It’s been days since two knife-wielding men attacked a church in France, taking four people hostage and making them watch in horror while they slit Father Jacques Hamel’s throat.
Two of the hostages were nuns while the other two are said to be worshipers.
Image shows an emotional French nun Sister Danielle (L) during a tribute to the murdered priest Jacquez Hamel.
The younger nun was smart to grab an escape chance when time presented it, but the other elderly nun was ready to join the priest in death.
She recently revealed that at that moment, she had already said her last prayers when one of the terrorists spoke asked if she knew about the Qur’an.
A report confirms that after the two knifemen killed Father Jacques Hamel by slitting his throat on the alter, they heaved a sigh of relief though both had appeared aggressive and nervous during the attack at the Eglize Saint-Etienne in Normandy on July 26.
Then one of the men decided to chat up the heart-broken nun who was already scared to death.
Describing the killer-turned-gentleman who looked satisfied after the killing, probably knowing they would die soon afterwards, nun Sister Huguette Peron told Catholic newspaper La Vie on Friday:
“I got a smile from the second (man). Not a smile of triumph, but a soft smile, that of someone who is happy.”
Sister Huguette and Sister Helene Decaux–both in their 80s, were left in the church with those radicals, after one of the nuns escaped to alert the police, a new report says. This implies that three or probably all four hostages were actually nuns.
At one point, Sister Helene reveals she got tired and asked to sit down. “I asked for my cane, he gave it to me,” she said.
Then the men started talking about religion, asking the nun if she was familiar with the Qur’an.
“Yes, I respect it like I respect the Bible, I’ve read several suras. And those that hit me in particular are the suras about peace,” Sister Helene responded.
One of the attackers replied: “Peace, it’s what we want… as long as there are bombs on Syria, we will continue our attacks. And they will happen every day. When you stop, we will stop.”
“Are you afraid to die?” one of the attackers asked.
The nun said no, then he said: “Why?”
“I believe in God, and I know I will be happy” Sister Helene said, as she quietly prayed to herself.
Following the attack, Adel Kermiche, 19, was killed by the police at the crime scene while his accomplice Abdel Malik Petitjean–also a 19-year-old, was said to be on the run.
Both killers had pledged allegiance to the Daesh group.
There’s no honor in suicide or mass killing, every terrorist knows this, but their sworn allegiance to a group of blood thirsty monsters, makes the unnecessary killings impossible to avoid. They would die, anyways.