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Can we have some backlash *now*, please?

This is a big story that, for some reason, isn’t getting much US attention yet.

So, this guy is walking down a London street today — some reports say he’s a soldier, at any rate he was wearing a Help for Heroes t-shirt, a military charity — and these two guys knock him over with a car. Then they get out with a knife, a machete and a handgun and hack the man to pieces while screaming “Allahu Akbar!” and “‘We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you!” and drag his corpse into the streets.

It takes twenty minutes for the police to get there, during which time the two yoots stood around trying to get the horrified bystanders to take their pictures waving their weapons in the air, like they’re going to be on Britain’s Got Talent tonight or something. Africans, from the look of it. Shot, but alive.

It’s already classed as a terror attack, so we don’t have to go through THAT linguistic dance, at least.

So. Doesn’t there come a point where that backlash they’re always wringing their hands about is actually appropriate?

May 22, 2013 — 6:11 pm
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