Qatari sociologist Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari said in a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on October 18, 2020 that the recent murder and beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty in Paris may have been a "fabrication," similar to how the 9/11 attacks had been "orchestrated" to distort the reputation of Islam. He said that the Chechen killer may have been paid to carry out this attack, and that Paty may have even been paid to insult the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Ansari further said that while he condemns the murder, killings and stabbings are "normal reactions" to attacks against the Prophet Muhammad. He also said that Muslim ambassadors to France should be recalled and that French President Emmanuel Macron should be told that France’s freedom of speech laws are "stupid."
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Khazraj Al-Ansari: "It is not inconceivable that the [murder of French teacher Paty] is a fabrication. How can a murder be fabricated, you say? Murder is nothing for them. In order to distort Islam's good reputation, those dogs orchestrated the 9/11 incident, in which 3,000-4,000 people were killed. In order to distort the good reputation of Islam, the intelligence agencies have no problem to incite that Chechen man to kill that teacher: 'Kill him and cut off his head.' They may even have paid him money. They may even have incited the teacher to cause this provocation... By Allah, good brothers, they are capable of perpetrating the worst crimes in order to distort the good reputation of Islam and the Muslims.
"Strongly-worded messages must be delivered. We must recall our ambassadors [from France]. We must act. We cannot stand idly by when they curse the Prophet Muhammad. These are normal reactions: Killing, stabbing... When someone has zeal for his religion... I am telling you that according to the shari'a, this is wrong. We do not accept this. But we cannot hold people back... These people have zeal for their religion. So, dear brothers, just like we denounce [the murder], we must send a message to Macron and the French government, saying: 'This is a natural reaction to your stupidity. Your [freedom of speech] law is stupid.' This is the kind of language you should use with them."