“This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’: What man holding bloody cleaver said after ‘hacking soldier in Help For Heroes T-shirt to death just yards from Woolwich barracks’Â (Daily Mail)
“Allahu akbar” nothing to do with Islam!
The dramatic video obtained by ITV News emerged after terrified eyewitnesses saw two men shot by police marksmen following a machete attack on a serving soldier in Woolwich, south-east London. The two men are thought to have waited at the scene of the attack for 20 minutes, asking people to take photographs of them, until police arrived and then tried to attack them – but were swiftly shot by armed officers, including a woman. They apparently shouted ‘Allah Akbar’, which means ‘God is great’ in Arabic, and tried to film the attack, the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson said. Theresa May tonight called a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee in response and Prime Minister David Cameron has cancelled a meeting with French President Francois Hollande to return to London.
Not to worry:Â Theresa May, the Home Secretary, got right to it.Â Â Her Majesty is being kept informed.Â Keith Vaz MP, the Labour chairman of the Home Affairs select committee (the what?) babbles stupidly:
Video filmed by an onlooker and broadcast by ITV News shows a man with his hands covered in blood and holding a bloodied knife and machete. He says in a London accent: “I apologise that women had to witness that, but in our lands our women have to see the same thing.
“You people will never be safe. Remove your Government, they don’t care about you.”
He then walks off, still carrying his weapons, back towards the body of the victim who is lying in the middle of the road.
In other parts of the video, said to be too shocking to show, it is claimed he says: “This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
Fred Oyat, who saw the incident from the window of his flat, tellsÂ Josie EnsorÂ that two black or Middle Eastern men were wondering around the street, walking over the dead body on the floor:
“The two men were shouting,” he says. “They had three knives including a machete and a meat cleaver as well as an old gun.
“The white man was already dead on the floor, his fade covered in blood. He had a big neck wound and his neck was almost off.”
“They seemed to be encouraging people to take photos and waited there until police arrived as if they wanted a fight.
“There was blood running down the streets. I still can’t stop shaking.”