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5/24/2013 (1 year ago)

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Lee Rigby, veteran is murdered, terrorists in custody.

A brutal terrorist attack shocked  London on Wednesday. Two knife and pistol wielding terrorists brutally attacked and slaughtered a soldier as he returned to his barracks in London. The killers were confronted by women and police before being shot and arrested. The government is on alert.

A courageous woman confronts one of the Muslim terrorists.

A courageous woman confronts one of the Muslim terrorists.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/24/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: London, Lee Rigby, Islam, terrorists, attack, prayers, women


LONDON, ENGLAND (Catholic Online) - According to eyewitnesses, the victim Lee Rigby, 25, was just 200 yards away from his barracks when he was run down by a car and hacked to death by a pair of terrorists.

Eyewitnesses say after running down Rigby, two men, identified as Nigerian immigrants, emerged wielding knives and they proceeded to hack their victim to death, nearly beheading him.

The shocking attack prompted extreme bravery on part of eyewitnesses as three women immediately confronted the machete-wielding terrorists.

The first woman is known only as a "religious woman in her 50s" approached the attackers in the street and demanded to be allowed to sit with the murdered victim. She sat beside Rigby, presumably already dead, and prayed for him.

A second woman stands guard over the first and tries talking sense into the killers.

A third woman, identified as Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, a local Cub Scout leader, had some choice words for one of the terrorists who shouted "We want to start a war in London tonight."

"Right now it is only you versus many people. You are going to lose," she told them.

Three unarmed women faced down two armed Islamic terrorists brandishing machetes and a pistol and bent on "war" as bystanders looked on aghast, snapping photos and posting tweets. It took twenty minutes for police to arrive on scene, and the killers simply waited.

The killers were very brazen, strutting about the street, demonstrating to people and yelling "Allahu Akbar" (God is great) and other praises in Arabic.

When police arrived on scene, they took no chances. Confronted with armed Islamic terrorists, they promptly shot both men. Neither terrorist was killed, and both were taken into custody and taken to the hospital.

The attack prompted an immediate emergency meeting of government officials. Prime Minister David Cameron praised the words of Loyau-Kennitt, saying "She speaks for us all."

The victim, Lee Rigby was married in 2007 and the loving father of a two-year-old son. He was a veteran of Afghanistan and remembered fondly by his fellow soldiers. His mates said he had a "larger than life personality."

Sorrowful Londoners came from all around the barracks to lay flowers and pay their respects.

The terrorists are now in police custody and will be questioned when they recover. Meanwhile, Londoners want to know why the armed police response took twenty minutes, during which terrorists could have done much more harm.

The media is also seeking the identity of the woman who courageously and fearlessly prayed beside Rigby.

There is no evidence at this moment that London faces a specific and imminent, threat from Islamic terrorists.

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