“The building was one of a number of Catholic churches on a terrorist ‘hit list’ found on a suspected ISIS extremist last April.” So we have a church that was on a jihad hit list and a jihad killer who was monitored by police, and still this happened. Why weren’t there guards at the church? Because authorities probably didn’t take the hit list seriously, or are so overwhelmed by the magnitude of the threat that they can’t place guards at every location that is threatened.
And that’s what the Islamic State wants: to overwhelm the system with so many jihad attacks like this one that the system cannot keep up, and collapses.
Meanwhile, why do the jihadis have a hit list of Catholic churches? Because they consider Christians to be unbelievers (cf. Qur’an 5:17, 5:72), and think that their god has commanded them to make war against Christians and subjugate them (cf. Qur’an 9:29). This points up vividly the absolute failure of the Catholic Church’s ongoing attempts to engage Muslims in “dialogue.” Bishops and imams are chatting away all over, and still the jihad against Christians continues, because it is based on Qur’anic imperatives, and those cannot be talked away.
“Hollande says France is at war with ISIS: Islamist knifemen chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ behead French priest, 86, and leave nun fighting for her life after storming Mass – before police shoot them dead,” by Peter Allen and Julian Robinson, MailOnline, July 26, 2016:
…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.
There are also reports that one of the attackers was a local resident who was under electronic tag surveillance having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015. His bail terms allowed him to be unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm – the attack happened between 9am and 11am….