84 Year Old Priest Father Jacques Hamel Beheaded by Islamic Terrorist in France … ISIS Claims Responsibility
THE RADICAL ISLAMIC TERROR CONTINUES …
An 84-year-old priest was killed and four other people taken hostage by two armed radical Islamist terrorists at a church in a suburb of Rouen in northern France. The radical Islamist savages slit the throat of an 84 year old Father Jacques Hamel and beheaded him.
French President Francois Hollande stated in a press conference that ISIS has declared war on France.
The two attackers, who said they were from the so-called Islamic State (IS), slit Fr Jacques Hamel’s throat during a morning Mass, officials say.
Police surrounded the church and shot dead both hostage-takers. French media named one of them as Adel K.
One of the hostages is in a critical condition in hospital.
President Francois Hollande, visiting the scene, in Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray, said the attackers had committed a “cowardly assassination” and France would fight IS “by all means”.
Pope Francis decried the “pain and horror of this absurd violence”.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May branded the attack “sickening” and offered her condolences to the people of France.
The suspect named as Adel K, aged 18, is reported to have been in custody and then placed under a control order, and had tried to enter Syria twice.
UPDATE I: French church attack: What we know.
Adel Kermiche, 19, was wearing an “electronic tag” during the deadly hostage incident at a Catholic church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, prosecutor Francois Molins said.
The monitoring apparatus was a condition of his house arrest after two attempts in 2015 to travel abroad — at least once to Syria — using a relative’s identification, Molins said.
Kermiche was identified via fingerprints after the attack, which French President Francois Hollande said was committed in the name of ISIS.
The second killed attacker has not been identified.
MORE THAN 80 DEAD IN TERROR ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE …
UNREAL … It has happened again in France … Radical Islamic terrorism. A truck plowed into pedestrians during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France Thursday leaving at least 80 people dead. France’s president called this an “obviously a terrorist attack.” The WAPO is reporting that at least 84 people are dead as a driver also opened fire on revelers before being shot dead by police.
A truck plowed into pedestrians during Bastille Day celebrations in the popular French seaside city of Nice Thursday, leaving at least 80 people dead in what the nation’s president called “obviously a terrorist attack.”
The deadly toll, which included several children, came after the truck slammed into revelers gathered on a promenade to watch fireworks, French President Francois Hollande said in an address Friday morning.
“Such a monstrosity,” Hollande said. He pledged to step up efforts to fight terror in Iraq and Syria, and said he will seek to extend a state of emergency by three months.
“France is deeply saddened, but it is also very strong,” Hollande said. “I can assure you we will always be stronger than the fanatics who are trying to attack us.”
The driver was fatally shot by police, Hollande said. It is unknown if there were accomplices, Hollande said. French media, citing a police source, reported that ID papers belonging to a French-Tunisian were found in the truck. A source told NBC News the driver is believed to have been a French national of Tunisian descent.
UPDATE II: Truck Attack in Nice: Live Updates.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch Says: Our Most Effective Response to Terror is Compassion, Unity and Love (VIDEO)
GOOD GRIEF: FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHO HAS BROUGHT YOU ISIS COMES, ALL WE NEED IS LOVE TO FIGHT TERRORISM.
Yesterday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke in Orlando, Florida and stated, our most effective response to terror and hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love.” ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME!!! Let’s understand this, the United States most effective response to terror is compassion, its unity and its love? WTF is this woman talking about? This is the liberal, political correctness agenda that is going to get us all killed. Liberalism truly is a disease. As Legal Insurrection opined, “It should come as a surprise to no one that under Obama, the nation’s top law enforcement officer sounds more like a high school guidance counselor than a prosecutor.” It is exactly this type of thinking and dealing with terrorism, or the lack thereof, that is responsible for 49 individuals being slaughtered in an Orlando nightclub. How is it that the Obama administration uses more harsh words and rhetoric to describe Republicans and Conservatives than they do terrorists? Thus lies the problem. The barbarians are at the gates and according to the Obama administration, all ya need is love.
We have an administration that has their heads up their collectives asses so far due to an ideology that they are putting America and Americans at risk. I would ask, who is the JV? It would seem it is the current Obama administration. Democrats need to be thrown out of office before we are all killed by terrorists.
Lynch said the Department of Justice stood in solidarity with the LGBT community “in the light” following a Muslim terrorist’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub last week.
“We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said. “We stand with you today as we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in commitment, in solidarity, and in equality.”
Lynch has been in the news for defending the administration’s decision to redact transcripts between law enforcement and the terrorist, Omar Mateen, during his attack.
Omar Mateen Was Investigated by FBI … Mateen’s Ex Wife Says, ‘He Was Not a Stable Person’: Orlando Shooter Showed Signs of Emotional Trouble
HOW IN THE HELL DID WE LET THIS UNSTABLE ISLAMIC TERRORIST THROUGH THE CRACKS?
In just another example of what can only make Americans scratch their collective heads in wonderment, how does a 29 year old male who follows Islam, (yes I am profiling), who claims to have had ties to terrorism and had twice had been investigated by the FBI … become the terrorist gunman who murders 49 individuals at a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL and and becomes the greatest mass murder in American history? How could everyone have misread the signs? Or was in political correctness that did so? Just a note to Barack Obama and the liberal news media, terrorism is an act of hate no matter who the victims are. Also a news flash to Obama and the MSM, ISIS hates the homosexual community.
While Mateen claimed allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, no evidence had emerged by late Sunday pointing to actual ties to terrorist groups or a significant association with jihadist causes. And although family members said Mateen had expressed anger about homosexuality, the shooter had no record of previous hate crimes.
He had twice come under investigation by the FBI — once for comments suggesting an affinity for Islamist groups, and a second time for vague connections to another Florida man who traveled to Syria to become a suicide bomber. Neither probe turned up evidence of wrongdoing, and Mateen had a blemish-free record when he applied for a Florida license to carry concealed weapons and again when he legally purchased two firearms, including an assault-style semiautomatic rifle, just a few days before the shootings.
But there also were early signs of emotional trouble and a volatile temper, according to Sitora Yusifiy, who was briefly married to Mateen. Yusifiy described Mateen as an abusive husband who beat her repeatedly while they were married.
“He was not a stable person,” she told The Washington Post. “He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.”
Orlando Nightclub Shooting: 49 People Dead in Largest Mass Shooting in US After Radical Islamic Terrorist Gunman Opens Fire at Gay Club Pulse (VIDEO) (Suspect ID’d as Omar Mateen)
49 people were killed and many more injured as a radical Islamist gunman opened fire shooting anyone in sight. The gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. The gunman has been identified as 29 year old Omar Mateen, who was killed by police. Prior to the mass murders, Islamic killer Omar Mateen swore allegiance to ISIS.
The terrorist gunman has been shot dead!
At least 50 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded when a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning.
The shooter, identified by several law enforcement sources as Omar Mateen, 29, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement after a three-hour siege.
The massacre — the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States — began when the gunman stormed the Pulse Nightclub about 2 a.m. ET with an AR-15 type rifle and a handgun, officials said.
The carnage ended about 5 a.m. ET, when 11 Orlando police officers and three Orange County sheriff’s deputies stormed the nightclub and exchanged fire with Mateen, authorities said. City officials said about 300 people were in the club at the time of the shooting.