UK: Fatal cleaver attack an act of terror
Authorities examine the crime scene in London's Woolwich neighborhood.
May 22nd, 2013
09:38 PM ET

UK: Fatal cleaver attack an act of terror

They first hit the man, thought to be a British soldier, with a car in broad daylight. Then the two attackers hacked him to death and dumped his body in the middle of a southeastern London road.

As the victim - dressed in what appeared to be a T-shirt for Help for Heroes, a charity that helps military veterans - lay prone, one of the two attackers found a camera.

"We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone," said a meat-cleaver-wielding man with bloody hands, speaking in what seems to be a London accent.

British Prime David Cameron called the act a terrorist attack.

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  1. Hamsta

    This is exactly why every muslim should live under surveilence IN A CONCENTRATION CAMP.

    May 23, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Total muslim population of Britain is estimated at 2.7 m. islam has been present there since 1717 & was recognized in 1812.

      May 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      So what? Catholics (pre-Christian) have been there since prehistoric times. We should impale any "radical" muslims(terrorists) and stand them on twenty foot timbers coated with pig fat in front of the temple mount in the sands of jerusalem. All other muslims should be put in concentration camps and force fed a diet of pork.

      May 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken Margo

      Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Fed. Building in OKC. Should ALL white people be put in concentration camps? Their are salted nuts of all colors. You just gotta hope you're not around when they snap.

      May 23, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Shariq

    Thank you, western societies, for permitting us to immigrate into your lands, provide us lavish social welfare paid for by seizing the earnings of your successful indigenous, and enabling our numbers to expand until we dominate you. Remember: Diversity is strength! We are a nation of immigrants! Everybody is equal but the color of their skin! Islam is a religion of peace! Thank you, progressives, for enabling this to happen.

    May 23, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cult of diversity

    Nigerian immigrants become Islamic terrorists targeting their host nation. This is strikingly similar to the US Chechnyan immigrant story. Progressive elites, US and UK, are today engaged in one of the most audacious and ambitious experiments in history. They are trying to transform a Western Christian republic into an egalitarian democracy made up of all the tribes, races, creeds, and cultures of planet Earth. So how's that working out for you?

    May 23, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    get us out of the quagmire in Iraq & Afghanistan. Let the regional neighbors deal with the mess. This 'war on terror' has produced more terror.

    May 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken Margo

      Tell john McCain and the republicans to stop pushing for involvement in Syria.

      May 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    End the invasion & occupation doctorine, wind up bases from where the general public doesn't want us and that includes Japan and central Asian republics or the the cycle of violence would continue.

    May 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat


    May 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    C'mon CNN its not fair, let me thru.

    May 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    These policies are no longer sustainable.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    need to get out where we are not wanted.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Good day all its getting tiresome to plead with CNN.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    If one looks at the past say fifty yrs crimes like this one committed by those of muslim faith in Britain are zero. Even if we go back to the recent past decade of wars.

    May 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Sure, blame everyone but the muslims who declared war on the rest of the world 2,000 years ago. Chrissy and banasy are going to be mad that you drank all the Kool-Aid. You didn't leave any for the other mindless sheep, now they will wander off and get lost....and hopefully get eaten by wolves.....or a muslim.

      May 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ken Margo

    If we put groups of people under surveillance because of the act of one, you'll be watching everybody. It's a tragedy by brainwashed fools. There's no other way to describe it.

    May 23, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anti-Hamsta

      We keep an eye on our enemies no matter who they are. I don't know where you got your stupid ideas at all.

      May 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken Margo

      My point is not to stereotype people. Timothy McVeigh (White) Richard Reid (British) Terrorism comes in ALL colors. That's why the govt asks for help. ("If you see something, say something") The govt cant watch everyone and you know you wouldn't want them to.

      May 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rbwphd

    Islam has some of the finest minds of the fourteenth century.

    May 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    @Ken Margo
    its this mind set of pure hate sans intellect and a grip on perspective that has been responsible for getting us where we stand today.

    May 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    My point in letting the bloggers know the historic perspective of muslims in Britain was that if as some misguided souls believe, islam was in fact attacking us (lol) then 2.7 muslims in Britain or 5-6 million American muslims would have been up in arms.but that was for the thinking folks.

    May 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
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