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'Angels' prayed, comforted fallen soldier Lee Rigby
heraldsun.com.au ^ | May 25, 2013

Posted on 05/24/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy

A MOTHER and daughter are being hailed as the "Angels of Woolwich' after they comforted Drummer Lee Rigby and prayed for him in his final moments.

Gemini Donnelly-Martin, 20, and her mother Amanda Donnelly, asked the men who hacked Drummer Rigby to death if they could be by his side. The two attackers allowed women to pass.

Ms Donnelly-Martin told the Daily Mirror that despite many including British Prime Minister David Cameron calling the women heroes she believes they just did what anyone would do.

"We just wanted to take care of the man. It wasn't brave. Anyone would have done it. It had to be done," she said. "The only thing people need to worry about is that poor man's mum. We are grateful, though, for what people are saying about us."

Mrs Donnelly cradled the man in her arms and prayed over his body even after being confronted by one of the alleged killers.

Her son Simeon, 22, said his mother came home afterwards and had a cup of coffee but didn't want to talk about what she had witnessed.

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1 posted on 05/24/2013 11:59:38 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Jinn?


2 posted on 05/24/2013 12:03:04 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s all nice, but... Gosh, it would’ve been preferable for concealed carry to be legal over there. The outcome could’ve been soooo different.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 12:03:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: 1rudeboy

I thought he was beheaded.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 12:04:29 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite
That would make 'comforting' unlikely.

Still its a good thing they did.

5 posted on 05/24/2013 12:06:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 1rudeboy

The stories of women confronting the jihadis and protecting the body of the fallen soldier have, from the first, reminded me of the Holy Myrrhbearers: only the women disciples of Jesus were brave enough to go to the tomb with embalming ointments. And like these women, doubtless they would have denied their own courage and said, “we only wanted to take care of the man.”


6 posted on 05/24/2013 12:36:39 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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7 posted on 05/24/2013 12:49:43 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: The_Reader_David; 1rudeboy

I realize that my following question/comment is cynical but given jihadists who committed the crime, I wonder whether any white women who tried to comfort the dying soldier would have been beheaded as well. In other words, did these women survive only as a result of the color of their skin. And damn, I hate thinking and writing things like that.


8 posted on 05/24/2013 12:53:18 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ
I wonder whether any white women

No, the first woman one of the terrorists talked to after the crime was a white woman who just stood there..........The photo is available somewhere.

9 posted on 05/24/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco

then I publicly apologize for my cynical comments. My system froze when I tried to access to the original website so the only picture I saw was the one earlier in this thread. Again I apologize to everyone reading my prior comment.


10 posted on 05/24/2013 1:03:26 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: 1rudeboy

a pox on those who harbor and encourage outrageous acts in the name of a ‘religion’


11 posted on 05/24/2013 1:15:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ
then I publicly apologize for my cynical comments

For pete's sake, there is nothing to apologize for........

As a side note, these are two of the most disturbing photos I have ever seen. Not one one single person in the vicinity of those murderers made any attempt to bum rush them and attempt to take them down. NOT ONE! All they did was stand and watch.......


12 posted on 05/24/2013 1:27:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Not one one single person in the vicinity of those murderers made any attempt to bum rush them and attempt to take them down

Because they would probably get arrested and charged with a hate crime.

13 posted on 05/24/2013 1:29:36 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Looking at the damage on the car it looks like the victim was mortally wounded before the muzzie murderers started to stab him. My guess the crowd knew that.


14 posted on 05/24/2013 1:33:21 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

No, he’s talking about the wusses in the 2nd pic standing there in a huddled mass. Someone should have put a flying knee drop into that muzzies spine or smashed his head with the nearest object. His back is towards them. Cowards all.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 1:55:12 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.)
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To: skeeter; saganite
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A couple of points to note.

Firstly, it is probable that Drummer Lee Rigby remained 'alive' and possibly even 'aware' for several minutes after his beheading, if being run down by a car did not kill him. Though cut off from oxygen and blood, the brain remains 'alive' for a short period of time. I have read of 'recipients' of justice from France's 'National Razor', making facial expressions and their eyes even following objects, for a short period of time after its use; rare, though it has occurred. It is possible, even if his head were completely severed, for him to hear sounds, even if he appeared unconcious, prior to death. As he no longer had a trunk to allow breathing, he would be unable to speak or make a sound. The prayers of these two women may have been a comfort to him, and most certainly could have been for those near by.

Secondly, as a Christian, if Mr. Rigby were not a Believer, his hearing their prayers, may have afforded him the opportunity to accept Jesus and be saved. We know that the repentent robber on the cross obviously had no time to perform good works, yet Jesus told him that, "...today you shall be with Me in Paradise." (Luke 23:40-43) On that basis, I believe that there was an opportunity for his redemption, if he was not saved.

Thirdly, I have seen some amazing things occur involving healing among family and friends, things that doctors can only explain as 'flukes', or cannot explain, but yet, deny even the possibility that God could have performed a miracle. Remember, in Canada, the vast majority do not believe in God and, in fact, many think of themselves as gods!

A gentleman at a church that I used to attend, witnessed a man come back to life at a prayer service, after having been dead for 15 minutes. I have found no fault in anything else that he has ever said, so I cannot believe that he would lie about this.

I am currently assisting a Pastor friend, originally from Liberia, to set up a church in a lower class neighbourhood in Calgary, an isolated community of 6,000 people, with no churches for two miles. Some of the stories he has shared of what God has done, just amaze me! In Africa, they see and acknowledge many more miracles than we do.

16 posted on 05/24/2013 1:57:29 PM 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: central_va
My guess the crowd knew that.

Probably but do you honestly think that since they were only brandishing knives and machete's that a crowd of Americans wouldn't have tried to take them down?

If not armed I would have looked around for anything on the ground to use as a weapon. Britain has become a nation of pacifists and "A Clockwork Orange" was certainly prescient

17 posted on 05/24/2013 2:41:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: central_va
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"Nuke Mecca" ... and BE DONE with these insane Islamic Savages ...


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20 posted on 05/24/2013 3:24:13 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Piss upon Obama, and his False Prophet Mohammed)
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To: ScottinVA
That’s all nice, but... Gosh, it would’ve been preferable for concealed carry to be legal over there. The outcome could’ve been soooo different.

Had he a .45 (M1911A1)
He'd still be alive.

I know, bad poetry but still if he had an M1911A1, he;d most likely sent those two mooselimbs to the giant whorehouse in the sky, or under ground.
21 posted on 05/24/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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The UK needs to wake up and allow concealed and open carry.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 7:31:45 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: Nowhere Man

I wonder ... the event appears to have started with him swerving off the street to keep from hitting someone, wrecking his car and perhaps rendering him incapacitated long enough for the vermin to hack at him then drag him from the car and hack some more.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 7:32:19 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Nowhere Man

England is gone, it will not be “waking up.”


24 posted on 05/24/2013 7:57:46 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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