On 16 October 2020, a French schoolteacher, Samuel Paty was brutally murdered on the streets of the French town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine by a violent extremist, who may have been a Muslim in name but certainly not by deed. In addition, earlier today, three people have been stabbed to death in Nice in a suspected terrorist attack. Inevitably, these horrific attacks, conducted on the false pretext of defending the honour of the Prophet of Islam sa have led to outrage and has exacerbated tensions between Muslims in France and the rest of French society.
Islam does not permit terrorism or extremism under any circumstances. Anyone who claims otherwise acts against the teachings of the Holy Quran and contrary to the noble character of the Holy Prophet of Islam.