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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 07:55 AM

 

France: Islamist Church Attack: Priest killed in hostage-taking near Rouen

Paris Bataclan, Nice, Bavaria music festival, Rouen, I wonder if there's a common thread?

France church attack: Priest killed in hostage-taking near Rouen

The area has been cordoned off and police have told people to stay away
A priest has been killed in an attack by two armed men at his church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France.

The attackers entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during Mass, taking the priest, Fr Jacques Hamel, 84, and four other people hostage.
Police later surrounded the church and French TV said shots were fired. Both hostage-takers are now dead.

President Francois Hollande said the men claimed to be from so-called Islamic State (IS).
Speaking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, he said the attackers had committed a "cowardly assassination" and France would fight IS "by all means".

The IS-linked Amaq news agency said "two soldiers of the Islamic State" had carried out the attack.

Pope Francis decried the "pain and horror of this absurd violence".
French interior ministry spokesman, Pierre-Henri Brandet, said one of the hostages had been critically wounded. He said the hostage-takers had been "neutralised" after coming out of the church. Police were now searching the church for explosives.

Police sources said it appeared the attackers had slit the priest's throat with a knife.
The area has been cordoned off and police have told people to stay away.

Mr Brandet said the investigation into the incident would be led by anti-terrorism prosecutors. One of the men was known to the French intelligence services, French TV channel M6 has reported.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36892785

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Response to Albertoo (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 07:57 AM

1. The poor dears couldn't help themselves. US foreign policy made them do it!!!



For Fr. Jacques Hamel, and the others.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 07:59 AM

2. You're damn right. Those murderous (78 years old) French imperialist priests

 

I blame the priest and the parishioner who got their throats slit.

They must have been culturally insensitive.

Somehow.

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Response to Albertoo (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 08:01 AM

3. Probably former Crusaders.

And thus simply paying for their war crimes.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 08:07 AM

4. You hit the nail on the head

 

I hope a great many more elderly priests are made to pay for their thought crimes.

Oh, and Bavarian music festival-goers too. Or Hong Kong Bavarian train passengers.

Probably former Chinese Crusaders.

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