Two Islamist terrorists decapitated a British soldier in the streets of London today. From the Telegraph’s live blog coverage:
18.59 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.”
A “London accent,” ergo not likely an immigrant, but a homegrown terrorist. More:
17.14 The witness who spoke to LBC, called James, says there were “brave women” present who were shielding the victim at the scene.
He tells the radio station: “We saw clearly two knives, meat cleavers. They were big kitchen knives like you would use in a butcher’s. They were hacking at this poor guy. We thought they were trying to remove organs from him.
“These two guys were crazed, they were not there, they were just animals. They then dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road.
“They took 20 minutes to arrive, the police – the armed response.
“There was only a few people at first, then traffic began to build up because people were getting out of their cars to shout at them. They were taking no notice, they were standing there, I think they were proud of what they were doing.
“When they dumped the body in the road, these two black guys had the opportunity to hurt other people if they wanted to because there were brave women with the dead guy on the floor. They were shielding and covering him. The attackers with the knives were standing over these women.”
Full story here. Witnesses say the two men chanted, “Allahu akbar!” as they chopped the soldier to bits.
UPDATE: Here’s a video of the terrorist, with a machete and a knife in his hand, justifying what he just did:
UPDATE.2: From the Telegraph’s live blog:
20.31 One local woman said she thought she saw one of the killers preaching in Woolwich town centre about a week ago.
Her daughter, Rebecca France, 18, said: “It was really political and angry. She said she thought it was strange because he was different from the usual guys who preach in the name of Jesus – he wasn’t doing that.”
Her mother recognised the man from a mobile phone video showing one of the killers, wearing a black knitted hat, holding a knife in bloody hands, she said.