London Shocked by 'Terrorist' Machete Killing
Video shows men explaining that they killed man in retribution for Muslim deaths
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 22, 2013 1:22 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A man was brutally killed with a machete-style weapon in London today, in what authorities suspect was a terrorist attack. Britain's home secretary called an emergency meeting to discuss the attack, which occurred in broad daylight, the Guardian reports. Witnesses reported seeing a man in a "Help for Heroes" T-shirt—who was reportedly a soldier—attacked in the street by two men, who were in turn shot by police after loudly exalting in their kill. They're currently being treated for their injuries.

"These two guys were crazed," a witness tells the BBC. "They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road." Then they hung around, waving guns and knives in the air and asking bystanders to take their pictures "as if they wanted to be on TV or something." Video has cropped up showing one man, hands bloodied, holding a cleaver and explaining the attack thusly:

  • "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We must fight them. I apologize that women had to witness this today. But in our land our women have to see the same."
David Cameron said there were "strong indications that it is a terrorist incident," and promised that the UK "will never buckle in the face of it." Cameron is in Paris, and had been planning to stay the night, but is flying back to deal with the crisis. The attack took place near a barracks in London's Woolwich district, and military officials there are reportedly trying to account for all the personnel stationed there.

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762x51nato
May 25, 2013 6:18 PM CDT
This is a horrible crime committed by insane people. The victim was a soldier, presumably well trained in the use of a pistol. Too bad the Brits denied him even a slim chance to defend himself against this attack. The soldier (may we always honor his memory) would probably have died anyway, since it was probably a blitz attack but maybe he would have survived, had he been armed. But the Bits have handed control of the streets and their homes to terrorists and any other yahoo or criminal who wants to attack the British people.This is what has become of the nation that gave America it's concepts of common law and justice for the people. How sad it must be for them now. Can you imagine the citizens of the United Kingdom giving away their rights to self defense back in the 1940's or 50's? They had just fought a ruinous war against several tyrants and were just starting a long cold war with two others. They fought to preserve their rights and way of life. The current crop of political idiots (leaders) have shamefully forgotten the lessons of their own history. And the British people are paying the price. But perhaps they deserve this punishment. After all, they did give away their rights. It's not as if someone was holding a gun to their heads when they gave them up, right?
NorCalHal
May 23, 2013 8:53 PM CDT
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Corsica
May 23, 2013 10:13 AM CDT
You keep hearing how "the great majority of muslims are peaceful and law-abiding". And how these murdering scum who killed the soldier do not represent them. Well how about proving it, rush the hospital that these savages are in and slice them up. How peaceful are muslims that they blow themselves up every day in Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria etc? You don't hear a fkg peep from the "peaceful" muslims. They expect non-muslims to react with weak, meaningless objections. They depend on that.