The heads of 13 regions of France proposed to publish a book of political and religious caricatures and distribute it in lyceums after the murder near Paris, said the chairman of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region council Renaud Muselier.
“We, the presidents of the regions of France, have taken the initiative to prepare publications that will collect the most important political and religious cartoons that have appeared in both the regional and national press,” AFP cited Musellier.
The book will collect the most important cartoons that have previously been published in the regional and national press, reports Agence France-Presse. They want to make the book accessible to all lyceum students.
Musellier added that the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer has already supported this proposal.
In the evening of October 16 in Erania municipality on the outskirts of Paris history teacher Samuel Pati was killed while showing caricatures of prophet Mohammed from French magazine Charlie Hebdo to his students. Law enforcers eliminated the attacker, who was of Chechen origin and received refugee status in France.
French President Emmanuelle Macron called the attack on the teacher in southern Paris a terrorist act and called on citizens to unite. The Assembly of Chechens of Europe condemned the murder of the teacher, and the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, expressed his condolences to the bereaved teacher’s relatives and stated that the republic was categorically against terrorism in all its manifestations.