In what can only be described as brutal, senseless, and disturbing, a british soldier was hacked to death in the middle of a street in London. He was hit with a car before the hacking, with the two men responsible not running from the scene but using it as a means to make a statement. The attack took place in a neighborhood called Woodwich, with the incident ending in a shootout and both suspects taken to separate hospitals.
The video below shows one of the attackers with bloody hands, trying to explain why they butchered the man on the street.
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone” the assailant continued, “The only reasons we killed this man this is because Muslims are dying daily”
There were numerous witness reports, with one claiming they were trying to remove the victim’s organs. The suspects were trying to get people to take pictures of them, as they wanted the event to be highly publicized.
The attack lead to heightened security around London, with the police anticipating counter attacks against the muslim community. Riot police were dispersed, as a top security measure. The Muslim Council of Britain immediately came down on the attack, ensuring that the attack didn’t represent the Islamic faith. They also urged London “to come together in solidarity to ensure the forces of hatred do not prevail.” There has only been one account of retaliation, as a man with two knives threw a smoke grenade into a mosque in east London. He demanded someone to come out and claim responsibility for the attack. The man was later arrested.
Along with heightened police security, London barracks were put on high alert in anticipation of another attack taking place. The victim was a member of the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, he was on his way back to his station when the attack took place.
David Cameron, prime minister of England, immediately responded to the attack.
We will never buckle to terror
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 22, 2013