French teacher decapitated by Islamist will be awarded the Legion d'Honneur for ...

The French school teacher beheaded by an Islamist terrorist is to be awarded the country's highest order of merit, the Legion d'Honneur.

ISIS continue to celebrate the murder of Samuel Paty, 47, who was slaughtered in broad daylight outside his school by an 18-year-old Chechen national after showing images of the prophet Muhammad in a freedom of expression class.

But while the French government vows to honour the teacher with a national ceremony at the Sorbonne on Wednesday, ISIS jihadists have produced revolting propaganda using a photo of Paty's severed head.

It was taken by the Chechen jihadist Aboulakh Anzorov after he cut it off and shortly before he was shot in the street by police. 

The sick image has featured in a magazine published in India, which says: 'If your freedom of expression doesn't stop you from criticising Prophet Mohammed then our swords will not stop defending the honour of Prophet Mohammed.' 

It also emerged today that Anzorov was in text-message contact before the attack with one of the parents from Paty's school who had complained about the images. 

The killer had exchanged messages on WhatsApp with the father of a girl in Paty's class, police sources said.

Teacher Samuel Paty (pictured) was beheaded in Paris on Friday after he shared cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class. His killer shared a video of the victim's severed head online

Investigations are focusing on Brahim Chnina (pictured), father of a 13-year-old girl in Paty's class, who denounced the teacher online and gave details of the school. He has since been arrested

Teacher Samuel Paty (left) was beheaded in the Paris suburbs on Friday after he shared cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in class, leading Brahim Chinina (right), the father of a girl in his class, to issue what France's interior minister called a 'fatwa' against him 

The terrorist's body lying in the middle of the road after he was killed by French police following his refusal to surrender

The terrorist's body lying in the middle of the road after he was killed by French police following his refusal to surrender 

French MPs pay tribute in front of the National Assembly building in Paris today with a picture of Samuel Paty displayed on the steps

French MPs pay tribute in front of the National Assembly building in Paris today with a picture of Samuel Paty displayed on the steps 

Three feminists are arrested for pasting naked images of Mohammed on city centre walls in Toulouse

Three feminists were arrested in Toulouse on Monday after pasting naked images of Mohammed on walls in the city centre.  

The caricatures were drawn by Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Stéphane Charbonnier who was killed in the 2015 terror attack at the satirical paper's offices. 

Armed with paintbrushes and glue, the trio said they wanted to put up a thousand of the posters to 'inundate the centre of Toulouse'. 

One of them said that 'we have to go quickly because it remains a risky action, we are not there to give a press conference'. 

'A man was slaughtered in France for showing caricatures,' she told a bystander.  

However, within half an hour the three women were arrested for illegal fly-posting, according to 20 Minutes.  

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Anzorov is believed to have shared the graphic images with fellow Russian-speaking jihadists before it was distributed among pro-ISIS accounts on Telegram. 

A witness who saw Paty's severed head described seeing Anzorov take pictures of it in the moments after the killing and before the terrorist was shot dead by police. 

The murder has led to a renewed crackdown on extremism in France where ministers plan to shut down two Islamic organisations and a Paris mosque. 

One imam apologised today after his mosque shared details of Paty and his school on Facebook following a campaign by an outraged Muslim father. 

'Given what happened we regret having published it, said imam M'hammed Henniche, according to France Info. 

'We are currently seeing how in the future to take a step back before getting carried away on things like that.' 

While ISIS has not claimed responsibility for Paty's killing, the magazine has previously urged people to emulate the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris which was also seen as revenge for blasphemy against Mohammed. 

The Charlie Hebdo attackers were 'leaving a clear path for others to follow' because Western governments would not 'carry out the punishment for the blasphemy prescribed by Islam', the ISIS magazine said. 

The 2015 killings were the first in a series of terror attacks which have rocked France in recent years, including Paty's beheading last Friday. 

According to the SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based monitor, supporters of al-Qaeda have also been 'celebrating' the attack and sharing graphic images online.

There have also been posts from ISIS and al-Qaeda

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