The latest Islamic terrorist attack on a church south of Rouen, France in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray throws ice on Barack Obama’s assessment of the world as the “vision of violence and chaos everywhere” not being “the experience of most people.”
Two Islamic jihadists, now neutralized, began their wave of terror after entering the church during morning mass.
The priest, Father Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old, priest was beheaded, three wounded among those taken hostage.
An elderly priest has been killed in a hostage situation in a church south of Rouen, Normandy, northern France this morning by alleged Islamist attackers. His killers, who are understood to have been shot dead by French police.
UPDATE 1320 — Islamic State claims responsibility, French President François Hollande confirms terrorist attack Media sources associated with the Islamic State have claimed the Rouen terror attack as their own, remarking that two of their own “soldiers” were responsible. Shortly beforehand the French President François Hollande told press that it was an act of terrorism and that both attackers had proclaimed their allegiance to the Islamic State. He called it a “disgusting attack”[…]
#FRANCE#IS‘ #Amaq English Statement Claims #Normandy #Church Attack Conducted By #IS “Soldiers”. #TerrorMonitor pic.twitter.com/myQqM3fGBg
— Terrormonitor.org (@Terror_Monitor) July 26, 2016
All of the usual suspects have come out against the latest Islamic terrorist attack while at the same time refusing to call it by its name.
#SaintEtienneDuRouvray : le PR @fhollande réunira demain matin la Conférence des représentants des cultes en France pic.twitter.com/OUYuaxuhtb
— Élysée (@Elysee) July 26, 2016
“Notre ennemi n’a pas de tabous, n’a pas de limites, n’a pas de frontières.” @NicolasSarkozy #SaintEtienneDuRouvray
— Paris avec Sarkozy (@sarkozyparis) July 26, 2016
Translation: “Our enemy has no taboos, has no limits, has no borders.”
La responsabilité de tous ceux qui nous gouvernent depuis 30 ans est immense. Les voir bavarder est révoltant ! #SaintEtienneDuRouvray MLP
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) July 26, 2016
Translation: “The responsibility of all those who govern us for 30 years is immense. See them chatting is revolting!”
Vatican condemns murder of priest in French church https://t.co/Wz8GkzyTJN #Normandie pic.twitter.com/EU8xhjC1zq
— Catholic Herald (@CatholicHerald) July 26, 2016
Vatican condemns “barbaric murder” in #SaintEtienneduRouvray church attack, says @Pontifex shares “pain and horror” https://t.co/bDrdFDa4n3
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 26, 2016