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In show of solidarity, Muslims attend church mass in France and refuse to bury the bodies of the jihadis who beheaded a Catholic priest


Muslims across France have attended Catholic Mass in a gesture of solidarity after the murder of a priest on Tuesday.

Fr Jacques Hamel was killed in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen by two men who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group.

France’s Muslim council, the CFCM, urged Muslims to show “solidarity and compassion” over the murder.

“We are all Catholics of France,” said Anouar Kbibech, the head of the CFCM.

Services were held in Rouen as well as in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral.

“We’re very touched,” the Archbishop of Rouen, Dominique Lebrun, told BFMTV.

“It’s an important gesture of fraternity. They’ve told us, and I think they’re sincere, that it’s not Islam which killed


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