Muslim leaders won’t bury man who killed catholic priest

Muslim leaders won’t bury man who killed catholic priest

Mohammed Karabila, president of a local Muslim cultural association, said that neither he nor the local Imam would take part in any burial service for Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old who stormed a  Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray catholic church with another man and killed Rev Jacques Hamel, 86.

Muslim leaders won’t bury man who killed catholic priest

Adel Kermiche

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The two had taken five people hostage during morning mass on Tuesday and made Rev Hamel go down on his knees before slitting his throat. The attackers were reported to have stabbed the priest in the chest before killing him at the foot of the altar.

Kermiche and his accomplice, Abdel-Malik Petitjean, also 19, were shot dead by police as they ran from the church.

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The Muslim community leaders have refused to bury Kermiche who had pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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