The French school teacher, who was beheaded by an Islamist terrorist, is said to have received the highest order of earnings in the country, the Legion of Honor.
ISIS continues 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 pictures of Prophet Muhammad in a free speech class.
But when the French government promised to honor the teacher with a national ceremony at the Sorbonne on Wednesday, ISIS jihadists produced repulsive propaganda with a photo of Paty's severed head.
It was taped by Chechen extremist Aboulakh Anzorov after he cut it and just before he was shot dead in the street by police.
The sick picture was published in a magazine published in India which said, "If your freedom of expression does not prevent you from criticizing the Prophet Mohammed, our swords will not cease to defend the honor of the Prophet Mohammed."
Teacher Samuel Paty (left) was beheaded in the Paris suburbs on Friday after sharing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. Brahim Chinina (right), the father of a girl in his class, issued what the French interior minister called a "fatwa" against him
The terrorist's body was lying in the middle of the street after he was killed by French police after he refused to surrender
Three feminists are arrested for pasting naked pictures of Mohammed on the city walls in Toulouse
Three feminists were arrested in Toulouse on Monday after taping nude pictures of Mohammed on walls in the city center.
The cartoons were drawn by Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Stéphane Charbonnier, who was killed in the satirical newspaper's offices in the 2015 terrorist attack.
Armed with brushes and glue, the trio said they wanted to put up a thousand posters "to flood the center of Toulouse".
One of them said: "We have to move quickly because it remains a risky move. We are not here to hold a press conference."
"In France a man was slaughtered for showing cartoons," she told a viewer.
Within half an hour, however, the three women were arrested after 20 minutes for illegal air mail.
It is believed that Anzorov shared the graphic images with other Russian-speaking jihadists before they were telegraphed to pro-ISIS accounts.
A witness who saw Paty's severed head described how Anzorov took photos of it in the moments after the murder and before the terrorist was shot by police.
The murder has sparked renewed crackdown on extremism in France, where ministers plan to shut down two Islamic organizations and a Paris mosque.
While ISIS did not take responsibility for Paty's murder, the magazine previously urged people to mimick the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, which was also seen as revenge for blasphemy against Mohammed.
The Charlie Hebdo attackers "gave others a clear path" because Western governments "would not carry out the punishment for the blasphemy prescribed by Islam," ISIS magazine said.
The 2015 murders were the first in a series of terrorist attacks to rock France in recent years, including Paty's beheading last Friday.
Al-Qaeda supporters have also "celebrated" the attack and shared graphical images online, according to SITE Intelligence Group, a US-based monitor.
According to SITE director Rita Katz, there have also been posts from ISIS and al-Qaeda supporters claiming the killer will inspire other lone wolves.
Meanwhile, Paris prosecutors said they had opened an investigation into a foreign-hosted French neo-Nazi website that republished the photo of Paty's body.
The teacher's murder sparked renewed promises against Islamic extremists in France, with police carrying out a series of raids on Monday.
So far, 15 people have been arrested, including four students who may have helped the killer identify the teacher for money.
Law enforcement officers carried out 40 raids on Monday, mostly near Paris, with many more planned.
"We want to be very determined to harass and destabilize this movement," said a government source.
In addition, a 14-year-old French student has admitted having identified Paty to the terrorist who beheaded him after accepting the equivalent of 300 euros in cash.
The boy who accepted the money shared it with three friends, all of whom are also in custody. None of the children are considered Muslim, and they are not believed to have been aware of Anzorov's terrorist plans.
"Anzarov said he just wanted to film the teacher and ask him to apologize for showing the drawings to his class," an investigative source said.
Armed police guard outside the secondary school where Samuel Paty taught, while mourners lay flowers on the crime scene next to a sign that reads “Je suis Samuel”.
Candles, flowers and honors went to Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine last night, where he was killed. One message read: "Samuel is not a martyr (let's leave that word to the fanatics) … Samuel is a hero of the Republic & # 39;
Right-wing French leader Marine Le Pen speaks to the media as she takes part in a vigil for Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Monday evening
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin vowed that there would be "not a minute's break for enemies of the republic" after tens of thousands attended nationwide rallies.
Darmanin said the government would also get a better grip on institutions and charities with suspected links to Islamist networks.
Officials named two groups they would aim to shut down – the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, which monitors attacks against Muslims, and BarakaCity, which describes itself as a humanitarian organization.
In a social media post, BarakaCity accused Darmanin of "going crazy" and said he was taking advantage of a tragedy.
Darmanin also ordered a Paris mosque to be closed and accused its imam of promoting intimidation of the teacher and publicizing the school's address.
President Emmanuel Macron will attend a ceremony in Paris today after praising new measures against extremism.
Paty, 47, was attacked on his way home from the secondary school where he was teaching in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40 km from central Paris.
Anzorov was shot dead after refusing to lay down his guns in a dramatic conflict with police shortly after he murdered Paty.
Dramatic footage from a nearby house shows the deadly confrontation between French police and the terrorist they shot last Friday after he beheaded a school teacher who showed his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed
A witness who gave LCI news channel only his first name Stephane said he was around when the "barbaric" attack took place and was protecting himself with his children.
“We didn't know what was going on. There was only one beheaded man in front of our house, ”he said, adding that he had seen the attacker take pictures.
A photo of the teacher and a message confessing his murder were later found on Anzorov's phone.
The terrorist had come to France with his family from the predominantly Muslim-Russian region of Chechnya more than a decade ago.
Four members of the killer's family were among those detained.
Those studied also included the father of a 13-year-old school girl who was in Paty's class when he showed the controversial pictures.
Paty had given Muslim children the opportunity to leave the classroom, but the class still led to an uproar.
The father, Brahim Chnina, launched an online campaign against the teacher and has now been arrested along with a well-known Islamist radical.
On Monday, Darmanin accused the couple of issuing a "fatwa" against the teacher to whom the terrorist responded.
Great emotions were still felt outside Paty's school on Monday as Muslim leaders gathered to offer condolences and distance their religion from the atrocity.
“It is very important to come here to show our grief, to show that what happened here is not Islam. It was done by thugs who have nothing to do with Islam, ”said Kemadou Gassama, an imam in Paris.
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