“Motive Unclear”: Machete Wielding Madman Beheads Woman In London Garden
Police are saying that the motive was unclear and that it may not be linked to terrorism, though the name and religious affiliation of the suspect has not yet been released. Even if it has nothing to do with Islam at all, you can be sure that there will be many Muslims who will wish it did. Because when it comes to Islam and beheading, even they can’t think of one without thinking about the other …
Update: The Telegraph is reporting that “One line of inquiry for detectives is understood to be that the man was inspired by recent footage of terrorists beheading two American journalists in Syria. Some residents claimed last night that the suspect was a local man who had converted to Islam last year …” If confirmed, looks like some of his co-religionists will get their wish …
Qur’an Sura 8:12b, “… terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.”
The attack is said to have happened in the afternoon in Edmonton, where special forces were called to the scene when the unidentified man attacked either a dog or a cat with a knife, according to the Daily Mail.
In the backyard of a nearby house, police discovered a woman dead. More officers were deployed to the scene, where they cornered and used tasers to subdue the suspect and brought him into custody on suspicion of murder.
‘There were a number of people [present]. What we do know is that this male has gone along a number of the back gardens of this premises,’ said Metropolitan Police Commander Simon Letchford. ‘Officers who attended the scene have evacuated a number of those people from those premises to make them safe. During that period they distracted the man from carrying out any further attacks.’
The suspect is currently receiving medical attention for injuries sustained during the arrest.
Letchford said that the man’s motive for reportedly killing a woman and attacking an animal are still unclear.
‘Whilst it is too early to speculate on what the motive behind this attack was I am confident, based on the information currently available to me, that it is not terrorist related,’ said John Sandlin, a detective leading the investigation. ‘Local officers and specialist detectives are at the scene and will remain there for many hours to come. Specially trained family liaison officers will be deployed to support the family; we request that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time.’
According to Sky News, other residents had to flee the scene to avoid being attacked.” Read more.
Flashback: British Imam: There Will Be More Murder, Beheadings On The Streets Of England – “Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, the leader of the now banned Islam4UK, said ‘there will be other Lee Rigbys’ during a heated debate on immigration… none sparked such a reaction on social media as Choudary, with many questioning why he should be allowed on the programme… In an interview with one of the presenters, Nick Ferrari, Choudary said: ‘Afghanistan is not occupying Britain. Britain (sic) are going to Muslim countries and killing people. This will have repercussions in this country and unless we wake up to this fact, there will be other Lee Rigbys.’” Read more.
Flashback: Al-Shabaab Terrorists To UK Muslims: Grab Your BBQ Knives And Start Killing Non-Muslims – “His face is hidden but the voice spouts a hate-filled message that is becoming increasingly familiar. The hooded Islamic fundamentalist calls out to the ‘disbelievers who dominate our lives and lands’. It is a well-rehearsed argument that for years now has featured in jihadist propaganda the globe over. But never before has a terror video been so directly aimed at potential recruits in Britain… ‘A simple knife from your local B&Q will do the job’ …” Read more.