“They forced [him] to his knees. He wanted to defend himself, and that’s when the tragedy happened. They recorded themselves. They did a sort of sermon around the altar, in Arabic. It’s a horror.” In France, a priest was forced to kneel as he was murdered by two people who pledge allegiance to ISIS.

+ The NYT on how ISIS’ losses on the battlefield are impacting their terror strategy: “The Islamic State’s latest suicide attack in Baghdad, which killed nearly 330 people, foreshadows a long and bloody insurgency, according to American diplomats and commanders, as the group reverts to its guerrilla roots because its territory is shrinking in Iraq and Syria.”