This is a case of two religious groups going to war, and police should have seen it coming. Back in July of 2016, Jacques Hamel, a Catholic priest in northern France, was attacked by two knife-wielding Muslims, one of whom slit his throat for Allah.
“They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that’s when the tragedy happened,” said Sister Danielle, a nun who escaped the scene. “They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror,”
Both assailants were shot by police as they tried to flee. Eyewitnesses report they were both shouting “Allahu Akbar!” One of them was carrying three knives, plus some fake explosives and the other had fake explosives and a kitchen timer wrapped in aluminum foil in his backpack.
But the attacker, 19-year-old Adel Kermiche, was wearing a police electronic monitoring bracelet at the time he was shot by authorities. He was a well known ISIS sympathizer who had been arrested back in 2015 in Germany while trying to join Syrian extremists using his brother’s identification. He was arrested again in Turkey a few months later using his cousin’s ID. In fact, it was Kermiche’s family who reported him to authorities because they suspected he was becoming radicalized and wanted to keep him from running off to the Middle East to join ISIS. Part of Kermiche’s sentence was to report his whereabouts to police every day, plus wear a tracking bracelet. Unfortunately, it allowed him to turn off the bracelet for several hours every morning, which is when the attack took place.
There was a list found in Kermiche’s apartment detailing other attacks that the two planned to carry out. At the time of the attack, France was in the midst of a string of terrorist attacks that claimed 147 lives. So much for the religion of peace, huh? But this is pretty standard for Horror Show Sunday. Religion ruins lives and poisons minds. It causes people to do insane things in the name of imaginary gods. And that’s why it has to be stopped.