Yesterday, two “suspected Muslim fanatics” attacked a soldier wearing a tee-shirt for a veteran’s aid society in the street a short distance from the Royal Artillery Barracks in London after knocking him down with their car. Using a meat cleaver and knives they attempted to behead and evicerate the man in in the street, then hung around to be filmed by locals while decrying the deaths of people in “their country” — in this case, most likely referring to Afghanistan — despite the perpetrators being black (so, not Afghan; the one attacker has Nigerian parents…where the UK is not currently at war) and having English accents (again…not Afghan.)
We swear by the Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. We must fight them as they fight us, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth… I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you. Do you think David Cameron’s going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns? Do you think the politicians are going to die? No, it’s going to be the average guy, like you.
The response from the security services of the United Kingdom are proving the man right: MI5 was aware of the perpetrators, and had deemed them a threat not requiring “immediate intervention.” Now in the wake of the attack in which the men not only were screaming the traditional “Allah, hua akbar”, but admitted the religious motivation on camera, Scotland Yard’s police commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, rolled out this doozy:
We understand concern about the motivation and we will work tirelessly to uncover why this occurred and who was responsible. I understand people want answers, but I must stress we are in the early stages of investigations.
Hey, Sir Bernie — I know you’re a law enforcement “professional” and all, but here’s a hint — the guys stuck around to posture for cameras and told you it was jihad, then one was apprehended on his way to Somalia to join al-Shahaab. Mystery bloody solved.
Nevertheless, Her Majesty’s Government leaped into action and had a meeting. That led to Prime Minister David Cameron telling Britons,
The people who did this were trying to divide us. They should know something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger…One of the best ways of defeating terrorism is to go about our normal lives.
Nice platitude. I know ignoring a person trying to kill me has worked wonders in the past. A stiff upper lip isn’t going to help you while you exsanguinate.
Reaction to the murder has showed the dysfunctional nature of British society — from the woman with the pram that walked by the murder victim and ranting jihadi without expression (shades of Kitty Genovese…google it) to the 48 year-old woman that dressed down the cleaver-wielding killer (why is this woman not running Scotland Yard — which had to wait 20 minutes to respond while they unlocked the arms locker in Whitehall)…
to the “hey, whaddaya gonna do?” quality of official response. The only people that bothered to protest the obvious act of religiously-motivated terror were 100 or so members of the English Defense League, who — while raving racist and culturalist nuts — might just have a point about the danger of a lax asylum and immigration policy that favors folks that want to kill you.
Don’t worry, though — HMG has a plan to keep you all safe: ban people wearing uniforms! Here’s the short, brutal truth: When you cannot have your own military in uniform in your nation for fear of incite violence from immigrants to your country, you’ve lost your culture and country.