This friendly boy (19) is dead. His name was Adel Kermiche, and on Monday, July 26th he cut a priest and nun’s throats.
The priest is dead, the nun is fighting for her life in hospital. The priest would not kneel, but Adel forced him to. The priest, 66 years older than him, was not a challenging opponent.
Adel lived with his parents in Normandy and generally was an ordinary boy. As every young lad he dreamt about shooting. But he was serious, so before he reached 18, he tried to go to a place, where he could shoot – to Syria, where his mate Maxime Hauchard had already enrolled to ISIS. Maxime starred in videos, where he executed captives. With such a friend and photogenic face, he would definitely have a chance to shoot, use knives and star in popular Islamic State videos. But alas, he was caught in Germany, handed over to the French, who made him stay in his parents custody. He did not sell off his youth ideals though, and as soon as he came of age, he left through Switzerland to Turkey, where again he was caught on the boarder and returned to France.
French authorities would not approve of his juvenile fascination with guns and Islamic State, and sentenced him to thirty months of prison. Fortunately, the came to their senses and refrained from destroying life of such a well promising young man, and he was conditionally bailed after less than a year. The condition was that he would live with his parents and wear an electronic bracelet. It is obvious though, that such a bracelet seriously breaches human personal freedom, therefore, they agreed the bracelet to be turned off between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Fortunately, masses at churches take place in the mornings, the one celebrated by Jacques Hame started at 9 am.
Adel went to the church together with his mate, also from the list of people suspected of terrorism, who should be followed. They killed the priest, they cut the nun’s throat, and, as witnesses have it, “officiated around the altar” in the Arab language. They filmed both the murder and the service, probably to make up for frustration of being unable to star in Syria.
Joyfully chanting “Allahu akbar”, on the way out of the church they were mercilessly shot by the police sharpshooters, providing them with no chance for a fair trial, ten years’ sentence and release in three years’ time. This appalling breach of young terrorists’ right to live and murder should not be tolerated. Let us hope that French authorities will ban usage of firearms by anti-terrorists, and the police shooters will be held responsible in court.
PS: A doctor is being sought who could confirm that Adel suffered from depression/schizophrenia/epilepsy/dyslexia/testicles’ atrophy/itchy eczema (delete where inapplicable).
Grzegorz Lindenberg for www.euroislam.pl