Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Britain: A man thought to be a British soldier has been killed by Islamic terrorists in a horrific attack in broad daylight in London
The Muslim attackers filmed themselves carrying out the killing, and invited stunned bystanders to take photos and video of them posing beside their victim. There is video of one of the Islamic attackers brandishing a blood-stained machete and shouting at bystanders, as onlookers tried to help the slain man. He’s heard saying “I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in our lands women have to see the same.” Judging by the accent of the man speaking in the video, he’s either British born or has spent some years in the country, making it likely that the terrorists were “home-grown,” rather than from outside the country. One of the men said, “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.” When armed police arrived on the scene (British police officers are not routinely armed), the attackers confronted them with knives and a handgun, and both were shot and wounded. They’re now under guard at London hospitals, and it’s not known at this stage whether they acted alone or are part of a larger plot; however, it’s clear that they had no fear of being killed or captured, and may well have intended to be “martyred.” The attack took place in Woolwich in south-east London. The victim is believed to be a soldier based at the nearby Woolwich barracks, home to elements of the Royal Artillery; he was wearing a T-shirt from the charity Help for Heroes, which raises money for injured British soldiers. One witness said: “These two guys were crazed. They were just animals. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there.” Both of the Muslim attackers were black.