The next time that you hear an official tell you not to worry about muslims that they have under survelliance, remember this.
Once again, the simplicity and evil genius of “lone wolf” attacks that were called for by Al-Qaida’s number 2, Musab al Suri.
‘When I saw them I thought that’s it. It’s over’: Nun who escaped tells of her terror as attackers killed priest who ‘loved all people regardless of religion’
Attacker: Frenchman Adel Kermiche (pictured in 2011), now 19, has been identified as one of the attackers. He was twice arrested for trying to join ISIS in Syria and was put under police surveillance
- Survivor Sister Danielle told how they were targeted for being Christians
- Vicious attack saw Father Jacques Hamel, 84, slaughtered by ISIS fanatics
- Two nuns and two parishioners were also taken hostage during the attack
- Two ISIS knifemen were shot dead by police after shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’
Sister Danielle was at the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray when the knife-wielding attackers stormed into the church, after morning mass at 9.45am.
One has been identified as a 19-year-old Frenchman Adel Kermiche, who was twice arrested for trying to join ISIS in Syria and was under police surveillance at the time of the savage attack.
Survivor: Sister Danielle, who was in the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray when two ISIS fighters stormed in waving guns, revealed how they were targeted for being Christian
Murdered: Father Jacques Hamel, 84, was slaughtered in the horrific assault, which saw the two knifemen film themselves as they cut his throat
‘It was fear, especially when they entered,’ revealed Sister Danielle in an interview with the BBC.
‘When I saw them I said to myself, “well, that’s it. It’s over”. They were so motivated.
‘They told me “you Christians, you kill us”.’
The nun explained how 84-year-old Catholic priest Father Jacques Hamel had just celebrated his mass when the attackers ‘took his place and started preaching in Arabic’.
She described how the pair ‘forced him to kneel and told him not to move’.
Moments later, they murdered the priest, filming themselves as they cut his throat in a savage attack.
She added: ‘Jacques loved all people regardless of religion. That is all I can say. A faithful priest, a priest who loved everybody, who loved much.’
As well as Father Jacques Hamel, they had taken four other hostages – two nuns and two parishioners.