Terror With a Cutting Edge

A priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage seriously wounded on Tuesday in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State ... A police source said it appeared that the priest had his throat slit.

PARIS Reuters July 27 , 2016

A suspected Islamist attacker stabbed a French police commander to death outside his home and later killed his companion, a policewoman, in an attack claimed by Islamic State and denounced by the government as “an abject act of terrorism”.

PARIS — Reuters June 13, 2016

Microterrorism on a massive scale may turn out to be the most effective terror weapon of all. It's terror with only a cutting edge, or a thrusting point (and where guns are readily available, a revolver and/or a riffle and a bullet).

It is the type of one-on-one-terror with far reaching implications often associated with assassins whom the Prophet called upon to silence his most vocal critics, the poets, and which contributed to his victory through terror.

Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror, and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world (the booty) were brought to me and put in my hand"

Bukhari 52.220

Children born into a traditional Muslim household, through observations and the performance of rituals where animals are horribly slaughtered, grow up comfortable killing with a knife. This familiarity was evident in Islamic State being able to use raw recruits to casually behead hundreds, perhaps thousands of captives with only a knife at their disposal.

Beheaders in a Row

It's not enough to teach children how to kill animals, a skill which can easily be transferred to human. You have to overcome in humans a resistance to killing one's own kind even when you are told it is the right thing to do*. That is where the Koran comes in.

Your future cold-blooded killer holding a sign in a London park demanding that those who "insult" an illiterate from the Dark Ages who would have us believe he was on speaking terms with the Almighty tasked with delivering God's ultimate message for mankind.

Child holding sign demanding people be beheaded


* "If you can't blow them up or shoot them, try to be alone with the infidel and crush his skull with a rock, knife him to death, run him over with your car, throw him off a cliff, strangle him, poison him … It does not matter whether he is a policemen or a civilian, the sentence is the same. They are our enemies and spilling their blood is justified." Abou Mohammed Al-Adnani, Islamic State spokesman

Bernard Payeur, July 28, 2016