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Germany: Berlin stands in solidarity with Paris over killing of Samuel Paty03:25

Germany: Berlin stands in solidarity with Paris over killing of Samuel Paty

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October 19, 2020 at 14:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said that the German government stands with France "against Islamist violence," amid mourning the killing of French teacher Samuel Paty whilst speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Monday.

"It was moving to see how the people mourned and demonstrated yesterday in Paris exactly for these values in remembrance of this teacher, Samuel Paty. The federal government stands on their side against Islamist violence, against hatred in every form. Our condolence goes to the family of the assassinated," said Seibert speaking at the Federal biweekly press conference on Monday adding that teacher Samuel Paty's message about freedom of speech mirrored the "values of German and France and our common Europe."

At the presser, Seibert also said that if Germany dwelled well with the initial phases of the COVID-19 outbreak in March was thanks to the joint effort of the Germans citizens and the State leaders.

On October 16, 47-year-old history teacher Paty was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. The teacher had recently shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech.

Germany: Berlin stands in solidarity with Paris over killing of Samuel Paty03:25
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German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said that the German government stands with France "against Islamist violence," amid mourning the killing of French teacher Samuel Paty whilst speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Monday.

"It was moving to see how the people mourned and demonstrated yesterday in Paris exactly for these values in remembrance of this teacher, Samuel Paty. The federal government stands on their side against Islamist violence, against hatred in every form. Our condolence goes to the family of the assassinated," said Seibert speaking at the Federal biweekly press conference on Monday adding that teacher Samuel Paty's message about freedom of speech mirrored the "values of German and France and our common Europe."

At the presser, Seibert also said that if Germany dwelled well with the initial phases of the COVID-19 outbreak in March was thanks to the joint effort of the Germans citizens and the State leaders.

On October 16, 47-year-old history teacher Paty was beheaded outside his school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. The teacher had recently shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad to his students during a discussion on freedom of speech.

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