ISIS Terrorists Storm Catholic Church in Normandy – Hold Hostages – Behead Priest
Father Jacques Hamel was born in 1930 and ordained in 1958.
On Tuesday he was beheaded by ISIS while holding mass in France.
Fr Jacques Hamel. Born 1930. Ordained 1958. "He was a good priest…discrete. He was quiet, didn't like attention." pic.twitter.com/ziZX0wEhFg
— Fr John Hogan ن (@jshocds) July 26, 2016
One of the attackers was a local who was jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015.
ISIS took credit for the bloody attack today.
— Katie Zavadski (@katiezavadski) July 26, 2016
The Muslim terrorists entered the church during mass and beheaded the priest.
— Catholic Herald (@CatholicHerald) July 26, 2016
The Daily Mail reported:
A priest has been ‘beheaded’ by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police.
Five people including the 86-year-old priest, two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy at 9am.
The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel, is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage is fighting for life in hospital.
The two attackers were ‘neutralised’ by marksmen as they emerged from the building, which is now being searched for explosives. French president Francois Hollande said the men ‘claimed to be from’ ISIS while the terror group has claimed responsibility through its news agency.
There were reports the attackers shouted ‘Daesh’ – an alternative name for ISIS often used by the French government – as they ran into the church while at least one of the men was dressed in Islamic clothing.
It comes as it emerged that the building was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist ‘hit list’ found on a suspected ISIS extremist last April.
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) July 26, 2016
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