ISIS priest killer ‘easily’ passed checks to work as airport baggage handler

Earlier this week he and fellow IS fanatic Adel Kermiche, also 19, stormed into a church near Rouen and slit the throat of 86-year-old priest Father Jacques Hamel before being gunned down by police.

It is the latest security lapse to hit France which is reeling from a spate of IS terror attacks.

  • Maggat

    So the murderer of the priest in Normandy was an airport baggage handler? The good father gave his life and may well have saved the lives of dozens of other innocents.

  • simus1

    In all fairness, Abdel Petitjean got his baggage handling job straight after completing high school so any normal security background check would tend to turn up very little before he got his jihadi on. But after he quit his job and the turks thwarted his attempt to join isis, everything should have changed big time.

  • Again, fire the French police and security personnel.

    I’ve seen more vigilance from creatures that hide under rocks.