Harbinger of Hope?
Obviously, we cover issues relevant to the United States on this site. What has happened in Australia, and is happening in the U.K. however, may be a harbinger for us.
It was not long ago that a British soldier had his head nearly chopped off in broad daylight in London by a Muslim. The Brits have had enough. Being a much smaller country than we are, the proportion of immigrants has quickly become a matter of concern being that the immigrants I am speaking of are taught in their religion to kill us and have ZERO intent on assimilating.
Two men tried to behead a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street, hacking at his body “like a butcher attacking a joint of meat” in what one said was “eye for an eye” revenge for Britain’s wars against Muslims, a court was told on Friday.
Michael Adebolajo, 28, and Michael Adebowale, 22, dragged the lifeless body of Fusilier Lee Rigby, a veteran of the Afghan War, into the middle of the street so that horrified members of the public could see what they had done, prosecutor Richard Whittam said at the start of the men’s trial.
They deny committing what Whittam called a “cowardly and callous murder” by knocking Rigby down with a car as he crossed a street in Woolwich, southeast London, on the afternoon of May 22 before setting upon his unconscious body with a meat cleaver and knives.
“He was repeatedly stabbed and it appears it was Michael Adebolajo who made a serious and almost successful attempt to decapitate Lee Rigby with multiple blows to his neck made with the meat cleaver,” Whittam said.
“They had committed a cowardly and callous murder by deliberately attacking an unarmed man in civilian clothes from behind using a vehicle as a weapon,” he added.
There were gasps in the courtroom as his body was thrown onto the car’s windscreen. Rigby’s family were among those watching, his mother later leaving in tears.
Earlier, the court was shown CCTV footage of Rigby, who held a recruiting post and sometimes worked at the Tower of London, walking through Woolwich where his barracks was based.
He was wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with “Help for Heroes”, a military charity, and was carrying a camouflage-patterned rucksack.
Whittam told the court that witness Amanda Bailey had seen the car accelerate into Rigby before carrying him down the road and crashing into a road sign. The driver then got out carrying the cleaver.
“He knelt down by Lee Rigby and took hold of his hair. He then repeatedly hacked at the right side of his neck just below the jawline,” Whittam said. “He was using considerable force, bringing his hand into the air each time before he struck.”
Bailey saw him hack nine times at Rigby’s neck, Whittam said. Witnesses Gary Perkins and Gill Hucks called it an “horrific frenzied attack”, he added.
“He (Perkins) saw Michael Adebolajo sawing at the neck of Lee Rigby with a machete and the other man trying to cut bits of the body by hacking away at it,” Whittam said. “He described the actions as being like a butcher attacking a joint of meat.”
In the aftermath, Adebolajo spoke calmly to shocked passers-by, saying he would not harm women and children. The court was shown footage of Adebolajo, his hands drenched in blood, that was captured by a witness carrying a mobile phone.
“The only reason we’ve killed this man today is because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers. This British soldier is one – he is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,” Adebolajo said.
“Remove your governments. They don’t care about you. Do you think (British Prime Minister) David Cameron is gonna get caught in the street when we start busting our guns?”
Whittam said that after the attack on Rigby the two assailants deliberately waited for the police, scaring off the public by pointing a gun at them, and the court was shown dramatic footage of the moment armed officers arrived.
The U.K. is beginning to wake up.
“But it’s also, in my view, counterproductive. If you want a referendum on Britain’s future in the EU – whether we should stay or go – the only way to get that is to have a Conservative government after the next election.”
Let’s see what has happened in Australia (the “Labor” Party being the liberal party)
Sometimes only a cliché will do, especially when the subject is the Australian Labor party. Labor is holed beneath the water line and is sinking fast. No one, not even its newly reinstated skipper, Kevin Rudd, is capable of keeping the boat afloat as the nation heads for a general election on 7 September. In a couple of weeks, barring an act of God or a military coup, the conservative Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal-National coalition, will replace the left-liberal Rudd as prime minister of Australia.
Maybe the United States can start using their heads and see that liberalism is destroying our country. That is, if we can keep our heads attached to our bodies long enough, that is.