THIS footage shows the moment a jihadi who beheaded a teacher is killed by cops after attempting to attack them with a knife.
Aboulakh Anzorov, 18, was shot dead by police shortly after killing teacher Samuel Paty, 47, in a suburb of Paris on Friday afternoon.
The tense confrontation, filmed by a resident from his home, shows the man threatening police with a knife before he was shot dead by cops in the town of Eragny-sur-Oise – two miles from where the teacher was slain.
The history and geography teacher is understood to have been killed because he showed his class a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
Anzorov shared pictures and videos online with Chechen ISIS Telegram channels, and also denounced Emmanuel Macron as the “leader of the infidels”.
He posted one graphic image of Mr Paty on social media alongside a threat in French to those who “insult” the prophet.
Anzorov wrote: “In the name of Allah, to Macron, the leader of the infidels, I executed one of your hellhounds who dared to belittle Muhammad (may peace be upon him).”
The killer, a Russian national of Chechen origin, had been granted a ten-year residency as a refugee in March and wasn’t known to intelligence services.
Thousands denounced the slaughter at several demonstrations that took place across the nation yesterday.
French placards read “No to brutality” and “I am a teacher,” as crowds gathered in Paris, Toulouse and Lille.
A picture of a body lying in the road was shared on Twitter after French anti-terror prosecutors confirmed a man had been beheaded[/caption]
A protester wears a face mask donning the message: ‘Je Suis Samuel’ – I am Samuel[/caption]
Protesters gathered at Paris’ Place de la Republique yesterday[/caption]
French Prime Minister Jean Castex, the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and Paris’ deputy mayor Audrey Pulvar joined members of the public in Paris’ Place de la Republique.
Demonstrators also gathered in major cities including Lyon, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Montpellier and Bordeaux.
Many held signs which read “Je Suis Samuel” – a nod to the slogan “Je Suis Charlie” which was adopted after the Charlie Hebdo shootings in January 2015. Others waved French flags above the crowds.
Samuel Paty previously received death threats for producing images of the Prophet Mohammed in a lesson on freedom of expression.
Investigations are focusing on Brahim Chnina, father of a 13-year-old girl in Paty’s class, who denounced the teacher online and gave details of the school. He has since been arrested.
Branding Mr Paty a thug, he asked the community to complain about the teacher’s behaviour. The killer is presumed to have seen the video and acted upon it.
‘TERRORISTS WILL NOT DIVIDE’
The jihadi was shot dead by cops after severing his victim’s head with a kitchen knife in the Paris suburb of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday.
The killer’s uncle told French television: “He was a child. He was only 18. If he were still alive, I would have asked him: ‘Why did you do that? What was going on your head?’ He must have been influenced by someone.”
Anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said an investigation for murder with a suspected terrorist motive was opened.
At least four of those detained are family members of the attacker, while his half-sister joined the Islamic State group in Syria in 2014, Mr Ricard said.
The prosecutor said a text claiming responsibility and a photograph of the victim were found on Anzorov’s phone.
He also confirmed that a Twitter account under the name Abdoulakh A belonged to the suspect.
President Emmanuel Macron condemned the horror when he visited the school on Friday afternoon.
He said: “A citizen has been murdered today because he was a teacher and because he taught freedom of expression.
“The whole country stands behind its teachers. Terrorists will not divide France, obscurantism will not win.”
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Friday’s attack is the fifth this year alone in France.
Last month, several people were detained in connection with a knife attack outside Charlie Hebdo’s former offices in Paris.
France has been plagued by several terror attacks since 2015.
The deadliest was in November 2015 when 130 people were killed in Paris as suicide bombers targeted the Stade de France, cafés, restaurants and the Bataclan music venue.
In July 2016, 86 people were killed and more than 400 injured when a 19-tonne truck was deliberately driven into crowds in Nice.
Flowers are laid at the school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine where Samuel Paty was working[/caption]
A protester holds the card with the message: ‘Bleeding’[/caption]
A teacher stands with a placard reading ‘I am a teacher and I will continue to teach the freedom of speech’ near the entrance of a middle school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine[/caption]
President Emmanuel Macron told the nation that ‘Terrorists would not divide France’[/caption]