"(w)e're all just gonna get on board, hold hands and sing Kumbaya"(.)—from the movie 2012, spoken the character Carl Anheuser played by Oliver Platt.
New York Post
By Yaron Steinbuch
July 27, 2016
Months before he brutally murdered a Catholic priest in France, the teen terrorist convinced a judge to set him free from jail, claiming he was not an extremist and wanted to turn his life around.
“‘I am a Muslim grounded in the values of mercy, and goodness … I am not an extremist,” Adel Kermiche said after serving a French prison stint for trying to join ISIS in Syria.
In February, he lamented that he had been hospitalized for acute depression and “other mental problems,” but had aspirations of being a mental-health nurse. (Whether or not Kermiche was mentally ill at the time he committed the murder of Fr. Hamel, he possessed the mental composure to acknowledge his religious affiliation and the motivation which inspired him to commit a wanton act of terror. And what of his accomplice's state of mind?)
“I want to get my life back, to see my friends, to get married,” he told a psychological review, according to a report leaked to the Le Mond newspaper.
The judge said the teen was “aware of his mistakes” despite his “suicidal thoughts,” and was therefore a good candidate to be reintegrated back into society, the Daily Star reported.
The prosecutor strongly disagreed, saying: “Even if he is asking for a second chance, there’s a very strong chance he will do the same thing if he is released.”
Kermiche was fitted with a monitoring device that permitted him to be out between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and released on probation with the “supervision and support” of his family in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
About four months later, he and another jihadist broke into a church near his home and slit the throat of its beloved priest, Hamel, 85, whom they forced to kneel near the altar and whose gruesome execution they captured on video.
They committed the (calculated, deliberate) heinous act at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday – during Kermiche’s electronic window of opportunity, officials said.