By Hugo Jenks, Spokesman on Islam


A teacher was beheaded by a Muslim man after he had discussed free speech in his classroom.  Before discussing this topic, he had asked Muslim pupils to leave the room.  The article: “Footage captures the moment Chechen gunman, 18, is shot by French police after BEHEADING a teacher who ‘showed his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during lesson on freedom’” in the Daily Mail states that: “[the teacher] Samuel P. had ‘invited Muslim students out of the classroom’ before showing a Charlie Hebdo caricature of the Prophet crouching with a star drawn on his buttocks and the inscription ‘A star is born’.”

Later, the murderer shouted “Allahu Akbar”.  He was shot by police.

There can be no mistaking that the motivation for this was Islam.  Islam itself.  Politicians must now understand that there can be no excuses, that “it is nothing to do with the religion of Islam” or other such deceit.  However they cannot yet bring themselves to accurately blame Islam itself.  President Macron called it an “Islamist” attack, as far as can be seen from reports, he did not outright deny the connection with Islam.  He did however say that the attack should not divide France.  Is it not a bit late for such a hope?  France, and indeed many Western countries are already divided – it is impossible for Islam to become integrated, the evidence is in the Koran itself: the verse Koran 5:51 states that Muslims must not befriend Jews or Christians.  This verse has not been abrogated. Koran 9:23 states that Muslims must not take unbelievers, even family members, as friends.  This also has not been abrogated.  How does anyone think that integration is remotely possible, given that Islam itself teaches separation?  Maybe President Macron has not read the Koran?  If he had, and properly understood the huge scale of the problem, he would surely not come out with such irresponsibly deceitful statements.  France is already divided, and no amount of deceitful wishful thinking will unite it.  The Koran is very clear on this point.


There are numerous verses in the Koran that instruct Muslims to attack unbelievers.  There are verses that do specifically command beheading, notably Koran 47:4 and 8:12  Note however that Koran 47:4 has been abrogated by the “verse of the sword” Koran 9:5.

            Koran 47:4 So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks…

Take note of the possibility that apologists for Islam may quote Koran 47:4 to deceitfully claim that beheading only applies during a battle.  This verse goes on to explain that prisoners taken during battle should be tied up, i.e. not beheaded.  We know however that this verse was not followed because Mohammed himself slew hundreds of Jewish prisoners.  The apologists will of course not mention that this verse has been abrogated by a more intolerant verse, nor will they mention that Mohammed himself massacred Jewish prisoners.

What is interesting to note however is that the Koran can attempt to obscure the full, harsh reality.  And this is the case with Koran 8:12, which has not been abrogated.  See these translations into English:

Koran 8:12 ˹Remember, O Prophet,˺ when your Lord revealed to the angels, “I am with you. So make the believers stand firm. I will cast horror into the hearts of the disbelievers. So strike their necks and strike their fingertips.”   Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

Koran 8:12  When thy Lord inspired the angels, (saying): I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will throw fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite the necks and smite of them each finger.   Pickthall

The reality is of course, that striking at the neck would sever the important arteries and death would follow.  At that point, whether the head is entirely severed or not seems unimportant, however Islam has created piles of human heads on numerous occasions, and shows no signs of abating.


France has traditionally promoted secularism – the strict separation of religion from the state.  France has also upheld the virtues: Liberté, égalité, fraternité – liberty, equality, fraternity.  None of these virtues are compatible with Islam.

This attack on the schoolteacher has amply demonstrated that secularism cannot exist now in France: even though all Muslim pupils were asked to leave the classroom before the discussions on free speech were started, nevertheless one Muslim pupil remained.  That one pupil was enough to effectively shut down free speech.  This classroom is a microcosm of the entire nation: it indicates that complete freedom is not possible in France, if even a single Muslim remains in France.