Hello Jeff - I noticed that even the NY Times is reporting on
the horror in France where Muslim savages invaded a Catholic Church during
Morning Mass and slit the throat of a well-loved 85 year old Priest and
killing two parishioners...as well as taking two nuns and three parishioners
There would have been many more casualties had the French police not shot
the two Muslim SAVAGES.
The Muslims have served notice on Western society that they are NOT asylum
seekers but rather they are terrorists living in the West and living among
us for the purpose of killing as many white Christians as possible and
for the purpose of tearing down our democratic government and ending civilized
Islam is NOT a religion and therefore ALL MOSQUES in the West should be
closed down. Islam should be banned in Western countries. Sharia law has
no place in the West with our traditional civilized society and no place
in a society that is advanced...and a society that is technologically
superior to the Third World Islamic throw backs from the 6th Century.
In other words, the time has arrived to ban Islam in Western countries.
That time in NOW, not in a few years.
Any society that cheers at the throat-slitting of a beloved 85 year old
priest during a Christian Mass is a backward, non-viable and ignorant
society. To think that they did this because of something they mistakenly
identify as a 'religion' (Islam) is totally ignorant.
It is time to deport all Muslims who invaded Western countries and send
them home to their countries of origin. These monstrous beasts do
not have the intelligence to live in a civilized Western society and therefore
do not deserve to live in one.
It is also time to pull our people from Iraq, Afghanistan and ALL Muslim
countries. Our troops have done nothing constructive or good over
there. We have killed and destroyed entire nations
and millions of human beings. In many ways, what we have done over
there is no better than the terrorist savages who killed the priest.
The muslim sects are too ignorant and hate-filled to live with one another
without fighting and killing each other over differences in their approach
to Islam. We cannot be a monitor on the playground any longer…good or
bad. We should pull our people from the Islamic countries and let
the various Islamic nations have Civil War. We are not the policemen of
the world. I do not believe that we should waste one more dollar or one
more Western life in these Islamic hellhole wars. They should be left
on their own…to their own devices.
As we withdraw from Islamic countries, so, too, it is necessary for all
Muslim SAVAGES to withdraw from Western Nations. They have served notice
on Western society that they can not live in civilized countries...therefore
it is time for a parting of the ways.
ISIS Credited With Church Attack And Murder Of Priest
By ADAM NOSSITER and BENOÎT MORENNE
ST.-ÉTIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France — Two men with knives stormed a parish
church in northern France on Tuesday morning and took several hostages,
slitting the throat of an 85-year-old priest and critically injuring another
person, before the attackers were shot dead by the police, officials said.
President François Hollande blamed the Islamic State for the attack —
the latest in a series of assaults that have left Europe stunned, fearful
and angry — and soon after the terrorist group claimed responsibility,
calling the attackers its “soldiers.”
Mr. Hollande traveled to St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the town in Normandy
where the attack occurred, and met the priest’s family and the town’s
mayor, Hubert Wulfranc. “We must realize that the terrorists will not
give up until we stop them,” Mr. Hollande said. “It is our will. The French
must know that they are threatened, that we are not the only country —
Germany is, as well as others — and that their strength lies in their
The Rev. Jacques Hamel, the church’s auxiliary priest, was stabbed to
death around 9:30 a.m., as Mass was ending. Two nuns and three worshipers
were held hostage. Two people were injured, one of them severely.
“I heard several gunshots,” said Pascal Quilan, who works at a funeral
home near the church. “Then, loads of police.” He added, referring to
Father Hamel: “It’s a huge loss for the town. He was someone with lots
of humility. It’s really unimaginable.”
As the crisis unfolded, the National Police urged residents via Twitter
to keep away from the scene and not enter a security perimeter that had
been established around the church.
The Rouen unit of the B.R.I., a police team that specializes in major
crimes like armed robberies and kidnappings, “arrived extremely quickly
and positioned itself around the church,” an Interior Ministry spokesman,
Pierre-Henry Brandet, told reporters in Paris.
The two hostage-takers left the church and were shot by the police, Mr.
Brandet said. A police bomb squad searched the church to make sure it
had not been booby-trapped with explosive devices. One man was arrested
near the church and held for questioning.
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St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, a working-class suburb of the ancient city of
Rouen, is about 65 miles northwest of Paris and has about 29,000 inhabitants,
including many retired chemical and metal workers. Townspeople said it
was a peaceful community with a number of residents of immigrant ancestry.
The town’s mosque opened in 2000 on land donated by the Catholic parish.
At the Vatican, a spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said that Pope
Francis was horrified at the “barbaric killing” of a priest and issued
“the most severe condemnation of all forms of hatred.”
Terrorism and Attacks By REUTERS 00:50
Hollande on Attack at French Church
Hollande on Attack at French Church
President François Hollande of France says that his country needs to fight
the war against Islamic State “by all our means.” By REUTERS on Publish
Date July 26, 2016. Photo by Charly Triballeau/Agence France-Presse —
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The pope is scheduled to travel to Krakow, Poland, this week to attend
the World Youth Day celebration. In a statement from Krakow, Archbishop
Dominique Lebrun of Rouen said that he would return home immediately and
that his vicar general, or principal deputy, the Rev. Philippe Maheut,
was on site to provide comfort to parishioners. The parish priest, the
Rev. Auguste Moanda-Phuati, said by telephone that he, too, was racing
back to the church from a vacation near Paris.
Archbishop Lebrun made an appeal for peace. “The Catholic Church has only
prayer and brotherhood among men as its weapons,” he said. “I leave here
hundreds of young people who are truly the future of humanity. I ask them
not to give in to the violence, and to become apostles of the civilization
The attack drew statements of condemnation from across French society.
Dalil Boubakeur, the president of the French Council of the Muslim Faith,
called the attack “barbaric and criminal” and declared that “Muslims stand
together behind the government to defend France and its institutions.”
The Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions said that the
attack “marks a new stage in the spread of terrorism in France” and that
“the authorities and the population must now quickly adapt to this new
But the attack also renewed criticism of Mr. Hollande and his Socialist
government from his political rivals. “We must be merciless,” Nicolas
Sarkozy, Mr. Hollande’s predecessor as president and the leader of the
opposition Republicans, said in a statement to reporters. “The legal quibbling,
precautions and pretexts for insufficient action are not acceptable.”
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right Front National, who is also
expected to run for the presidency, said that both major parties had failed
the country. “All those who have governed us for 30 years bear an immense
responsibility,” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s revolting to watch them bickering!”
France has had three major terrorist attacks in the space of 19 months:
an assault on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and other locations
around Paris in January 2015, which killed 17 people; coordinated attacks
on a soccer stadium, the Bataclan concert hall, and cafes and restaurants
in and around Paris on Nov. 13, which killed 130 people; and a rampage
on July 14 in the southern city of Nice by a man who rammed a cargo truck
into a Bastille Day crowd and shot at the police with a handgun, killing
The country has been concerned about the threat against churches for some
time. In April 2015, the authorities arrested Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a 24-year-old
Algerian computer science student. He had amassed a trove of weapons in
a Paris apartment, was thought to be planning an attack on at least one
church, and was suspected in the killing of a 32-year-old woman, Aurélie
Châtelain, whose body was found in a parked car in Villejuif, a Paris
Mr. Ghlam had been ordered by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian militant who
went on to help organize the November attacks on Paris, to open fire on
a church in Villejuif, according to a report by French antiterrorism police,
but the attack was not carried out.
Since the Villejuif attack was foiled, many houses of worship in France,
including mosques and synagogues, have been on a heightened state of alert.
The country has roughly 45,000 Catholic churches, so protecting them is
a very difficult task.
Father Hamel was born on Nov. 30, 1930, in Darnétal, a town about five
miles from St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray, and celebrated the 50th anniversary
of his ordination in 2008.
“He could have retired at 75, but seeing how few priests were around he
decided to stay and work, to continue to be of service to people, up until
it all ended tragically,” Father Moanda-Phuati, the parish priest, said
in a phone interview. “He was loved by all. He was a little like a grandfather.
We were happy when he was around and worried when we hadn’t seen him in
The nave of the church, which has a slate roof, dates to the 16th century.
A bell tower was added in the 17th century, and the choir was rebuilt
in 1837. The church’s stained-glass windows were destroyed by German bombing
Adam Nossiter reported from St.-Étienne-du-Rouvray and Benoît Morenne
from Paris. Daphné Anglès and Martin de Bourmont contributed reporting
from Paris, and Hannah Olivennes from London.