- machete attack in woolwich london (bbc news atm)
do you really have to ask?
Not really. I’d just like soobalias to justify their statement.
I expect he means anyone that’s looks like they may appear to be a muslim. There’s a fair chance of some equally deranged white supremacist nut job going out looking for revenge.
If that is the case, then should the police and appropriate agencies not be mobilised to help protect people within our nation, from hate crime?Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
One of the most ignorant things you could have said, there’s laws against inciting a riot you fool.
depends on the posters meaning, it could be that, or it could be a simple statement that there are people in this country who would use an incident like this to go ‘packi bashing’ and that rightly or wrongly there are times when keeping you head down makes sense.Posted 4 years ago
rightly or wrongly there are times when keeping you head down makes sense.
So, all brown people should stay indoors then? Because there may be a few nutters out there intent on causing harm?
Maybe we should discharge all military personnel from service immediately then, following that logic. As they are all obviously at risk.
Ultimately there will be one loser. Muslims. Really sad that a whacky minority will alienate and if these attacks become more frequent worse for the good people who believe in Islam.
I think it’s wrong to label the attacks as by ‘Islamists’, as is being reported on the news from Whitehall. This itself is inflamatory and sure to ignite fear and hatred.Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
What evidence is there to even suggest that the attackers were muslim..?
The bloke on the ITV clip gives no indication that the attack was a terrorist act or anything to do with religion..
He bangs on about violence in his home country a bit, but the way he speaks, sounding more like a south London hoodie than anything else, the motivation could be anything from a drug debt, to a drunken argument or because someone knocked his underaged sister up..
Sloppy and inflammatory reporting as usual unless I’m missing some crucial point here..
a brutal day for sure though.. thoughts go out to all the familiesPosted 4 years ago
anyone who could be perceived as a victim, (thugs prey on the weak) anyone with brown skin (i know thats wide, so are racial prejudices), anyone who would stand by the comment ‘allah akbar’ basically anyone who can be linked to the widely reported status of the attackers
because this horrific event will just ratchet up the tension which already exists widely across the country and nobody will be surprised to hear of ‘revenge’ attacks taking place
to try to be clear, im not telling anyone to stay indoors. Just like i wont think twice about wearing my help for heroes t-shirt…Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
So, all brown people should stay indoors then?
imo no, but to tweak the question, are there areas of the town in which you live that have a reputation? would you go out of your way to go there just because you are allowed to? As i said there is a proportion of the population looking for trouble, there always is. I can remember someone i worked with saying that in the 70’s they would go out for a night in Glasgow and anyone who they considered a Celtic supporter was fair game. In his words he then joined the Paras because you could legally beat the crap out of someone.Posted 4 years agoNobbySubscriber
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Lots of similar stuff has happened before, machete attacks, people being deliberately targeted, persons being shot on the street by the police, sometimes as innocents.
Massive overhyping by the.
Firstly, please give examples of public beheadings of military (or any other) persons in the UK with deliberate focus on “sending a message”.
Secondly, having just left a couple of people who live in the tower block you will have seen on the TV, I’d suggest you are wrong with this ‘over hyping’ – it took over 20 minutes for armed police to turn up so the perpetrators spent some considerable time finishing their work.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I expect he means anyone that’s looks like they may appear to be a muslim.
There’s the problem; what does a Muslim look like? The accepted image is a swarthy bloke with fairly short hair and a huge beard. Trouble is, we’re talking about a religion, not a genetic trait, so a Muslim can be any race or colour, and obviously you can have Muslims who aren’t so strict without the beard, etc, and Arab-looking individuals who aren’t Muslim.Posted 4 years ago
I believe part of the reasoning for this attack is to stir up such conflict*, which can then be used as an excuse for further attacks on non-believers, because of attacks on innocent Muslims.
It all becomes horribly circular.
*based on the sort of twisted thinking that some people use to justify such horrifying acts as this.RosssMember
Whilst I agree with Hora’s and other’s views I think the biggest loosers are the victim’s family and friends tonight. I think it’s about time we stop arguing when facts aren’t clear and respect the poor chap.
If you feel the need to discuss the matter do it tomorrow when the details are clearer.
RIPPosted 4 years agoIanWMember
Not exactly the typical image of a Muslim or for that matter recent immigrants. The guy apologises for women seeing his actions but says women in his own land have to see such acts. All in a south london accent.
One mixed up boy, I can’t help wondering if it will turn out there’s someone been whispering in his ear . S,pose its all part of the journey but not easy for a lot of people to accept.Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
20 mins for an ARV to arrive is about right . I am going to guess the 999 police line was flooded with multiple similtaneous calls about a knife and gun attack.
Any SO will not send out GP to deal with this sort of incident.
Horrendous attack . I saw some stomach churning stuff in Woking on 7/7 and kept my cool but seeing religous fanatics celebrating this sort of incident makes me angry.Posted 4 years agooldnpastitMember
My son goes to cadets (except when he’s revising for AS exams) and we always used to think they were being a bit excessive insisting that he’s not allowed to wear any kind of identifiying military kit when travelling to/from cadet events on public transport. Seems not. EDIT: just walking out of barracks is enough.
Very sad and my thoughts go to the family of this young man, probably not much older than my own boy 🙁Posted 4 years agoprojectMember
it took over 20 minutes for armed police to turn up so the perpetrators spent some considerable time finishing their work.
serious questions must be asked of hogan howe, police commisioner, on why such a delay, when so much money is wasted each day on armed guards for politicians, the royal family and Julian assange, when the public who pay his wages are left to the mercy of 2 nutters with sharp knives.Posted 4 years ago
Invariably, the IRA’s aim was to induce terror by fear, not by actual death. Hence the “coded warnings” etc. It was more about terrorising by fear in many cases. Yes, there were myriad deaths and killings, but for the most part, the motivation was to scare the crap out of the “opposition”. I grew up checking the car for bombs before any journey, etc. One could say that the tactic of fear worked, up to a point. Never stopped me, or my family, from carrying on our normal life, however.
Equally, the IRA would not want to be seen to do it. Being photographed would shatter the illusion of terror.
There is a new genre of terrorist, driven by getting themselves in the media, focussed on generating online terror. Far more scary, far more deadly. Far harder to deal with.Posted 4 years ago
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