ISIS militants attack church in Normandy, France. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Ilan Evyatar, Jerusalem Post: Analysis: Islamic State's first act of war on European Christianity
Islamic State has already been waging war on Christians in Iraq and Syria, committing countless atrocities that in March were declared as genocide by the US Congress.
Regardless of whether Tuesday’s attack was the work of Islamic State or whether it was merely inspired by the jihadi rhetoric emanating from the so-called caliphate, its symbolism is hard to ignore.
Previous attacks in France perpetrated by Islamic State and in its name have been against freedom of speech (Charlie Hebdo), Western liberalism (the Bataclan theater), the ideals of the French Revolution, which stand at the heart of Western thought (the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice) and against Jews (Hyper Cacher).
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WNU Editor: The utter destruction of the Christian community in the Middle East has been one of the most under-reported stories in the Western press for the past few years. No more now. This may have been the first Islamic State attack targeting the Christian community in Europe .... it will definitely not be the last .... and it is a story that the Western Press will not be able to ignore.