“Everything I am hearing leads me to think that Londoners can go about their business in the normal way and we are going to bring the killers to justice” – Boris Johnson
Yesterday’s tragic events in Woolwich held the nation in a grip of fear. The services acted quickly to secure the site (within 14 minutes) and news flashed around the world detailing that Britain was under a “terrorist attack”. Whilst the actions of two young men were extreme to say the least the resultant “panic” that Britain was in the grip of was justified and at the same time unjustified. The two young men wanted to engage Britain in a state of war claiming that the citizens must witness the events that unfold in their respective country/ies. The brave stance of one woman informed one attacker that he wants to engage in a war that he cannot win ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?”
The response was
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”.
“We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”
“I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.”
“You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bussin’ our guns? You think politicians are going to die?
“No it’s going to be the average guy, like you, and your children.
“So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace.”
What Britain has to fear is ingrown home terrorism and as difficult as it is this is that the Prime Minister needs to concentrate on now. The urge is for Londoners and the citizens of Britain to continue with their daily lives but with a little more vigilance and the suggested cutbacks on services be urgently reviewed.
Sincere condolences to the family of the victim and being mindful of Britain’s brave soldiers who serve all over the world the threat of Islam extremists is real and evident – be vigilant and be proud.
- Woolwich attack: ‘No wider terror threat’ to Londoners in wake of brutal killing (metro.co.uk)
- David Cameron: ‘Woolwich attack sickened us all’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Woolwich machete attack leaves man dead. (bobbyedegbo.wordpress.com)
- Police attending Woolwich ‘attack’ (bbc.co.uk)
- Woolwich attack: Two men arrested in connection with killing as details of public heroism emerges (metro.co.uk)