The Religion of Peace strikes again in Northern France.
This sounds much like odium fidei.
The murderers shouted “Daesh!”
Two attackers take hostages in French church, slit priest’s throat before being shot dead by police
PARIS — Two attackers seized hostages Tuesday in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing a priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.
Another person inside the church was seriously injured and is hovering between life and death, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
Police managed to rescue three people from the church in the small northwestern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Brandet said. The hostage-taking occurred during morning Mass, he told reporters.
Tuesday’s slaying inside a church “is obviously a drama for the Catholic community, for the Christian community,” Brandet told reporters. Brandet, speaking on BFM TV, said the RAID special intervention force was searching the church and its perimeter for possible explosives and terrorism investigators had been summoned.
The identities of the attackers and motive for the attack are unclear, according to a security official, who was not authorized to be publicly named.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for the attack. The claim came in a statement published Tuesday by the ISIL-affiliated Aamaq news agency.
It said the attack near the Normandy city of Rouen was carried out by “two soldiers of the Islamic State.”
It added the attack was in response to its calls to target countries of the U.S.-led coalition which is fighting ISIL.
French President Francois Hollande called the attack a “vile terrorist attack” and said it’s another more sign that France is at war with ISIL.
“We must lead this war with all our means,” he said in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Hollande expressed support for all France’s Catholics but said the attack targets “all the French.”