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Seine-Saint-Denis: a first grade teacher imprisoned after translating songs for Daesh advocating jihad

2024-02-26T19:42:58.487Z

Highlights: A 26-year-old school teacher, working in Drancy (Seine-Saint-Denis), was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention very recently. The teacher is suspected of having performed at least five “ nasheeds ”, Muslim religious songs, which the Islamic State continues to use in its propaganda videos. The authorities accuse him of having translated into French, sung and “edited” these songs, before transmitting them to Daesh “executives” One of his songs was even broadcast on the main propaganda channel of the Islamic organization.


A 26-year-old Drancy school teacher is accused of having performed and recorded at least 5 religious songs, before transmitting them to executives of the Islamic State for distribution.


A jihadist teaching our children?

A 26-year-old school teacher, working in Drancy (Seine-Saint-Denis), was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention very recently, on February 16, as head of a terrorist criminal association with a view to committing

" crimes of attacks on persons,”

Le Figaro

learned

from the national anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office this Monday evening, February 26, confirming information from Le

Parisien

.

The teacher is suspected of having performed at least five

nasheeds

, Muslim religious songs, which the Islamic State continues to use in its propaganda videos.

The authorities accuse him of having translated into French, sung and

“edited”

these songs, before transmitting them to

Daesh

“executives” .

One of his songs was even broadcast on the main propaganda channel of the Islamic organization.

He claims to have been under “influence”

The young Franco-Algerian would also have

“obviously”

adhered to jihadist ideology, according to elements found in his personal electronic devices.

In the sights of the authorities for several years, Sofiane O. is also said to have privately distributed jihadist propaganda on social networks.

The young man - who has been a full professor since 2021, working with young children aged 6 to 7 - would have told investigators about

the "control"

of interlocutors, of whom he only knew the religious name and who would have asked him to perform “nasheeds” according to

Le Parisien

.

To our colleagues, his former lawyer described him as

“a teacher perfectly integrated into French life”

, married and father of a family.

The investigations were entrusted jointly to the anti-terrorist section of the criminal brigade (coordinating service) and to the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), specified the Pnat.

Source: lefigaro

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