Jihadis threaten French prof: "This pig must have his head cut off"

They’re posting that online, alongside maps to his house.

Posting maps to an enemy’s house. That sounds familiar.

He says he’s “alone and abandoned,” but the article claims he’s under police guard 24-7. I think he means “alone and abandoned” by the state education ministry, which seems to have decided it’s his fault:

Interviewed over the telephone from a safe house by Europe 1 radio Friday, he said that “the education ministry has not even contacted me, has not deigned to get in touch to see if I need any help.”

On Thursday Education Minister Gilles de Robien expressed “solidarity” with the teacher, but also warned that “a state employee must show prudence and moderation in all circumstances.”

To its eternal credit, Le Figaro, the paper that published the column by Redeker that so piqued the jihadis’ interest, published a front-page letter today standing by him. I think this is it, but I don’t speak French. Anyone care to translate?

Fausta’s gone ahead and translated the original column. You can read that here.

Update: Extreme Centre has posted a translation of the Le Figaro letter.