ISIS 'Beheads' Catholic Priest in France 07/26/2016

ISIS terrorists killed a Catholic priest and took several hostages during a worship service in France.

Shouting “Allahu Akbar,” two Muslim attackers with knives on Tuesday assaulted and executed a Catholic priest in the French city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen.

A nun who was in the church during the attack told local media the priest was “forced to his knees” before his throat was slit and that the terrorists recorded the attack on video.

“He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said the nun, who identified herself as Sister Danielle. “They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror.”

The assailants were shot and killed by police as they emerged from the church, according to authorities.

French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that ISIS “has declared war on us.”

“We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law – what makes us a democracy,” he said.

Hollande said the attack was a “cowardly assassination” carried out by “by two terrorists in the name of Daesh” – another name for ISIS.

The victim of the horrific slashing attack was identified as Father Jacques Hamel.


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