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84YO priest survived the NAZI invasion,occupation of France and subsequent allied invasion. Only to be killed in an undeclared war #Normandy
originally posted by: rottensociety
originally posted by: gps777
a reply to: MiddleInitial
Correct it is, I thought that strange as well.
'Da'ish' becomes 'Ja'hish' - "The state of donkeys in Iraq and Syria".
But I assumed these two low lives didn`t get the memo.
That's an interesting article on the name, Daesh. It is particularly important that it has come from Syria:
"So the insult picked up on by Daesh is not just that the name makes them sound little, silly, and powerless, but that it implies they are monsters, and that they are made-up.
All of this is why some Syrian activists therefore see it as so important that use of the word ‘Daesh’ spreads, and have been working hard to make that happen – so effectively in fact, as we know, that the word has been taken on by several global heads of state and their associated media....
In terms of its use by global heads of state and media, he feels that this is only natural, and right, as ‘The people who suffer most at the hands of Daesh should decide what they are called’."
It makes me wonder if the talk today about these attackers using the name Daesh "proudly" and that we should use "ISIS" instead, is a slur against Syrian activists??
This is either a media propaganda thing, or those attackers were not ISIS. There is no way ISIS terrorists would call themselves Daesh.
Elderly priest, 86, is 'beheaded' by two ISIS knifemen shouting 'Allahu Akbar' after they took nuns and worshippers hostage at French church: Police shoot both attackers dead then search for bombs
Priest had throat cut while another hostage is fighting for life after knifemen burst into Normandy church at 9am
Reports that one of the attackers shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as they launched attack at Gambetta Church near Rouen
Vatican has condemned the 'barbaric' killing of the 86-year-old priest and an anti-terror investigation is underway
ISIS claim responsibility for the atrocity while Francois Hollande says France is 'at war' with the terror group
One attackers lived locally and had electronic tag having been jailed in France for trying to travel to Syria in 2015
originally posted by: jefwane
Perhaps whoever is writing the story refuses to publish Islamic State and substitutes Daesh for it. Someone might not let them publish "two attackers beheaded a priest and pledged loyalty to the Islamic State" because you know feelings.
Two knife-wielding attackers who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, shouting "Allahu Akbar," slit the throat of an 86-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person during a Tuesday morning terror attack on a Catholic church near the Normandy city of Rouen, officials said.
The terrorists, who were later shot and killed by police, forced priest Jacques Hamel to kneel before they slaughtered him, and the Islamist attackers captured the bloody episode on film, according to a nun who escaped the assault.
Priest Jacques Hamel was killed in a terror attack on a France church.
"They forced him to his knees. He wanted to defend himself. And that's when the tragedy happened," said the nun, identified as Sister Danielle.
"They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It's a horror," she told BFM television.
The church is in the French region of Normandy.
ISIS' Amaq news agency said the France attack was carried out by two Islamic State "soldiers," Reuters reported.
"[ISIS] has declared war on us," French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. "We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law -- what makes us a democracy."
originally posted by: MiddleInitial
a reply to: johnnyjoe1979
I was under the impression that the term Daesh is considered to be derogatory. If true, it seems unlikely that the attackers would have identified themselves thus. But I've been mistaken before.