Another day, another horror apparently perpetrated by Islamists in the Western world – this time attacking Christians at worship. Once again, France reels.
The Daily Mail reports, An 86-year-old priest has been ‘beheaded’ by two ‘Islamic’ 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 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 ‘hovering between life and death’ in hospital.
The two attackers have been ‘neutralised’ by elite marksmen in a dramatic police operation while the building is being searched for possible explosives.
There were claims that the attackers shouted ‘Daesh’ – an alternative name for ISIS– as they ran into the church. At least one of the men was dressed in Islamic clothing, according to French media reports, and an anti-terrorist unit has already taken up the investigation.
The spokesman said the two men rushed 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, said the spokesman
‘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.
Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said police were searching the church and its perimeter for possible explosives and terrorism investigators had been summoned.
We pray this is not the beginning of terrible trend.
On a separate but related note, if you did happen to endure the first night of the Democrat National Convention (and Paul Simon’s excruciating rendition of his signature song “Bridge Over Troubled Water”), no doubt you noted the constant references to how full of hate Donald Trump is. But did you notice what was missing completely? Any mention of the threat of terrorism. Zip. Zilch. It’s as if the outside world does not exist for the Democrats.
Over and over we were reminded no matter where we come from, no matter what we look like, no matter “who we love,” we will be taken care of by Hillary Clinton. But I can’t remember a single time when ANYone said Hillary Clinton will keep us SAFE.
And that’s because they know she won’t.
Now more than ever, we need a commander in chief who will.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]