At a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday, President Trump commented on the beheading of a school teacher in France by a Muslim refugee from Chechnya. Trump said, “On behalf of the United States, I’d like to extend my sincere, really sincere condolences to a friend of mine, President Macron of France, where they just … had a vicious, vicious, Islamic terrorist attack.”
The victim of the attack, Samuel Paty, had shown caricatures of Mohammed to his students during a lesson on freedom of expression. For this, Islamic activists in France issued a Fatwa–a religious decree calling for retribution–against the teacher. On October 16, an 18-year-old Chechan, Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov, waited for Paty to emerge through the school’s gates. Following the teacher, he attacked him on a nearby street with a 12-inch knife, beheading him. Confronted by police, Anzorov fired an air rifle and attempted to stab them with the knife. During the struggle he was shot dead. In the meantime, police have arrested at least 10 suspected accomplices, and more arrests are expected.
At the Wisconsin rally, President Trump pledged his support to President Macron of France, promising to do “whatever we can do.” As for the U.S., he said, “We’ve been very, very strong on radical Islamic terrorism, and we do have a ban. People said ‘Oh, that’s such a terrible thing,’ remember, when I put the ban on — and then we got sued, and we lost, lost, and then we won in the United States Supreme Court.”
Trump summed up the challenge facing France, the U.S., and all civilized countries. “A nation without borders is not a nation,” he declared.
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