Traumatized by the murder of a priest in the Church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, the Catholics of France observed on Friday a day of fasting and prayer for peace in the world, after the broadcast a new video of one of the killers in which he threatens France.
“no God, who created life, can not ask us to kill us. We want to walk together in trust and respect, build common projects, “says the president of the bishops Conference, Archbishop Georges Pontier.
the french Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) on his side on Thursday urged leaders of mosques, imams and faithful, to make Sunday Mass in a nearby church to home, to express “solidarity and sympathy” after “cowardly assassination” of Father Jacques Hamel, 86.
on Thursday night, some 3,500 people, according to the prefecture, gathered in a park in the town in memory of the slain priest, whose funeral will be held Tuesday at 14.00 to the Rouen Cathedral.
Side investigation, Abdel Malik Petitjean, Savoyard 19 years born in the Vosges, was positively identified. His identity card had been found at the home of the first killer, Adel Kermiche, a French 19 years.
It appears in a video broadcast Thursday night by a propaganda organ of the Islamic State group, the QAMA agency, according to the US central jihadists sITE monitoring sites.
in this recording 2 minutes 26 seconds, is seen wearing a striped polo green and white, apparently speaking only the camera from inside a housing. It makes threats in French, interspersed with Arabic phrases, against France and speaks directly to François Hollande and Manuel Valls.
On Wednesday, the IU had released the first video of the two killers, bearded, pledging allegiance to the leader of jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
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Unlike Kermiche, who had been in detention for attempting twice to go to Syria in 2015 and who was under electronic bracelet since his release from prison in March, Petitjean was not known to the justice. However, it was apparent very recently in radar anti-terrorist services: it was a radicalization for S record since June 29 on suspicion of her wanted to turn into Syria, according to a source close to the investigation. He had gone to Turkey on June 10, but returned the next day Ankara does the signaling that later, in late June, the French authorities.
The second killer was also likely sought from July 22, four days before the attack. A foreign service had alerted the coordination of counter-terrorism unit (UCLAT) that a man, to the unknown identity “would be ready to participate in an attack on the national territory”, information accompanied by a picture which investigators found now that she strongly resembles Petitjean.
Three people from his family circle were placed in custody Wednesday.
the attack, which occurred less than two weeks after the attack to the truck that has killed 84 in Nice, has given rise to new controversies, especially on the legal and political response to the terrorist threat.
The fight against terrorism must not be synonymous with “guantanamoïsation” French law, responded the Minister of Justice Jean-Jacques Urvoas criticism from the right. But the ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy, “the refusal of the legal debate on the pretext that there is a Constitution is to quibble.”
Meanwhile, the Assembly of Corsica has asked the state to close places of worship Muslim fundamentalists in the island, hours after a warning FLNC the “radical Islamists” threatened “determined response without any qualms” in case attack.
Given the increasing number of attacks, François Hollande has formalized the establishment of a national Guard who will be “built on existing operational reserves,” according to procedures yet to be defined.
07/29/2016 4:33:40 – Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (France) (AFP) – AFP © 2016