The French government has ordered a Paris mosque to close for six months after reports that videos had been shown condemning the beheading victim, 47 year-old teacher Samuel Paty, who was killed in a lone wolf attack in Paris on Friday.

The mosque had posted Mr Paty’s school’s address on Facebook and called for ‘action’ after the history teacher showed cartoon images of Mohammad in connection with a hearing connected with Charlie Hebdo.

However, after the killing the mosque condemned it.

So far, 15 people have been arrested in the wake of the murder, including the parent of a child at the school who had called for a fatwa on social media.

Mr Paty will be awarded France’s highest honour, the Legion d’Honneur.

PHOTO: A woman reads a prefectoral decree installed on the entrance gates of the Grand Mosque of Pantin, near Paris, France, October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Antony Paone