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Q&A: What is known about London attack.....
Q: What happened?
A: Two men with butcher knives, a machete and a meat cleaver hacked another to death near military barracks in south London's neighborhood of Woolwich. Two U.K. government officials told the AP the attack seemed to have been ideologically motivated by radical Islam, adding that the assessment was not based solely on video footage of one suspect making political statements against the British government. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the ongoing investigation.
Q: Where is Woolwich?
A: Woolwich is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of Trafalgar Square. The attack happened a few blocks from the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Q: Was it terrorism?
A: Britain's prime minister said there are "strong indications" the attack was an act of terrorism, and other officials have indicated it was inspired by radical Islam.
Q: Who was the victim?
A: The French president, who appeared at a press conference with the British prime minister, said the victim was a soldier, but British authorities have not yet confirmed his identity.
Before police arrived at the scene, one of the suspects, hands bloodied, called on Britain to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
"We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you," the man, speaking with a British accent declared as he spoke to a cellphone camera. "We must fight them as they fight us."
"He said: 'I killed him because he killed Muslims and I am fed up with people killing Muslims in Afghanistan. They have nothing to do there,'" she told the newspaper.
A: Footage showed a man in a dark jacket and knit cap walking toward a camera, clutching a meat cleaver and a knife. He urged the government to "bring our troops back." British troops are deployed in Afghanistan and recently supported the French-led intervention in Mali.....snip~
Q&A: What is known about London attack
I would say the Brits are calling it for what it is.....notice No hesitation. Unlike Team Obama. The Brits will not trip over terminology. They will call it like it is. Might Upset Team Obama that others wont play follow the Fake Leader. But it looks like they will have to get use to that fact. They have the statements made by the attackers. So there is no confusion.
Last edited by SgtRock; 05-23-13 at 06:35 AM.
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The guy in the pic above quoted the Bible as part of his rant. That seems unlikely for a real Jihadist. That and his local accent, and the demand to get OUR troops out, suggests he's a bit conflicted.
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