Terrorist Who Beheaded French Teacher Gets Hero's Burial to Chants of 'Allahu Akbar'
Brutal terror killer hailed as 'lion of Islam' during funeral in native Chechnya
The Islamic terrorist, who beheaded a French school teacher near Paris for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to his students, has been honored with a hero's funeral to chants of "Allahu Akbar" from the huge crowd.
Footage shows mourners gathered at the ceremony for 18-year-old Abdullakh Anzorov in his native village of Shalazi in Chechnya.
After the body of the killer who decapitated teacher Samuel Paty had been returned to the oil-rich Russian region from France on Saturday, he was lauded as a "lion of Islam" at his funeral.
Anzorov was shot dead by French police in the Paris suburbs on October 16, just minutes after beheading his innocent victim.
Some 200 people attended the Muslim funeral in snowy conditions, said BAZA media which reported Anzorov had been buried "with honors."
Video shows mourners chanting "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," as they walked alongside the terrorist's coffin.
His body was carried through the village by mourners in the Urus-Martanovsky district, according to The Sun.
Entrances to Shalazi - which has a population of 5,330 - were sealed off by 65 police officers to stop others from attending.
A street was unofficially named after the teenage terrorist, reports claimed.
Video of the mourners praying as they walked with Anzorov was shared on a number of platforms.
One carried a message lauding him as "The Lion of Islam."
A message with the video read: “The Lion of Islam has arrived to native soil today, and returned to the soil.
“No-one but Allah has strength and power.”
Abdullakh Anzorov, the #Mughal terrorist who beheaded the #French teacher Samuel Paty for showing pictures of #Mohd during a class, is given a heroes funeral in #Chechnya— No Retreat No Surrender🛕🚩 (@TapasNiyama) December 7, 2020
Crowds laud him as a 'lion of Islam' with shouts of 'Allahu akbar'
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Paty, 47, was beheaded outside the gates of the college where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north of Paris.
The killing followed an online campaign from Muslim parents angry at him for showing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to students.
The teacher had used the cartoons from the magazine Charlie Hebdo as part of a class on the importance of free speech.
Reports said he had asked Muslim students to leave the classroom before he displayed the cartoons in an attempt to avoid causing offense.
Last month three pupils were charged with identifying Paty to Anzorov before the beheading.
Another was charged with lying, saying she had been present when he showed the cartoons.
The Chechen allegedly told pupils he wanted to “humiliate and strike” Paty over the cartoons, seen as offensive by Muslims.
Anzorov apparently sent a video moments before the killing.
This showed him holding a knife and gun.
Later he sent a message reading: “Say prayers for me, I will go through trials today and I hope that thanks to Allah's help I will succeed.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said the slaughter was "a typical Islamist terrorist attack," and that "our compatriot was killed for teaching children freedom of speech."
The hardline leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, claimed Macron was “forcing people into terrorism... not leaving them any choice” by justifying the cartoons.
Kadryov was unusually slapped down by the Kremlin and told to keep out of foreign policy issues.
The Chechen leader hit back defiantly, saying: "I cannot and will not silently watch atheists scoffing at religion.”