Woolwich Incident Viewed As Terror Attack
By Harold Hutchison
A person believed to be a British soldier was beheaded on the street in Woolwich, England by two men who were shouting “Allah ackbar” as they carried out the attack. The attackers then went on to claim responsibility to an ITN News camera crew.
According to the video posted on ITN’s web site, one of the attackers said “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.” The man who said this was holding two knives and had blood-covered hands. “This British soldier is an eye-for-eye, a tooth-for-a-tooth,” the attacker also reportedly said.
The two attackers were reportedly shot by responding police officers. Many witnesses posted details of the attack to the micro-blogging site Twitter.