Some continue to say the attack was "political" and that term can be seen in many stories about this gruesome murder because of the anti-British government sentiments heard by the murderers. Do these publications, many which take pains to quote politicians or pundits who say the attack has nothing to do with Islam, associate Islam with a political movement? If so, they would be right about that at least. Islam seeks to govern and control every facet of one's life. That is why a Nigerian Muslim living in the U.K., very possibly on benefits, would decry the country that feeds him and hack a man to death in the name of religion. In Nigeria, Christians are murdered regularly in attacks similar to the one against this British man. Just a few days ago a Christian leader was gunned down by Islamists in Nigeria.
The victim, reportedly a serving soldier, was hacked to death in broad daylight by the two assailants near an army barracks in Woolwich.
The two men were shot and wounded by police shortly after the killing, which was believed to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack.
Senior Whitehall sources said the two attackers, who are now in hospital, asked passers-by to film them, and they shouted "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is great).
In footage filmed by an onlooker, one of the attackers - wielding a bloodied meat cleaver and speaking with a London accent -says: "We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
The black man, dressed in a grey hooded jacket and black woolly hat, apologises to members of the public who witnessed the horrific scenes before making a number of political statements....
Also worth noting is that many publications cut a statement in which one of the killers was very clearly was quoting the Quran when his accomplice recorded him. He said on camera:
"We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women have had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you."We must fight them as they fight us" clearly references suras in the Quran and the attackers shouted "Allah Akbar" as they hacked their victim to death:
"fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you ... And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for fitnah (oppression, persecution) is worse than slaughter; ... if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. " (Sura 2:190-9)
"fight the polytheists all together as they fight you all together" (Sura 9:36)
"Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory" (Sura 22:39)