Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

Samuel Paty and the world’s forgotten blasphemy laws

Flowers are laid for the murdered school teacher Samuel Paty (photo: Getty)

A schoolteacher, Samuel Paty, was decapitated in Paris on Friday for showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, in what turned out to be a fatal lesson on freedom of expression. It is the second Islamist attack in the city in less than a month, after a Pakistani man injured two near the former offices of Charlie Hebdo in late September.

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