Mosque outside Paris ordered to close amid investigation into French teacher’s beheading

Authorities in France

Authorities in France have ordered the Grand Mosque of Pantin near Paris to close temporarily, after it shared a video railing against teacher Samuel Paty, killed in a brutal attack outside the school where he worked on Friday.

The mosque in a low-income suburb had shared a video on its Facebook page just days before the attack on Paty, in which it criticized the teacher’s choice of material during a class discussion on freedom of expression, according to French investigators.

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