Thankfully the priest wasn’t seriously injured, but still:
— Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) August 1, 2016
According to reports, the knife attack occured after the priest refused to give the “alleged asylum seeker” some money:
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) August 1, 2016
Officials are saying the incident “cannot be linked to terrorist acts at this stage of the investigation” and the man might have just been posing as a refugee to gain access to the priest’s home.
This attack, however, comes less than a week after ISIS-linked terrorists killed a priest in France:
On the run: ISIS releases video of Normandy church attackers pledging allegiance to [omitted] https://t.co/KawcCEFGrK
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 27, 2016