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Anger as writer condemns 'brutal police murder' of Islamist terrorist who beheaded French teacher

A British-based writer sparked outrage last night by condemning French police for shooting dead the armed Islamist terrorist who beheaded teacher Samuel Paty.

Dana Nawzar Jaf – a former Chevening Scholar at Durham University – questioned the police’s decision to kill Chechen fanatic Aboulakh Anzorov, fearing the terrorist would attack them or others.

Mr Jaf, who describes himself as a Kurdish activist, had taken to Twitter, posting: ‘I fully condemn French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night.

Dana Nawzar Jaf (pictured) – a former Chevening Scholar at Durham University – questioned the police's decision to kill Chechen fanatic Aboulakh Anzorov

Dana Nawzar Jaf (pictured) – a former Chevening Scholar at Durham University – questioned the police’s decision to kill Chechen fanatic Aboulakh Anzorov

‘Macron and his security apparatus should explain to the public what was the need for the use of the disproportionate force against someone suspected of a knife crime. France is in crisis.’ 

Mr Jaf – an occasional writer for the Left-leaning New Statesman magazine, did not condemn the beheading itself.

His Twitter account, which bears the motto ‘build bridges and destroy idols’, was inundated with angry comments.

One poster wrote: ‘Police have done what they needed to do. They were protecting their citizens.’

Last night, Mr Jaf, who is believed to have arrived in Britain as an exchange student from Iraq in 2009, could not be reached for comment.

Mr Jaf, who describes himself as a Kurdish activist, had taken to Twitter, posting: 'I fully condemn French police's brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night (pictured)

Mr Jaf, who describes himself as a Kurdish activist, had taken to Twitter, posting: ‘I fully condemn French police’s brutal senseless murder of the Muslim suspect last night (pictured)

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