Britain Terror Attack

A London soldier was brutally killed in the U.K. last night as part of a harrowing terrorist attack. Lee Rigby, the 25 year-old drummer and father of a 2 year-old, was on active duty when he was reportedly attacked by two assailants at the gate of the Royal Artillery Barracks (location shown above).

The men allegedly hit Rigby with a car before beheading him with meat cleavers and machetes in front of a shellshocked crowd of dozens of civilians.

After the beheading, the attackers shouted “Allahu Akbar” and demanded that passerbys take video of them. In front of the camera, one of the men, holding knives and a meat cleaver with hands soaked in blood, defended the attack, saying: “We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. Your people will never be safe. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.”

It took the police around twenty minutes to arrive. During that time, the attackers walked up and down the street with their bloody weapons as passerbys confronted them. When the police arrived, the assailants rushed at them. The two men were shot and later taken to a hospital for their injuries.

The story of a UK mom who bravely went toward the victim is getting international attention. She is shown in pictures calmly addressing the attackers, who both had weapons in hand. She was acknowledged by British Prime Minister David Cameron.

The gruesome murder was documented on Twitter as passerbys posted the attack in detail as it occurred, with followers reacting in shock and outrage.

  • SayWhat

    @jj,I refuse to call Muslims ‘them, they or those people’. Trayvon Martin was killed because he was ‘one of those people’, I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture.
    Bottom line for me is that I can feel sympathy for the dead soldier without calling Muslims ‘them’.

  • Kay

    I saw this a while ago and I was shocked at how this man was standing there, stating his supposed intentions with blood on his hands and still wielding bloody weapons smeared with gore. It chilled me to the bone. I heard the soldier had a two year old boy. My heart aches knowing this child will now grow up without a father.

  • Kay

    You know, I just don’t agree with this statement. As a Black individual, I and everyone I know has been maligned in some way due to race, class, gender etc. But you can’t go out crashing into buildings, shooting people at random, hacking people etc. Like it or not, we all live in this world together, and have to work within it to make it a better place.

  • Kay

    Yes, they are. In fact, the U.S. has been feared and loathed the world over for its policies and practices. I don’t agree with many of our foreign policies or many of the things that our officials do, but I’ll won’t sit down and excuse the murder of an innocent man just because of imperialism. Life is a bit more nuanced and complex than just “our side/their side.”

  • http://gravatar.com/testing2 testing2

    where were the solders at the gate? how come there was not intervention until the police arrived?

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