Sometimes terror is a coordinated effort, even a state sanctioned operation, and at other times, terror is the act of one or two lone outliers. Today in London, terror revealed itself as the latter.
In a breathtaking attack, a terrorist wielding a meat cleaver chopped a British soldier to death, leaving him dead in the street in broad daylight. The man shouted “Allahu Akbar” after the attack and then, in a brazen move, the terrorist forced passersby to record a chilling video of him sharing his motives for the attack.
“We swear by Almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth,” said the man, whose hands were still bloody. “We apologize that women had to see this today but in our lands our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you”
One witness said one of the men was armed with a gun.
“I walked back up there and the tall black bloke had changed the gun to the other guy and he had two meat cleavers in his hand,” Julia Wilders, 51, told the paper. “And the response police turned up and he’s ran towards them with meat cleavers before I could even get out of the car … they shot him. And then the other one lifts the gun up and they shot him as well.”