Islamist knifemen forced priest, 84, to kneel and filmed his death as they slit his throat
: Hollande says ‘France is at war with ISIS’ after jihadists storm French church during Mass chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’
The ISIS knifemen who rushed a church filmed themselves butchering an 84-year-old priest after forcing him to kneel – before they a ‘chanted in Arabic’ at the altar, a terrified witness has revealed today.
The 84-year-old priest, named as Jacques Hamel, had his throat cut in a Normandy church this morning in an attack that also left a nun critically injured and both terrorists dead.
The two killers, who were both known to French authorities, were shot dead by police marksmen as they emerged from the building shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. The building was later searched for bombs.
French president Francois Hollande, who visited the scene today, said the country is ‘at war’ with ISIS after the terror group claimed responsibility for the brutal attack.
One of the jihadis who stormed into the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen during mass was a French 19-year-old named Adel K., who was being monitored by electronic tag after twice attempting to join fanatics in Syria. Unbelievably, his bail terms allowed him to be unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm – the attack happened between 9am and 11am.
Adel K is understood to have forced the priest to kneel while his accomplice, who also lived locally and was on a terrorist watchlist, filmed the brutal killing.
This afternoon it emerged that the murdered clergyman was deputising while the regular parish priest was on holiday. French authorities say they have arrested a third man over the attack – a 17-year-old man believed known as HB and believed to be a relative of Adel K.
From :Daily Mail