New Statesman writer sparks fury after condemning 'brutal police murder' of Paris terrorist shot after beheading teacher

A WRITER for the New Statesman has sparked fury after condemning the "police's brutal murder" of the Paris terrorist who was shot by cops after beheading a teacher.

Dana Nawzar Jaf said he condemned the "senseless murder" of the Chechen fanatic who decapitated a teacher with a kitchen knife on the streets of Paris.

He tweeted: "I fully condemn French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night.

"Macron and his security apparatus should explain to the public what was the need for the use of the disproportionate force against someone suspected of a knife crime.

"France is in crisis."

The former Chevening Scholar at Durham University then received hundreds of angry responses to his tweet.

One critic said: "'Disproportionate force'? 'Suspected of a knife crime'? He cut his head off ffs.

"What do you suggest they should have done? Approach him calmly with a flask of coffee, a bag of pastries and a large dose of understanding?"

A second tweeted: "You cannot be serious? Tell me you are not serious? He cut a mans head off on a Friday afternoon. How can it be disproportionate?"

A third critic said: "This wasn't a knife crime.

"He beheaded an innocent man in broad daylight because he couldn't accept the fact that the poor guy valued free speech."

The controversial tweet has now been removed for violating the site's rules.


Dana Nawzar Jaf also added that showing such "disrespectful" caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to Muslim children is "child abuse."

He said: "Bullying Muslim children in the name of teaching them free speech has to stop."

History and geography teacher Samuel Paty, 47, was beheaded on a street in Paris after showing Prophet Mohammed cartoons in class he was teaching on freedom of expression.

The killer has been named as 18-year-old Aboulakh Anzorov – a Russian national of Chechen origin.

He had been granted a ten-year residency as a refugee in March and was not known to intelligence services.

The jihadi was shot dead by cops after severing his victim's head with a kitchen knife in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.

Nine people – including members of the attacker's family and parents of a child at the school – have been arrested.

Anzorov asked pupils to point Mr Paty out before launching into the frenzied attack, a French anti-terrorism prosecutor revealed.

The attacker is said to have shouted Allahu Akbar – meaning God is the greatest – as he carried out the bloody killing.

Anzorov was believed to be furious children had been shown the Mohammed cartoon.

Mr Paty showed one of the illustrations in his civics class a month ago, which displayed the Prophet with a star on his naked bottom with the caption "a star is born".

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