The online radicalisation of terrorist who decapitated teacher near Paris


A few minutes after the horrific murder of Samuel Paty near Paris, his attacker Abdoullakh Abouyezidovitch A. posted a photo of the history teacher's head on his Twitter account. Mediapart can reveal that at the end of August the 18-year-old Russian-born Chechen had also posted a photomontage of a mock decapitation. It has also emerged that several people had flagged the youth's Twitter account to the authorities in recent months. Matthieu Suc reports.

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At 4.55pm on Friday October 16th, the owner of Twitter account @Tchetchene_270 posted a photo of a decapitated head on a tarmac road. This terrible image was accompanied by the words: “From Abdullah, the servant of Allah, to Marcon (sic), the leader of the infidels, I have executed one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Muhammed, calm his fellow people before we inflict harsh retribution on you”.