday closed the Grand Mosque of Pantin as a part of a crackdown on people who find themselves suspected of inciting hatred, because the mosque had shared a video on its Facebook web page earlier than the assault that vented hatred in opposition to Paty.
On Wednesday, anti-terrorism prosecutor, Jean-Francois Ricard mentioned that Anzorov had paid two teenage college students round €300 to establish Paty as he left for home, Reuters reported.