A TERRORIST asked students to point out a teacher who showed Prophet Mohammed cartoons in class before beheading him in the street.
History and geography teacher Samuel Paty, 47, previously received death threats for producing the images in a lesson on freedom of expression.
The suspect has been named as 18-year-old Aboulakh A – a Russian national of Chechen origin – who was believed to be furious children had been shown the cartoon.
He 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 – have been arrested.
The killer’s uncle spoke out today insisting there was “no way” his nephew could “just go and cut off a head like that”.
He said: “He was discreet, he was nice to everyone, there wasn’t anything negative about him.”
“If we had known he was into religion, we could have anticipated it, but we actually didn’t see it coming.”
The relative went on to stress “we’re not killers” in reference to the wider family, adding: “We never told him to do anything.”
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