May 22nd, 2013
05:05 PM ET

Brutal cleaver assault on man in London street is suspected terror attack

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN

London (CNN) - A man thought to be a serving British soldier was killed by two armed men in a frenzied attack on a London street Wednesday, in what the government is treating as a suspected act of terrorism.

Witnesses told of a gruesome scene in which the man was hit by a car, then hacked with cleavers and his body dumped in the middle of the road in Woolwich, southeast London.

The two suspects in the killing were injured in a confrontation with police and have been taken to two hospitals, where they are being treated.

CNN affiliate ITN aired a video showing a man with bloody hands and holding a meat cleaver, who says, "We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you."

The man, who seems to have a London accent, carries on: "The only reasons we killed this man this is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye a tooth for tooth.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Europe • Islam • Terrorism • United Kingdom

soundoff (121 Responses)
  1. Dario

    Lazy Granite


    July 9, 2013 at 8:00 am |
  2. faith

    sam stone

    faith: jeebus is waiting for you to take your rightful place on your knees, pleasing him. it is as close as a click away

    thanks to each and every nazi god hating fascist 4 giving lil fatty sambo heck 4 being the degenerate animal and terrorist, the filthy evil deviant pervert she is. really think u r swell.

    June 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  3. usindiefilms

    Seriously? It's not a suspected terror attack. It 100% was a terror attack.

    June 2, 2013 at 7:48 am |
  4. faith

    NASA | Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun

    seeing is believing

    June 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm |
  5. faith



    tell ur friends

    June 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  6. Science

    Hey all creationists ...........chadie too....the truth below !

    The fairy in the sky DID NOT create US !

    Ancient life...............3.5 billion years ago.............NO god(s) or horn-y red devil (666 the beast) never has been

    Disappearance of Stromatolites, Earliest Visible Manifestation of Life: Ancient Enigma Solved?

    May 28, 2013 — The widespread disappearance of stromatolites, the earliest visible manifestation of life on Earth, may have been driven by single-celled organisms called foraminifera.



    The University of Sydney.........................geology..............the dirt guys.

    Precious opal veinlets in a sandstone from central Australia.


    Answer to opal mystery shows Red Centre's links to Red Planet

    31 May 2013

    The dramatic geological events that created opal, Australia's national gemstone, have been described for the first time by a University of Sydney researcher.


    + the damn fossils ..............works better than the BIBLE !

    Scientists Recover Wooly Mammoth Blood ..................cloning could happen maybe

    Posted by Soulskill on Wednesday May 29, 2013 @01:52PM
    from the wooly-mammoth-vampires-very-excited dept.


    New study restores famed fossil to "bird" branch

    Wednesday May 29, 2013 | Alicia Chang for The Associated Press


    AND chadie has a link on Bing

    Quarterback's next play: Going long with the Bible – CNN Belief ...


    Feb 01, 2013 · Since we've got Chad buybull ... Jurassic Park came out. Now that it has been found, ... You have nothing but a 2000 year old stone age book written ...


    All creationists...............a turtle.............but is it to old to have come from the ark ?

    Or chad crawled into his shell on the ark and finally found his way out .............you know chad ?

    The mystery of how the turtle got its shell has finally been solved by scientists studying a 260-million-year-old fossil.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-the-turtle-got-its-unique-hard-shell-2013-5#ixzz2UspYoTOm

    Prehistoric Park : T-Rex Returns – Episode 1


    Remember chad........... the talking donkey you like so much might of chewed on that BONE.............that created eve.

    Chomp Chomp.............make sure to look up creationists for the next big chondrite !!!

    Crickets at the pond............. are gone this time of year !

    June 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
    • Science

      Oops .........should be .........at the swamp .............but the ticks are out !

      June 1, 2013 at 12:15 pm |
    • usindiefilms

      Great post.

      June 2, 2013 at 7:47 am |
  7. WOT

    The color of the person who committed the crime here is not in Question people: It has to do with a Holy War!
    when you have a Trojain Horse within the gates of the city, what do you expect.

    May 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      There are whack jobs from ALL religions, ALL races, ALL nationalities. Being a whack job has no bounds.

      May 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm |
  8. Science

    Hey cricket......chad too..........choke on this !...........where was it 250 million years ago ?

    Rock Where India Crashed Into Asia And Pushed Up The Himalayas [PHOTO]

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-hadfield-himalaya-satellite-photo-2013-5#ixzz2UdQgGr1G


    As the bird has landed.

    May 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
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