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Cultural Revolutions

Jihad From Within

The last major outburst of Muslim terrorism in London was on July 7, 2005, when four suicide bombers killed 52 people on London’s buses and subway trains.  Of late, Londoners had begun to think that they were safe and that these acts of Islamic terror now only happened in such faraway places as Mumbai, Toulouse, and, of course, at the Boston Marathon.  But suddenly on May 21 there was a new appalling outburst of fanatical Islamic violence in Woolwich, London.  Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, two British Muslims of Nigerian ancestry, deliberately ran down British soldier Lee Rigby with their car, crushing him against a road sign.  They then stabbed and hacked him to death with knives and cleavers, nearly beheading him, shouting “Allahu akbar!”  For 20 minutes the killers were photographed striding up and down the street, displaying hands dripping with blood and shouting that the murder was revenge for the deaths of Muslims abroad.  Armed police arrived but were attacked with knives and a gun.  A specially trained female police officer shot them both with great accuracy, and they were taken away in an air ambulance.  The terrorists had achieved their purpose of horrifying the entire population with a singularly bloody and very public murder in the name of their violent religion.

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