Apparently, an attacker drove a vehicle across Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians along the way, crashed into the security barrier surrounding Parliament close to Big Ben, and then entered the compound and stabbed a police officer before being shot.
CNN is speculating that he was a right-wing fanatic, so it’s most likely an Islamist terrorist attack.
Yeah. The whole area is on lock-down at the moment, so it looks like the media doesn’t have the full story (or narrative) yet. The knife has just been upgraded to a machete, two people have been shot, and all the MPs are locked inside Parliament. And Scotland Yard is now treating the attack as a “terrorist incident.”
A clue that this is jihadi terror…the attack occurred on the one-year anniversary of the attacks in Brussels.
There’s a billion-and-a-half of them and this thousand year religious war is barely seventy years old. A hundred years from now you’ll have to strip naked in order to enter London and even then it will only be if you have a chip implanted. Everything will be on the table and they’ll have caught up technically by then so nobody will be safe anywhere.
British authorities apparently know the identity of the attacker, and they’re treating this as a terror investigation, so it doesn’t seem likely that he was a random psycho…more like a non-random psycho.
and that was a pretty pathetic thing to say from the mayor. i don’t need to remind people living in taipei for example that we don’t hav any islamic terrorism here. not to mention that people walking down the road next to big ben could just as easily be tourists and not living there.