France is at war with ISIS, as the terror group’s barbaric attacks on civilians continue. This time they struck a Catholic church in Normandy.
Francois Hollande says France is at war with ISIS after two Islamist knifemen butchered a French priest and left a nun fighting for her life before they were both shot dead by police in Normandy. One of the men who stormed into the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen during mass was a 19-year-old French national, who was being monitored by electronic tag after being jailed for trying to join fanatics in Syria.
The 86-year-old priest, named as Jacques Hamel, was beheaded while a nun is critically injured in hospital following the raid which saw five people held hostage by ISIS assailants shouting Allahu Akbar. This afternoon it emerged that the murdered clergyman was deputising while the parish priest was on holiday. French authorities say they have arrested a third man in connection with the attack.
The two killers were ‘neutralised’ by marksmen as they emerged from the building, which is now being searched for explosives. French president Hollande said France is ‘at war’ with ISIS while the terror group has claimed responsibility for the killing. It comes as it emerged that the building was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist ‘hit list’ found on a suspected ISIS extremist last April.
Meanwhile, progressives gave 61 speeches at the DNC last night, and mentioned ISIS zero times. Zero.
The threat is real. Islamic terror is not a “JV Team” operation like President Obama says it is. Europe is under siege, and has been for almost a year. We need to elect a president who will keep our country safe and implement a strategy to defeat ISIS once and for all.