Thibault Humbert, the mayor of Eragny-sur-Oise (Val-d’Oise), where the alleged killer of a professor was shot on Friday October 16, feels “dread and anger, “ he confided on franceinfo on Friday evening. This tragedy in the neighboring town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) is “very unexpected. There is a presence of Muslims in our city, but no known radicalization in the territory of Eragny “.
“It is astonishment to us. But when you are mayor, you know that the terrorist threat is present, you know that isolated acts like this can happen at any time. We must not let go, “he says.
“Freedom of expression and of the press are values of our Republic. This history teacher was very kind to the children whom Muhammad’s cartoons could possibly shock. I am shocked and I am very angry because this unfounded parental anger has been relayed on social media, ” concludes Thibault Humbert.