Thursday, August 04, 2016

Mass Stabbing in London - But We Can Be Pretty Sure It Has Nothing To Do With Islam

From Kristinn Taylor:
London’s Metropolitan Police released a statement Wednesday night (Thursday local time) stating terrorism is being ‘explored’ as the motive behind a mass stabbing at Russell Square in central London that left one dead and several, perhaps five wounded. 
The suspect was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody on the scene. Police were called at 22:33 hours on Wednesday, 3 August to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife injuring people at Russell Square, WC1. 
Officers attended the scene along with the London Ambulance Service. Up to six people were found injured at the location. A female (no further details) was treated at the scene but was pronounced dead a short time later. 
We await an update on the condition of the other persons injured and details of any other injuries. A man was arrested at 22:39 hours and a Taser was discharged by one of the arresting officers. 
Additional police units have been deployed to the area to provide reassurance. 
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. + 
Terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage.


Anonymous said...

Authorities also said this is a mental health issue ...

Seneca III said...

Let me see, now – “The Met said mental health was a "significant factor" in the events. (BBC online - their bold), “…the force's homicide command was leading the investigation into the attack, with support from the counter-terrorism unit.” (Met. Asst. Commissioner Mark Rowley), “A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: Terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage.”(The Times online) and as yet no name or description of the attacker has been released. He is still in hospital and the speed with which our mental health services diagnosed his condition is awesome to say the least and it is also a great reassurance that the investigation is being led by homicide rather than counter-terror command.
Hmm, not much doubt here then – we should all be able to read the runes these days.

Always On Watch said...

Islam is a mental health issue!

Anonymous said...

First mistake..."The suspect was subdued with a Taser and taken into custody on the scene"

Taser? When there are multiple victims, including the demise of at least one of the victims, that suspect should be immediately treated in kind to multiple high speed lead induced Rx to a permanent dirt nap.

I don't care what caused the psychosis - a taser will not bring back the dead, nor will it help heal any victims or their kin with their permanently altered/disrupted lives.


Anonymous said...

UKDailyMail: PICTURED: The moment police bundled crazed Norwegian-Somali knife attacker to the ground after he stabbed US woman to death in Russell Square. Police claim attack was 'spontaneous and random'

American citizen in her 60s has died and five others injured after knifeman, 19, 'went on the rampage'
Police called to Russell Square at 10.30pm last night after witnesses say screaming victims tried to flee

=====> One witness said: 'There was a madman running around with a knife just lunging at people randomly and stabbing them. He was just going for anyone he could see' <======== [here's the origin of the mental illness diagnosis]

Tourist Chanel Britton, 19, captured moment teenage murder suspect was pinned down by eight officers
Norwegian Somali Tasered and spent night in hospital before being taken to a South London police station
Other victims are British, American, Israeli and Australian. Two are in hospital and three were discharged

=====>"Scotland Yard said knifeman has 'significant mental health issues' and now believe it was not terror related<====== BASED ON WHAT EVIDENCE?!

Anonymous said...

(continued from UKDailyMail:)
As police investigate the murder, it emerged:

A 19-year-old Norwegian of Somali origin, who came to the UK in 2002, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he stabbed six people in Russell Square at around 10.30pm last night.
An American in her 60s was fatally injured. The others hurt were British, American, Israeli and Australian and all were treated in hospital. Three were discharged this morning. None are critically ill.
Spanish family of four - believed to be on holiday in London - cradled the woman as she died on the pavement, and victim's last words were to warn them: 'He's still here' before she fell unconscious
Witnesses say killer was slashing 'anyone he could see' with his knife before he was Tasered by police.
Britain's top anti-terror officer Mark Rowley said detectives had considered terrorist motive but now stabbings appear to be 'triggered by mental health issues'. MI5 and MI6 have no record of killer being an extremist
Scotland Yard has sent out armed units to patrol the streets as London Mayor Sadiq Khan urged the public to remain 'calm and vigilant'.

Read more:

So then, how does a 19 year old (born in 1997?) who "came to" the UK in 2002 become identified as a "Norwegian" Somali? WTF?
Since there is no MI5 or MI6 or Met record of this 19 year old exhibiting prior extremism - he can't be characterized as an extremist? What? Does every jihadist get a free pass until after a successful hit? Since it has already been determined that this 19 year old Norwegian-Somali resident of UK since 2002 now become characterized as 'extremist' or has the instant diagnosis of 'mental health history' disqualify him from such identification?
How many recent jihadists have been characterized as having documented mental histories - only to be publicly revealed after they have committed violent jihad resulting in deaths? That's a statistic that needs to be developed tut suite to put this suicidal meme to bed once and for all.

Anonymous said...

UKDailyStar: "Police have refused to rule out other suspects.
The eyewitness said: “There were two men of Middle Eastern descent acting suspiciously outside the Imperial Hotel.
“One man made off on a motorbike down the wrong side of the road with the other man heading in a different direction.”..."A Met spokesman told the Daily Star Online they were not aware of anybody fleeing the scene on a motorbike – but that investigations were ongoing."

Keystone cops?

UKDailyStar: BREAKING: Major incident at Royal Liverpool Hospital as man attacked with machete
A 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the arms and legs with a machete, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Police said the man drove himself five miles to hospital following the attack in Bootle, Merseyside.
Unconfirmed reports suggest there is a bullet hole in his vehicle.
But the police have since denied any suggestion firearms were involved.

Anonymous said...

UKDailyStar: McDonalds horror: Machete-wielding yob terrorises Brits in fast food chain The horror unfolded in front of diners and staff in Welling, Kent, earlier today.

It is understood that the man was wearing a balaclava.

But no one was injured in the disturbing incident.

The suspect fled the scene.

Later a man was later arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been taken to a south London police station where he is in custody.

A McDonald's spokesman said: "We can confirm that an incident occurred in our Welling store this morning.