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May 22, 2013 5:05 pm

Jihadists Behead UK Soldier in Shocking Daylight Attack

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A British soldier is dead, and two suspected terrorists were shot in a shocking daylight attack outside London Wednesday.

Some accounts say the soldier was shot, while other witnesses described the attack as a “beheading,” the London Telegraph reports, and ITV News obtained video of a man with bloody hands carrying knives and a meat cleaver and warning “you people will never be safe” and saying “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”

He also said, “We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

Other witnesses reported hearing the attackers shout “Allahu Akhbar” – God is Great – as they attacked the soldier outside Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolich. The victim was not in uniform.

The attackers left his body in the street and reportedly stayed nearby, “waving knives and a gun, and asked people to take pictures of them ‘as if they wanted to be on TV or something,'” the BBC reports.

Officials are calling it an Islamist terror attack.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the attack was “truly shocking” and called for an emergency meeting of security officials.

“Those meetings are not convened lightly,” writes BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Dominic Casciani. “The fact is that all available accounts point towards this being a terrorist incident carried out by someone inspired by al-Qaeda’s jihadist ideology. If that’s the case it would be the first such incident leading to a death of someone other than the perpetrator since the London suicide bombings of 2005.”

Writer Douglas Murray likens the attack to other Islamist murders, including the killing of Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gogh. “Over recent years, those who have warned that such attacks would come here have been attacked as ‘racists’, ‘fascists’ and — most commonly — ‘Islamophobes,'” Murray writes. “A refusal to recognise the actual threat (a growingly radicalised Islam) has dominated most of our media and nearly all our political class.

“Watching this roll out has made me — and most other ordinary people — feel sick. It should always have been obvious where such idiocy and denial would lead. It leads to Woolwich. It leads to a British soldier being decapitated in our capital city in broad daylight.”

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  • I would hereby like to invite the activists who beheaded the British soldier in Woolwich to come and work for me in my chemistry lab at the Hebrew University. They can have free access to all chemicals. Peace starts with one step.

  • Peter

    I find it totally incomprehensible that a small island with an increasing unemployement rate continues to allow massive immigration of all types of most unsavory characters on a continual basis. Amongst these are types who unashamadly are against the British way of life and ideals. When are the British people going say enough no more, and force their liberal and totally pathetic governments to put a stop to this madness.

    I regret to say that it is probably too late, your country is inundated with tens of thousands of immigrants who care nothing for your laws and the British way of life, many of whom are in your country to sponge on your welfare state, but who actually detest those who have opened their hearts and wallets to give them a better life.

    The fact that you allow radical groups to operate with impunity in the country is insanity and the dreadful murder of the soldier is regretably going to be repeated in many forms in the future.

    It is high time that the average God fearing citizen stands up to be counted, why should we allow these people to commit these dastardly crimes and continue to listen to the liberal left and turn the other cheek. Change the laws and start to get rid of these scum back to where they belong.

    Enock POWELL was right. We did not listen, now we are reaping the whirlwind.

  • Vivienne Leijonhufvud

    Slowly the worm is turning!

  • Bathsheva Gladstone

    Blimey! Old chap! Maybe it isn’t just a pesky Jew problem…

  • sarah

    send the imans who preach hatred back to their points of origin and monitor the mosques. Decent moslem people will condemn this attack, they are not all the same and we should recognise this and deal with the places like schools that are preaching this kind of hatred.Stop dealing with Saudi and Iran as if they are friends might be a start, oh I forgot we sell them arms so they must be ok!

  • jansuzanne

    Another wakeup call for the UK and other Western nations to close your borders to Muslims unless in need of political asylum. There is no other way to stop this horrific crime or any other form of jihad.

  • Sonia Willats

    The Western world, including the media needs to see and admit that the Jihadists, inclu. nutters like Morsi and Ahmadinejad are as militant and extreme as the Crusaders of old. It is a religious war to them, and everything is justified and even rewarded by their “god”. The active jihadists such as the ones above are at the top of a pyramid of general anti-Western, anti-Jew consensus which is much, much more widespread.

  • This was the act of a typical moderate Muslim emulating the actions of the moderate Muslim sociopath Muhammad who in 627 PERSONALLY decapitated 900 unarmed Jews of the Banu Quarayza tribe….

  • Why Do They Slaughter Their Victims?

    by Mordechai Kedar

    What is common to Daniel Perl, Nick Berg, a British soldier on London street, the Jews of Hebron in 1929 and the Fogel family in Itamar? They all were butchered. They were not simply stabbed to death, but were killed by an act designed to decapitate them or to cause fatal bleeding by severing their carotid artery. Another common denominator: all were slaughtered by Moslems. An endless list of Moslem girls and women can be added to them, those who were similarly slaughtered by their brothers, fathers or other relatives for “violating the family honor”. A question that arises automatically is where does this Moslem tendency to this kind of slaughter come from?

    The answer is simple: Slaughter is a routine, widespread practice among many Moslem families. Many children see how their fathers slaughter sheep when celebrating an important event, and the whole family is present at the sacrificial slaughter during Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, when the slaughter is part of the holiday ritual.

    In modern societies, the slaughter of animals for meat consumption takes place in slaughterhouses, far from the eyes of the public and children, who generally get their meat free of blood and hair and ready for cooking or eating. This sterile arrangement spares the public the sight of the slaughter, the blood and the accompanying cries. In the West, many of those who witnessed animal slaughter become vegetarian.

    In many Islamic societies, slaughter generally occurs at home, in front of the children, and is part of the routine of life. They are immunized against the sight of slaughter, are not moved by the blood dripping from the animal’s neck and are not frightened by its snorts and struggles. In many cases, the children hold the legs of the lamb in order to immobilize it during slaughter; they sense very well its frantic reactions as the knife so painfully slices through its neck. The presence and participation of the children in the act of slaughter immunizes them emotionally against its influence; when they are older they perform the custom of sacrifice with their own hands and knives, and in front of their own children.

    The emotional immunity to the act of slaughter allows a Moslem to utilize it whenever he feels he must employ radical methods to rid himself of someone. The slaughter of sheep during the Festival of Sacrifice is accompanied by the recitation of “In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful”, and the butchering of girls who do not behave properly is conducted as a kind of execution ceremony. The slaughterer feels that he is doing something important and worthy, acting in a way to which he is inured since early childhood.

    In western societies, slaughter seems barbaric, while members of Moslem societies view it as proper and commendable when carried out within the proper context. Therefore, slaughtering a Jew, a Christian or anyone seen as an enemy is not considered unusual in traditional Islamic societies. This is what professional jargon calls “a cultural difference”.

    The article is published in the framework of the Center for the Study of Middle East and Islam (under formation), Bar Ilan University, Israel. Mordechai Kedar is the director of the center.

  • excuse me

    but wtf is a jihadist exactly? Keep it short please, I don’t want anybody with google smarts to send me a huge wikipedia link.

    • no smart person uses wikipedia…only very very LAZY people!

  • noel hershfield

    Agree alQaeda Jihad is a dangerous euphemism for radical Islamic murder We better start calling a spade a spade.

  • David S. Most

    Here’s a gruesome result of the ongoing tendency in the UK to “accomodate” even the most radical of the Islamists. Given the freedom and opportunity that exist in the UK for its immigrants, it is rewarded by such radicals as these butchering a British soldier.
    In the US media all the initial reports deliberately avoided mentioning “Islamists” or “Radical Muslims” while they pretended it was some kind of “routine murder”!

    Will the Brits ever wake up and recognize that they are under relentless attack by these same radical Islamists?

    And we elect to try Major Hassan in Texas as a “criminal” rather than a traitor to his country after he shot and killed many US service men.

  • my sincere feelings go out to our soldiers loved ones,and for those other innocents that survived,i fear that this could be the breaking point in this country,i hope it isnt,but i fear we must prepare for,if this country does not bring back capital punishment,civil war,i feel that nothing else will calm the anger of the british people,iff nothings done,it will happen,the people will only take so much,.

  • DovidM

    It is refreshing that officials are not scratching their heads trying to find a motive, or labelling it as a random incident. Most on the left would rather pretend it never happened than to see the “underdogs” charged and convicted.

  • Kerri Feldman

    There is no tolerance for these animals. They should be sent back to their own countries to behead each other. We are civilized. I am praying that we will wake up before it is too late. This is exactly the future they envision for us infidels.

  • EthanP

    It’s going to get MUCH worse!

  • Normal Islamic behavior has arrived in London, the cutting of head off of a Soldier. England want Muslims in their country. Well now they got them. So enjoy the cutting of your Soldier’s heads off.

  • speak truth

    what a pack of lies. He NEVER said what the white reporter talking over him said. Keep droning people innocent people and you expect people to just be quiet. While this was a horror, what the UK, US and Israel are doing around the world to innocent people is against ALL international law. Sometimes chickens come home to roost. Start diplomacy on all fronts and stop the slaughter, stop the occupations!

    • The KORAN is the chicken… It has been roosting since the sociopath . Muhammad PERSONALLY decapitated 900 UNARMED Jews of the Banu Quarayza tribe in 627.

    • Emanuel

      Speak Truth,
      Are you serious? There is nothing more horrible than the lies and oppression spread by the Iranians, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, these fools don’t want diplomacy and they wont get it! Keep it up! Your own governments treat you worse than any “occupiers” the Arabs in Israel live like kings compared to those in Gaza who have to pay for smuggled KFC and are given the death penalty by Hamas for just about everything. We are not afraid of you, if you want some “diplomacy” come and have it! Leave these innocent people alone including ALL Jews who haven’t violated any laws and are more fair than you will ever know.

  • Geofrey

    The chickens have come home to roost. They killed Theo van Gogh, an innocent young Jewish man in Paris and now a random murder in London. Tony Blair told us that multiculturalism is a good thing. As with so many other things, he was wrong.