A French police source told CNN that one of the jihadis had tried to go to fight in Syria last year, but had been stopped in Turkey by authorities there.
He was then sent back to France and sent to prison in May 2015, before he was released, placed under police surveillance and forced to wear an electronic monitoring tag. Why was he walking the streets? What’s the point of the monitoring tag? And why don’t we allow these Muslims to go and fight for the Islamic State? Let them fight and die there. By forcing them to stay in our countries, we are inviting jihad slaughter.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said: “Evil attacks the weakest, denies truth and love, is defeated through Jesus Christ. Pray for France, for victims, for their communities.”
Even now, the dhimmi Archbishop cannot say Islam or jihad.
Hollande says France is at war with ISIS: Islamist knifemen chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ behead French priest, 86, and leave nun fighting for her life after storming Mass – before police shoot them dead< Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am Reports that one of the attackers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they launched attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen Vatican has condemned the ‘barbaric’ killing of the 86-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is ‘at war’ with the terror group One attackers lived locally and had electronic tag having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015
By Peter Allen In France and Julian Robinson for MailOnline, 26 July 2016
Francois Hollande says France is at war with ISIS after Islamist knifemen chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ beheaded a French priest and left a nun fighting for her life – before police shot them both dead.
The 86-year-old priest was butchered while two nuns and two parishioners were held by assailants who raided the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy during morning mass at 9am.
The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel, is believed to have been beheaded during the attack while another hostage, said to be a nun, 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 France is ‘at war’ with ISIS while the terror group has claimed responsibility for the killing.
There were reports the attackers shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as they ran out of 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.
There are also reports that one of the attackers was a local resident who was under electronic tag surveillance having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015. His bail terms allowed him to be unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm – the attack happened between 9am and 11.am.
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A priest has been butchered by knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking hostages before being shot dead by police
The clergyman, named as Jacques Hamel (pictured), was knifed to death during the attack while another hostage is fighting for their life in hospital
Units attending including the elite RAID, the anti-terrorist unit that was heavily involved in the Paris attacks last year, in which almost 150 people were murdered
The clergyman was knifed to death during the attack while another hostage is fighting for their life in hosptial. The two attackers have been ‘neutralised’ by elite marksmen in a dramatic police operation
Lock down: The area was cordoned off and soldiers were called to the scene as a search for explosives got underway at the church today
ISIS has already claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published by its Aamaq news agency. It said the killing was carried out by ‘two soldiers of the Islamic State.’ It added the killing was in response to its calls to target countries of the US-led coalition which is fighting ISIS.
French President Francois Hollande, visiting the scene of the attack, appealed for ‘unity’ in France, where political blame-trading has poisoned the aftermath of the Nice truck attack, the third major strike in the country in 18 months.
‘The threat remains very high,’ said Hollande. ‘We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us. We have to wage war by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy.’
Pope Francis has expressed his ‘pain and horror’ at the incident with a spokesman saying the Pontiff was appalled by the ‘barbaric killing’ because it happened in a sacred place.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: ‘Evil attacks the weakest, denies truth and love, is defeated through Jesus Christ. Pray for France, for victims, for their communities.’
The two men held the priest and congregation of four – which included two nuns – hostage for almost an hour before being shot as they emerged on to the courtyard of the church.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry in Paris had earlier said that they had crept into the church via a back entrance during a morning service, soon after 9am. The two men seized the priest, two sisters from a local order, and two parishioners.
‘A third nun escaped and raised the alarm, and anti-terrorists officers were on the scene within minutes,’ said a source who lives locally. ‘It appears that the priest who was celebrating the service was attacked first, and had his throat cut.
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