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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Analysis: why is terrorism still prevailing in France?” – below is their description.
The killing of Samuel Paty by an Islamic extremist has led French people to question why terrorist attacks are still occurring five years after Charlie Hebdo. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Armen Georgian, says the French notion of secularism is increasingly being challenged, while at the same time Islamophobia is on the rise.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Charlie Hebdo
On 7 January 2015 at about 11:30am CET local time, two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Armed with rifles and other weapons, they killed 12 people and injured 11 others. The gunmen identified themselves as belonging to the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
Several related attacks followed in the Île-de-France region on 7–9 January 2015, including the Hypercacher kosher supermarket siege.
Charlie Hebdo is a publication that courted controversy with satirical attacks on political and religious leaders. It published cartoons of Muhammad in 2012, forcing France to temporarily close embassies and schools in more than 20 countries amid fears of reprisals. Its offices were also firebombed in November 2011 after publishing a caricature of Muhammad on its cover.
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France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.
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In This Story: Samuel Paty
Samuel Paty, a teacher, was killed near Paris on Friday October 16 2020, after showing pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during a lesson on freedom of speech.