Terrorists have attacked a church in France this morning. The way this is going, you can expect it to hit our shores in the near future. Yesterday, I had our church team out training at the range here in Ohio, about 94 degrees where we were working. We were doing drills on how to deal with foes that were wearing body armor or bomb vests. Our training now seems more important than ever. When is the last time you took the team to the range for training, not certification, but real training based on a situation that might occur in the church?
If it has been a while or if you have not held any firearms training session, it is time to start. Saturday, I taught a Level 1 training session for a new church in SE Ohio. There were introduced to a number of topics, including using airsoft guns and role playing to create realistic problems for the church officers to deal with. Even knowing this was a training event, the pressure grew to be quite real when you were involved in the middle of responding to a critical incident.
Below are the details on the incident in France. Please take the time to train before an incident like this arrives on your door step.
Europe has been hit by yet another terror attack as two Islamists stormed a church in Normandy, France and slit the throat of a Catholic priest before being shot dead by police.
The attackers entered the church in the town of Saint Etienne du Rouvray at around 9 am this morning local time during mass before taking six hostages, including the pastor, two nuns and several worshippers. One of the nuns was reportedly able to escape and alert authorities. After a gunfight, police announced that the terrorists had been neutralized. A priest was confirmed dead after having his throat cut (which is sometimes reported that way as a euphemism for a beheading). Another parishioner was wounded, with other injuries likely. Police soon confirmed that the attack had an Islamist motive. According to authorities, “at least one of the two hostage-takers had a beard and one wore a traditional Muslim cap.
”French President Francois Hollande and the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve are already on their way to the area. Europe can barely go 48 hours now without an Islamist terror attack, clearly indicating that the entire continent is being subverted by Islam while the media and political class still insist that the attacks have nothing to do with the millions of Muslim migrants that have poured into the continent over the last year. Less than two weeks ago, 84 people were killed and 303 injured when an Islamist drove a truck through crowds of tourists and locals celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais.
As we reported recently, the head of French police has warned that more terror attacks or mass sexual assaults committed by migrants could lead to the outbreak of civil war. Council member Jonathan Miller was also told that French citizens are “getting ready for a war” by joining gun clubs. Over the last week, Germany has also been hit with three attacks, all of which were carried out by Muslim migrants.