In the wake of the terrorist decapitation of French schoolteacher Samuel Paty earlier this month, another teacher reveals that she was also a potential target after teaching about the Islamic prophet Mohammed. In the below RAIR Foundation USA exclusively-translated video, a fifth grade teacher explains how she has coped after one of her students came to class with a knife after threatening her to “send ISIS” to her.
As reported in detail at RAIR, Samuel Paty was beheaded by Muslim migrant Abdoullakh Abouyezidevitch Anzonov after the father of one of his students took great issue with one of Paty’s lessons about “freedom of expression.” The class included Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Mohammed, which prompted the January 2015 attack in which twelve people were slaughtered.
Painfully, the threats against Mr. Paty, a 47-year-old husband and father of a five-year-old child, were not taken seriously, and the teacher himself was interrogated by the politically-correct French police shortly before he was decapitated on the street in broad daylight as reported at RAIR.
In the below RAIR exclusively-translated video, a teacher details her experience with a fifth grade Muslim student, who showed up to class with a knife the day after he threatened to “send ISIS” to her for teaching facts about Mohammed.
During an interview with CNEWS during a demonstration for Samuel Paty, the unnamed teacher explained that she was threatened as well. “I didn’t even think that this simple historical fact would start a wave of hatred,” she said. “And a student, in fact, at the end of the class told me: ‘I’ll send ISIS to you,’ and the next day he came back with a knife,” she continued.
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Many thanks to WillowPear for the translation!
And are you living a little bit in fear today?
I think we can use this word?
Well, to begin with, it’s a history class, in 5th grade, on Islam, and in fact, at a point, it’s a historical fact, Mohammed, in fact, arrives in Jewish communities.
And, in fact, I didn’t even think that this simple historical fact would start a wave of hatred, and a student, in fact, at the end of the class told me: ‘I’ll send ISIS to you,’ and the next day he came back with a knife. I was incredibly lucky because I also had next to me students who supported me, who prevented anything serious from happening [to me]. And for us, for me, it was extremely important to be here today.
Am I still scared? No! But it’s because I got over it.
I saw a psychologist who was supportive of me for three months.
I had fantastic doctors. My family circle is incredible as well.
I also have colleagues who supported me, and that’s the way I was able to get over it, but at
that moment you also feel extremely guilty, because you ask yourself: what have I done wrong?
Because it’s an extremely strange feeling, it takes time to get over it. In fact, you never forget what happened.