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Muslim worshippers lay a wreath of flowers in front of the memorial at the Saint Etienne church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, France, Friday, July 29, 2016. Four days after the hostage taking in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, officials and worshippers of the muslim community paid tribute to Priest Jacques Hamel and Christian community after the friday prayer at the Yahya Mosque. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Muslim leaders refuse to bury terrorist who killed Catholic priest


Muslim community leaders are refusing to bury one of the terrorists responsible for killing a Catholic priest in Normandy, France, earlier this week, according to CNN. 

Adel Kermiche is one of the two men responsible for forcing 86-year-old Rev. Jacques Hamel to his knees and slitting his throat Tuesday at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. 

Hamel was stabbed in the chest before he was killed at the church's altar. 

The president of a local Muslim association and a local Imam said they would not bury the 19-year-old who had pledged allegiance to ISIS. 

French prosecutor Francois Molins told CNN Kermiche was known by authorities and was wearing an electronic monitoring device during the incident. 

Both Kermiche and his accomplice, Abdel-Malik Petitjean, were killed by police when they ran from the church. 

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