In breaking news, two ISIS extremists stormed into a church during a morning mass and forced an 85-year-old priest named Jacques Hamel to kneel down by the altar, before slashing his throat in front of everyone present. The horrific incident occurred in Northern France in Normandy, and the murderer has been identified as 18-year-old Adel Kermiche. For everyone wanting to know details about the tragic incident, and searching for terms like, “Adel Kermiche Wiki,” “Who murdered the French priest?” “French Priest beheaded video,” “ISIS beheads French priest,” and “French priest killed in hostage attack claimed by ISIS,” we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the murderer.
— Daily Star (@Daily_Star) 26 July 2016
Here are five facts about the murderer Adel Kermiche and the terrible tragedy in which a French priest was killed in a hostage attack claimed by ISIS.
#5 Kermiche Wore an Ankle Bracelet
The teenager was identified as the chief terrorist, along with an accomplice who aided in the beheading of the elderly French priest Jacques Hamel, who has been described as gentle, modest, quiet and humble. Kermiche lived with his parents and wore an electronic monitoring anklet. After being convicted twice for terrorism, he had been released to his parents under “judicial control.”
#4 His Father was a Professor and He Grew Up in a Housing Project
Kermiche came from a modest background; his sister was a doctor, and his mother was a teacher. He was raised in a housing project in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. He escaped during a four-hour window of an unsupervised release and committed the shocking crime.
#3 Kermiche was Earlier Charged with Terrorism and was Under French Surveillance
Kermiche had a previous terrorist conviction and was being closely monitored by the French government authorities. He was being tailed by the police for more than a year and a half. Kermichee had unsuccessfully attempted to join the ISIS in Syria, but was arrested at the Turkish airport. He tried to enter Syria via Istanbul and Switzerland, using his brother’s passport.
#2 The Murderers Injured One Nun and Took Other Hostages
The two ISIS radicals made the elderly priest kneel at the altar, before slitting his throat. The police have currently detained a 16-year-old Algerian youth, after shooting and killing the two murderers who took five hostages. A nun who escaped the attacks, Sister Danielle stated that, “They were busy with their knives. They were filming themselves preaching in Arabic in front of the altar. It was a horror. Jacques was an extraordinary priest. He was a great man, Father Jacques.”
Abbe Jacques Hamel
— Fr John Hogan ن (@jshocds) 26 July 2016
#1 The Terrorists Captured the Murder on Video
The terrorists recorded themselves committing the crime on video while saying a sermon in Arabic. The priest they killed, Father Jacques Hamel was described by parishioners as “warm,” “simple,” and someone who lived “modestly.”