Two men armed with knives took several people hostage in a church in a town in France’s northern Normandy region on Tuesday, a police source said. The source said between four and six people were being held by the assailants in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
I figured it was only a matter of time before the immigrants began attacking the churches, as they often do in Egypt and Pakistan. Assuming, of course, it is Muslims again. We don’t actually know that yet.
UPDATE: Two hostage-takers at church near Rouen shot dead.
UPDATE: “Islamic State Attackers Behead Elderly Priest”
In not-unrelated news, it is turning out that Muslim immigration is not good for the economy.
The Belgian economy lost close to €1 billion as a result of the March 22 Brussels terror attacks, according to a new report, local media reports. An economic impact report commissioned by the government suggests Brussels’ tourism and shopping industries were hit hardest in the aftermath of the attacks, newspaper De Morgen wrote Tuesday. The Belgian capital recorded a €122.5 million drop in sales in the second quarter of this year, compared to the first months of 2016. Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt earlier estimated a decrease in federal tax revenues of €760 million, which represents about 0.1 percent of GDP, bringing the total loss to nearly €1 billion.
I doubt they included the cost of repairing the airport either. That won’t be cheap.