After the F.B.I. shot and killed Ibragim Todashev while questioning him regarding a triple homicide, Anna Nemtsova spoke with Todashev’s heartbroken father in Chechnya.
The pain for those connected with America’s Chechen community just keeps growing. In the latest development, F.B.I. agents shot Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old Chechen green-card holder during questioning in his apartment in Orlando, Florida. F.B.I. investigators said that during the questioning Todashev confessed that, together with Tamerlan Tsarnaev, he murdered three people in 2011. Investigators said that Todashev tried to attack them with a knife and they shot him before he had time to sign his confession.
The suspects in the horrific slaying of a British soldier were not “lone wolves” but belonged to a banned Islamist group. By Jamie Dettmer
The meat-cleaver-wielding killers who hacked a British soldier to death in a barbaric assault were known to the British security services but, like the Boston bombers, drew only cursory attention from intelligence agencies.British security officials are drawing comparisons between the Woolwich killers and the Boston bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, arguing they represent a new generation of jihadists either born in the West or raised there.
If the Londoner wielding a cleaver wanted to start a war, then Woolwich—home to poverty, the most violent immigrant gangs, and bubbling racial tension—is the place to start.
Yesterday at about 2:20 p.m., two young men armed with long knives and meat cleavers decapitated an off-duty soldier on an ordinary street in the London borough of Woolwich. The victim was wearing a “Help for Heroes” T-shirt, a charity to raise money for injured servicemen. The two attackers cried “Allahu Akhbar” as they hacked at him. Then, one of the attackers, still holding a bloodied machete and dripping knives, his hands still shining with fresh blood, still breathing hard from the work of separating a man’s head from his body, walked over to a TV camera and gave a monologue: “I apologize women had to see this, but in our country women have to see this every day.
One woman faced down the two alleged killers who used cleavers and carving knives to hack a soldier to death in London. Christopher Dickey on the Cub Scout leader who stood up to terror.
England has a new heroine and we all have a new champion in the fight against terrorism. She is the 48-year-old Cub Scout leader from Cornwall, Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who got off a bus in Woolwich, South London, yesterday when she saw a man lying injured in the street and rushed to give him first aid. He was dead already; literally hacked to death. She saw two men nearby with cleavers and carving knives. One of them had a revolver. Their hands were covered in blood.
The theatrical suicide of a militant right-wing historian in Paris capped off an alarmingly radical reaction to France’s legalization of gay marriage. David Sessions on the ideology driving the hostility.
Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, a 78-year-old man made his way to the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral in the center of Paris. After laying a sealed envelope on the altar, he pulled out a small Belgian-made pistol, pointed it into his mouth, and pulled the trigger. The title typed on the sheet of paper inside the envelope read: “Declaration of Dominique Venner: reasons for a voluntary death.”A veteran of French neofascist groups, Venner was a longtime militant of the far right who had gradually eased into a new life as a respected historian, known for his expertise on weapons and hunting.
Demanded they turn over bloody weapons.
A 48-year-old woman put her life on the line Wednesday after the brutal beheading of a British soldier in the south London neighborhood of Woolwich, demanding that the killers hand over their bloody weapons. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett jumped off a bus when she passed the scene and tried to check the dead soldier’s pulse. Loyau-Kennett saw that the body was covered in blood, and a “black guy” on the scene with a revolver, a kitchen knife, and an ax. The man said he had killed the soldier “because he killed Muslims in Muslim countries.” Loyau-Kennett then demanded that the man and his accomplice hand over their weapons. “It’s only you versus many people, and you are going to lose,” she reportedly said.
Just after a man believed to be a soldier was beheaded near London, another man with bloodied hands holding two large knives ranted to a nearby camera. Watch the video.
A beheading in broad daylight. A possible soldier, reportedly returning to his barracks, viciously attacked in a modern metropolis. This was London today, where two men wielding what were called "meat cleavers" by witnesses slashed a man in the middle of the street, near a primary school. Following the attack, a man with bloodied hands and carrying two large knives—one believed to be a machete—approached a camera to justify what just happened.
A man believed to be a British soldier was allegedly beheaded by two men, reportedly Islamic extremists, wielding machetes. Peter Jukes reports from London.
In what the BBC is calling a “terror attack,” a man was killed in broad daylight in Woolwich, London, on Wednesday afternoon. Two apparent suspects were later shot by police. According to the local M.P., Nick Raynsford, the victim was an off-duty soldier from the nearby Army barracks—as well as a local primary schoolteacher.Two men, who are suspected to be Islamic extremists, reportedly attacked a soldier wearing a “Help for Heroes” T-shirt, just after 2 p.
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