On That London (Woolwich) Car Attack & Beheading

The combination of methods is the only new thing in this story, which will be forgotten after the shock passes.  By-the-way, there is no excuse for any of this information to be missing from any news item on this incident.  You will see that most of the links are from WikiPedia, with good references on their WikiPedia pages.

Scroll down to see four, somewhat graphic, videos of the event.

The attack began with the attackers running over the victim with an automobile. The running down of targets by all sorts of evil doers is common, frankly.  Also, operating a motor vehicle in England, the USA, and many other places requires a license under the guise of safety, yet this did not stop the attackers.  Here are just a few other examples:
Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar SUV attack

Noor Almaleki, ‘honor killing’ by her father and his Jeep

Omeed Aziz Popal SUV rampage

By all means, that list is not all inclusive.

The attackers used meat cleavers and other knives in their attack and attempted beheading of their victim. Knives are subject to heavy restrictions in the UK, something akin to how guns are restricted in the USA, yet this did not stop the attackers.

Beheadings are not new. Daniel Pearl had his head sawed off in 2002, but he was abroad. Aasiya Hassan (Aasiya Zubair) was in the suburbs of Buffalo, NY when she was beheaded by her news-channel owning husband Muzzammil “Mo” Hassan.  From her WikiPedia entry:

Aasiya Zubair, also known as Aasiya Hassan (June 17, 1972 – February 12, 2009) was with her husband Muzzammil Hassan, the founder andowner[1] of Bridges TV, the first AmericanMuslim English-language television network.[2][3][4] In February 2009, she was found dead, beheaded, at the Bridges TV station after her estranged husband turned himself into a police station and was charged with 2nd degree murder.[5]

Some observers regard the murder an honor killing.[6]Marcia Pappas, New York State president of the National Organization for Women told the Buffalo News that “This was apparently a terroristic version of honor killing, a murder rooted in cultural notions about women’s subordination to men.” [7]

NPR reduced her murder to a case of domestic violence.  Strange that this particular case is generally unknown, anywhere.  Murder is illegal pretty much everywhere, yet it did not stop the attackers.

Attacking soldiers, or attempting to attack them in their homeland, is not new either.  Here are a few USA examples, some you may not be aware of:
John Patrick Bedell, shot two Pentagon security guards in 2010

Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground detonated a bomb inside the Pentagon, 1972

2009 Little Rock Recruiting Office Shooting, one Soldier killed

Two separate shootings at the Marine Corps museum in Triangle, Virginia, another at a Marine Corps recruiting station in Chantilly, Virginia, and a fourth incident shooting at the Pentagon.

Especially around the Pentagon, it is illegal to shoot (without cause) because it is surrounded by federal land, residential, and commercial development.  There must be dozens of laws banning this activity even if you are not trying to shoot anybody!  Of course, it is against the law to blow up buildings you do not own yourself, or even some you do own, too.

In nearly gun-free England, an island which should have easy to police borders by the way, the attackers were, by police, reported to have a gun, and a witness claims to have seen a gun.  Again, another set of laws that did not stop the attackers.

Pause for a moment to drink that all in.  The attackers ran a man over, tried to cut his head off, and kept the crowd at bay with a handgun.

Nothing in the car stopped them from running a man over  So, begin with the driver’s license that is supposed to be a safety measure.  The car looks like it has a license plate on it, another alleged safety measure from government, yet vehicle control was not a deterrent.

Gun and knife control have been well in place for quite a while, yet gun and knife control were no deterrent.

It is already against the law, and rightly, to murder people.  Yet, this was no deterrent to the attackers either.

The crowd?  If you watch the somewhat graphic videos below, you will see how timid and nonchalant the people of Woolwich really are.  None could confront these men, they are all law-abiding, defenseless people who just wait for the police to come by and clean up the mess.  If you want to see “sheeple” you get to see them in their full glory.

Bloodied attacker justifies Woolwich his jihad knife attack – graphic footage
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju8lzyqL1Z0?feature=player_detailpage]

Woolwich Attack’ Eyewitness “Killers Wanted To Get Caught’ Wednesday “{They was tellin’ people to go get the police”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndMm_uu6lhA?feature=player_detailpage]

Woolwich ‘machete attack’ like “something out of a film”
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3NWEpJqA4g?feature=player_detailpage]

Woolwich attack video: bloody aftermath
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ggX9nyUfZI?feature=player_embedded]

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