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(UK) Woolwich Incident: Two Men Shot By Police After Man...'Hacked to Death’ By Machetes
Metro UK News ^ | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Posted on 05/22/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by kristinn

A man wearing a Help For Heroes T-shirt has reportedly been hacked to death by two machete-wielding assailants in broad daylight in south-east London.

The two knifemen are understood to have been shot by armed police, although Scotland Yard will still only confirm officers had been called to reports of ‘an assault’ on John Wilson Street at around 2.20pm.

SNIP

Eyewitness James Heneghan told LBC 97.3 he and his wife had witnessed two men hacking at a third with two large kitchen knives.

‘We saw the whole incident,’ he said fighting back tears. ‘They were hacking at this poor guy, hacking him, chopping him.’

Mr Heneghan claimed one of the suspects had pointed a gun at his wife before they jumped back into his car and called the police.

He went on to claim that after the men had attacked the victim they dragged him into the middle of the street ‘like a piece of meat’.

A group of women then rushed to the victim to shield him from further attacks, Mr Heneghan continued, as the two knifemen stopped a passing bus and encouraged passengers to take pictures of them while they posed with their knives.

Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford said that he understood the victim to be a serving soldier from Woolwich Barracks.

‘I’ll be talking to everyone who is involved, we will be trying to do everything possible to try and ensure calm in the area. People will be very, very shocked,’ he told BBC Radio 5 Live.

‘We think a serving soldier was the victim. We don’t know the circumstances surrounding the incident.

‘We do know a number of weapons have been seized. They include a gun, various knives, and a machete, apparently.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: helpforheroes; islam; jihad; muslim; woolwich
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While the article doesn't say, this appears to be a jihadi attack. Good to see that brave British women went to protect the machete victim.
1 posted on 05/22/2013 9:09:56 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

If it were just chavs, the article would say.


2 posted on 05/22/2013 9:12:14 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: kristinn

A two-man isolated incident.


3 posted on 05/22/2013 9:12:54 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: kristinn

I didn’t know there were illegal alien Mexicans living in the UK.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 9:14:08 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: kristinn

It is too bad the British women citizens are not allowed to conceal carry guns. this could have been stopped quickly


5 posted on 05/22/2013 9:17:00 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Benghazi makes a difference to more people than you thought, Hillary)
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To: kristinn

When you outlaw machetes, only outlaws will have machetes.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 9:17:22 AM PDT by North Coast Conservative (If this be treason, make the most of it. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Paleo Conservative

***’Hacked to Death’ By Machetes***

Machetes or Pangas. Panga is an Africanized machete used mostly in the Ruanda massacres a few years ago.

I’m surprised the people can get these in England.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 9:17:58 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: Ramius
sword ping!

8 posted on 05/22/2013 9:19:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: kristinn
Man 'beheaded' in London street attack

Several witnesses described seeing a “beheading” while another described seeing a man wearing a Help for Heroes T-shirt being attacked with a machete-style knife and dumped in a south east London street.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/man-beheaded-in-london-street-attack-595220.html

9 posted on 05/22/2013 9:19:29 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

No. Clearly Amish.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 9:19:40 AM PDT by wjr123
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

It isn’t hard to make one.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: kristinn

Ya know, it’s past fury anymore .. it’s just cold, very cold .. the kind of indifference that steps on a cockroach without thought or qualm.


12 posted on 05/22/2013 9:22:12 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: kristinn
Judging from the comments following the article, it appears as though a couple of ordinary Englishmen decided to hack a soldier to death on the street.

They're still wearing PC blinders.

13 posted on 05/22/2013 9:22:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

The man was apparently a serving soldier himself.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 9:22:42 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: kristinn

Must be another ‘act of (close to the) workplace violence’, like Fort Hood in the US!

(sarc)


15 posted on 05/22/2013 9:22:46 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: kristinn

Between this barbaric machete attack and the days long riots in Sweden, I’d say that multiculturalism is working out just great in Europe.

Actually, if I was European I’d have to say that or risk being thrown in jail.


16 posted on 05/22/2013 9:26:06 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: kristinn

bkmk


17 posted on 05/22/2013 9:28:31 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: kristinn
But when The English Defence League so much as j-walks it's a hate crime.
18 posted on 05/22/2013 9:30:59 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Wisconsinlady
“...He says local police had to wait for backup from firearms officers...”

Even more wait when the responding cops don't have guns.

19 posted on 05/22/2013 9:31:26 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: UKrepublican
According to Twitter comments reposted by the Guardian

"Ohhhhh myyyy God!!!! I just see a man with his head chopped off right in front of my eyes!"

"The two black bredas run this white guy over over then hop out the car and start chopping mans head off with machete!!

More Tweets at the link. (Profanity alert.)

20 posted on 05/22/2013 9:34:16 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn
Apparently a couple of blokes missed the knife turn-in bin located in their neighborhood.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 9:36:43 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: kristinn; All

From the article:

“the two knifemen stopped a passing bus and encouraged passengers to take pictures of them while they posed with their knives.”

WOW.


22 posted on 05/22/2013 9:36:49 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Sky sources: attached was likely a politically motivated islamist terrorist attack.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 9:37:49 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: All
One witness, identified as James, says he and his partner saw two black men attack the young victim with knives, including a meat cleaver. The witness tells LBC: "They were hacking at this poor guy, literally. They were hacking at him, chopping him, cutting him. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there."
24 posted on 05/22/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: UKrepublican

Sky News is actually identifying them as Islamic? WOW. So many American “news” sources would only refer to them as “youths” or “disadvantaged locals”


25 posted on 05/22/2013 9:40:09 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: kristinn

Probably muzzies.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by expat2
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To: skeeter

More likely Cornish, or Welsh.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by steve8714 (Any homosexual man can marry any woman he wants. Just like the President.)
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To: kristinn

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3022511/posts

Are we seeing a trend?


28 posted on 05/22/2013 9:41:58 AM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Stoat

Yeah is a bit surprising!


29 posted on 05/22/2013 9:42:52 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Stoat

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d0f_1369235265

Live leak says Somalians.


30 posted on 05/22/2013 9:43:12 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: kristinn

BBC Confirm...2 men who beheaded soldier shouted Allah Akbar.


31 posted on 05/22/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: az_gila

The term “black” is often used also for dark brown folks like Pakistanis in the UK.


32 posted on 05/22/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT by expat2
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To: expat2

Self-radicalized, no doubt.


33 posted on 05/22/2013 9:46:50 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: kristinn
A group of women then rushed to the victim to shield him from further attacks, Mr Heneghan continued, as the two knifemen stopped a passing bus and encouraged passengers to take pictures of them while they posed with their knives. Woolwich and Greenwich MP Nick Raynsford said that he understood the victim to be a serving soldier from Woolwich Barracks. Happily posing for pictures after these unidentified attackers cut up and beheaded a British solider? Yea, I would say jihadis. England is lousy with Islamists and it seems the British govt likes it that way, seeing as how they want to go to war all the time to support Islamic movements around the world from Bosnia to Syria.
34 posted on 05/22/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by IXNK (Isus Xristos Nikas!)
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To: kristinn

How are those Twitter comments reposted by the Guardian even considered English?


35 posted on 05/22/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by IXNK (Isus Xristos Nikas!)
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To: expat2
The term “black” is often used also for dark brown folks like Pakistanis in the UK.


Yes, I know, I was born in the UK....:^)

My post #30 updates it to Somalians, and Live Leak also says a beheading.

36 posted on 05/22/2013 9:52:44 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: kristinn; All
BBC political editor Nick Robinson said the police view is that the the attack may have been filmed and footage may exist.

People carrying out the attack were of Muslim appearance and cries of God is Great or Allahu Akbar were heard, said our political editor.

 

BBC News - Man dead in Woolwich 'machete attack'

37 posted on 05/22/2013 9:56:11 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: kristinn

‘Sadly one patient, a man, was dead at the scene.’
What?!? whaddya mean ‘sadly’?
This is the hacker! It is dead! Good!

Not a word about the kind of creature that did this! Obviously the press has something to hide. They don’t want to alarm the brits and get them thinking that there are massive hordes of formerly-bearded savages who would gladly chop their heads off.


38 posted on 05/22/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: UKrepublican; All
BBC article here:

BBC political editor Nick Robinson said the police view is that the the attack may have been filmed and footage may exist.

People carrying out the attack were of Muslim appearance and cries of God is Great or Allahu Akbar were heard, said our political editor.

39 posted on 05/22/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Stoat

Oops. Just saw we posted the same thing.


40 posted on 05/22/2013 10:05:54 AM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: kristinn

No speculation about motives or identification of the killers.

We can draw our own conclusions therefore quite reasonably.

Muslims again.

Mohammed was a child rapist.


41 posted on 05/22/2013 10:09:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: North Coast Conservative

Britain already has knife control.

Really.

“The law already prohibits the possession of offensive weapons in a public place, and the possession of knives in public without good reason or lawful authority, with the exception of a folding pocket knife with a blade not exceeding three inches.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4581871.stm


42 posted on 05/22/2013 10:11:17 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("The White House can't be trusted." - Ron Fournier, National Journal)
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To: kristinn

No worries, it needs as much exposure as possible. Thank you :-)


43 posted on 05/22/2013 10:13:49 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Uncle Miltie
the possession of knives in public without good reason

In England's Sharia courts, Sudden Jihad Syndrome is a probably a "good reason."

44 posted on 05/22/2013 10:15:58 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: PghBaldy
17.35 The killing was likely to be a politcally motivated Islamist terror attack, sources tell Sky News...

17.28 Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has summoned a Cobra meeting, the BBC reports. The meetings are held when the Government is dealing with an emergency.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10074029/Shootings-and-machete-attack-in-south-east-London-live.html

45 posted on 05/22/2013 10:18:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn
"I say! That's jolly well not cricket!"
46 posted on 05/22/2013 10:23:17 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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47 posted on 05/22/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: DTogo

The EDL is the only hate group that accepts “people of all races, all faiths, all political persuasions, and all lifestyle choices”.


48 posted on 05/22/2013 10:40:01 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: kristinn

http://www.itv.com/news/


49 posted on 05/22/2013 10:48:16 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: kristinn

Happens all the time in Mexico though with beheadings too.


50 posted on 05/22/2013 10:54:32 AM PDT by MarMema
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