Soldier’s Death In London Is Thought To Be A Terrorist Attack

Wed, May 22, 2013 3:26pm EST by 6 Comments
British Soldier Killed London
Courtesy CNN

A British soldier was attacked and killed by two armed men in London on May 22, and the government is treating the attack as a suspected act of terrorism.

Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the UK government is treating the gruesome murder that happened on a London street as a suspected terrorist attack. A man was hit by a car near the Army barracks on May 22, and then attacked and killed by two men holding meat cleavers. One man holding a meat cleaver is reported to have said: “we swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”

Suspected Terrorist Attack Happens In London

David Cameron described the killing as “truly shocking” on Twitter, and he has since called a meeting of the country’s civil emergency committee to discuss authorities’ response, reports CNN. They report that the serving soldier was based at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwhich, and it was near here that the crime occurred.

The yet to be named soldier had apparently been on duty and was returning to the barracks when he was attacked.

Witnesses said he was hit by a car, then hacked with cleavers and his body was dumped in the middle of the road. How horrendous.

Witnesses Describe The London Attack

A witness said Michael Atlee told CNN said that he heard gunshots, and when he arrived at the scene there was blood all over the ground. Another witness called Lauren Collins said: “I still am quite shaken at what I’ve seen — I’ve seen a victim of an awful attack, and I’ve seen a body of a young man.”

The two suspects have been taken to hospital after they were shot by a firearms unit. No motivation is yet known.

London Mayor Boris Johnson tweeted about the attack on May 22: “This afternoon’s attack in Woolwich is a sickening deluded and unforgivable act of violence. My thoughts are with the victim and his family.”

Are you shocked by this news, HollywoodLifers?


– Eleanore Hutch

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Posted at 5:43 PM on May 25, 2013  

Cause religions ppl do wars!?! yes and not…now i tell you something.
Bible, Qoran, and others wrote by humans, i mean normal people like me and you, and nobody of them can say the true about GOD or where we come from and why the life it was created. But for sure some GOD exist, because the universe was created by somebody or something i guess…it’s true, men and women have the right to believe in what they wanna believe and nobody can say is that wrong. But people need to understand, we live in 21 century, and not in medievel age, then any person shuld follow the its religion without become maniac, so taking easily any holy word mentioned on the saint books not all Muslim are bad people, and i tell you more, Islam is not the same and change very often from any country, for example in Turkey this religion is strongest, but is not an Islamic laws, cause the founder of the governement created a Secular nation, but if you go in other south countries this religion became laws, in fact governement can kill for Sharia punishment and believe me if you read Qoran you will find same things wrote on the Bible, as “don’t do sex before the wedding, don’t insult your GOD, not betray your woman, adultery, alcool, drugs and so on” and i remember the Cristian church killed many people in the ancient times and for little things, like the witch or blasphemy or adultery, as actually they do Islam in some countries, so if Muslim try to become modern like Cristian everything is gonna be ok, for example Cristian allow a marriage with a difference belief but Islam doesn’t allow and th force the man to convert himself into Muslim, so no good cause the governement doesn’t allow to Muslim woman to take a marriage with her lover.
Also Islam come from Arabic, and actually also Muslim are divide in 2 beliefs, one is Sunni that believe in Muammed as prophet and Allah as GOD, and the second one are Shiiti believe in Allah as GOD, Muammed as Prophet and Hossein the nephew of Muammed, so for this reason Sunni declaired war against Shiiti since the ancient times, and currently they try to kill many Shiiti for go in their paradise, as in middle east happened today. (the terrorism attack in Iraq cause Sunni and Shiiti war actually)
Then Muslims are not the problem cause they have their problems too.
The real problem is the people control by media and clergy ppl too, and some of them become maniac and extremist and the governement allow to do that cause in this case they can do many wars around the world, cause war it’s business for them, and to do that many people die.
So the situation can’t change, cause this game is biggest, and to change the story people need to stay all in peace and without racism for different belief, cause religion is religion, love is love, and laws are laws, last time i talked with an Indu religios and i asked to him, “what you gonna a do if your daughter wants marry a Muslim or Buddism or Cristian man?” and he told me “I try to stop her, and if she go ahead, i just cut relation with her”, so you know this attitude is not good, cause 2 people with different beliefs can live together if they respect eachothers, as Japanese do, for example most of Japanese believe in many GODS, so a GOD for water, for sky for ocean also for PC, for this reason they live in peace without any racism cause they accept any GOD, and this is mean they are opened in their mind cause respect every people and belief.
Then all religions can be extremes but depend if you are extremist or not.
As for myself i’m Cristian Catholic and i have many Muslim friends and we are agree in many aspects and i don’t see so much different from us, just in that points i mentioned above, and i think they could improve it, but they are not extremist, they just respect eachother and they live in peace, and for this reason i was curious and i checked Qoran just for know well the story and could say something as my opinion as well, cause before speak it’s better get an idea about the subject.
I wish everybody in the world will try to live in peace in the future and without wars.

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Posted at 11:31 AM on May 23, 2013  

Hmmm, peaceful religion…..

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Posted at 2:27 AM on May 23, 2013  

Bastards! All of them! Time to stop being politically correct, folks! And go after those bastards!

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Posted at 5:09 PM on May 22, 2013  

Why on earth is a story like this on a site called ‘Hollywood Life’? Your insipid narrative is revolting. Stick to the Kardashians where brainlessness is appropriate.

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Omolara Spencer

Posted at 4:09 PM on May 22, 2013  

Are you shocked by this news, HollywoodLifers?
How stupid are you to ask such a question. Who the heck wouldn’t be shocked at such a horrendous this like this? A man gets ran over then hacked to death by 2 lunatics in broad daylight, in the middle of the street and you ask if people are shocked by this news? You’re a mewling buffoon of a nuisance.

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Nigel Whittaker

Posted at 3:51 PM on May 22, 2013  

Heartfelt simpanthy for the family of this soldier murdered in London. When oh when will this government grow a pair and kick out Qatada and his like. Why should us Brits put up with such weak governments. Death penalty for all terrorists and kick out all the suspects our MI 5 are watching. Close the borders, get out of Europe and scrap the human rights law replaced with a bill of rights to protect us the British public. Enough is enough.

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