… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: As we have long predicted, the massive coverage of these terrorist attacks would spawn copycat crimes by the usual dead end losers.
The two killers today did not even bother to get guns, using two knives instead, one of them to slit the 84-year-old priest’s throat, the slaughter thing that the small penis jihadis seem to love to do to prove their manhood.
A gunman has shot a doctor in a Berlin hospital and has killed himself. This is not deemed a terror attack, but will keep Germany and Europe on edge. That said, the people of Syria would gladly swap their level of terror with the EU’s in two seconds.
The EU public and its institutions still have not grasped the disparity or ownership of the slaughter that has gone on in Syria, and the key role played by Western Intelligence in using the terrorist proxies.
There is not a major investigation going on about it in any country, despite it being a key part of the “terror threat”, the role played by the huge outside contractor network, which sadly includes large numbers of veterans.
This will get worse before it gets better. And it will not end until the public wakes up and demands that those who have been untouchable so far have their virtual immunity ripped away from them. But after 9-11 and watching how the entire country rolled over on that, no one is holding their breath that it will happen any time soon… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … July 26, 2016 –
Both attackers were killed by police snipers after running out of the church at one point during the standoff, an interior ministry spokesman said.
Police have also officially confirmed the death of one victim, who was “killed with a blade.”
In an official statement, France’s President Hollande called the attack a “terrorist act,” and said the attackers claimed a connection to IS. He added that France needs to battle against IS “by all means,” Reuters reported.
The attackers briefly held a total of five people. One of the hostages was seriously wounded, interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said.
SWAT and anti-terrorist units, as well as firefighters, promptly arrived at the scene. The premises are now being searched for explosives, Brandet said.
The Paris anti-terrorist prosecutor is launching an investigation into the church attack and hostage-taking situation.
“Don’t break the security perimeter to take photos/videos, you’re interfering with the police work,” local police warned on Twitter.
Local media say that a female worshipper alerted the police. The Vatican has condemned the “barbaric killing” of the priest in the attack.
“We are particularly shocked because this horrible violence took place in a church, in which God’s love is announced,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said, according to Reuters.
Father Jacques Hamel, who was killed in the attack, was 84 years old. He had served as a priest for 58 of those years.
French President Francois Hollande and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrived at the site of the attack.