She did not want her father to find out the real reason behind her school suspension.
A 13-year-old girl admitted she made up the story of her teacher Samuel Paty asking Muslims to leave the room before he showed a Muhammad cartoon in October 2020.
The girl’s lie led to a man beheading Paty.
The girl, who has not been named, told her father Paty asked Muslims to leave the room before he showed the Muhammad cartoon during a free speech and blasphemy class.
The girl claimed she objected and the school suspended her.
In reality, Paty warned the students about the upcoming Muhammad cartoon. He asked those who might get offended by the cartoon to close their eyes.
The girl did not know what happened in Paty’s class because she did not attend that day:
The girl had originally claimed the teacher had asked Muslim pupils to leave the room. When she objected she was suspended from school, she said. It now appears that the girl was suspended the day before the class was given, according to Le Parisien newspaper, because of repeated absence from school.
The girl explains in her leaked testimony that she made up the story so as not to disappoint her father. He posted two videos on social media in response to the allegations.
The girl did not want her father to find out the school suspended her over her absences.
A classmate showed the girl the pictures. Her lawyer claimed, “She lied because she felt trapped in a spiral because her classmates had asked her to be a spokesperson.”
But that lie caused her father to blast Paty on social media:
The girl’s father began a social media campaign over the incident, posting two videos to Facebook where he identified Mr Paty and the school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, west of Paris.
These snowballed, leading prosecutors to say there was a “direct causal link” between the campaign and Mr Paty’s murder.
He was beheaded outside the school by 18-year-old attacker, Abdullah Anzorov, who investigators say had been seeking to avenge his victim’s use of the images.
The prosecutors confirmed a “direct casual link” between the social campaign and Paty’s murder.
The Independent reported authorities charged the girl with slander. They arrested her father “for being ‘complicit in a terrorist killing,’ along with an Islamist preacher.”DONATE
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