The twilight language explores hidden meanings and synchromystic connections via onomatology (study of names) and toponymy (study of place names). This blog further investigates "name games" and "number coincidences" found in news and history. Examinations are also found in my book The Copycat Effect (NY: Simon and Schuster, 2004).
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Normandy: 3 Dead in Church Hostage Incident
A hostage, said to be the priest, was killed by attackers, who stormed a church in the town of Saint Etienne du Rouvray at around 9am this morning local time. The location is in Normandy, France.
The coat-of-arms for Saint Etienne du Rouvray, above, shows two leopards.
Unconfirmed reports said the victim had his throat slit by the armed men, who were shot dead by police officers as they emerged from the church.
Between four and six people were held by the attackers, including the pastor, two nuns and several worshippers.
Initially, it was reported the priest was cut, but later local media discuss this as a beheading.
The priest was Jacques Hamel. Hamel means hameau/hamlet. Hamel-in ?! ~ JP
Meantime, a shooting has occurred in a Berlin hospital, with one doctor killed and the assailant dying by suicide.
Jihad means "holy war." It appears this is what war looks like in the 21st century.