Two Islamist extremists butchered Rigby with a machete.
Five years ago today, in broad daylight, two Islamist extremists slaughtered British soldier Lee Rigby with a machete as the young father walked to his barracks in Woolwich.
Rigby’s child was only four days old.
One of the men proudly said on video that he apologizes “women had to witness this today but in our land our women have to see the same.” He also promised that “[Y]ou people will never be safe. Remove your governments, they don’t care about you.”
The killers didn’t back down in court. Professor Jacobson wrote how the MSM in America didn’t cover the trial despite the horrendous attack and appalling attitude of the killers.
Michael Adebolajo professed his love for al Qaeda and considers himself a “soldier of Allah.” He told the court, “I am a soldier and this is war.”
A jury convicted Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale of murder in December 2013. They each received life sentences.
His Memory Helps Others
Out of this tragedy came hope for other victims of domestic violence. His mother Lyn opened the veterans’ retreat Lee Rigby House in October 2017. Today, Lyn announced that the House will now open “its doors to civilian families affected by terrorism in the UK.” From The Daily Mail:
Now she has thrown her body, mind and soul into the retreat in Oakamoor which is jointly funded by the Lee Rigby Foundation and legendary 1970s masked wrestler Kendo Nagasaki – Peter Thornley, 77, now a devout Buddhist, who owns the country estate and was moved by Lyn’s plight.
A house built on the private Grade II listed estate, which opened last autumn, offers a peaceful place for military families who have lost a loved ones, as well as veterans experiencing the effects of PTSD.
Lyn, a founder and trustee, said the bolthole is now being extended to families of victims of home terror attacks. She said: ‘There is no cost to stay here, we just ask people to bring their own food, and it gives them comfort, tranquility and togetherness.’
An ambitious £500,000 project to extend the facility, for which Lyn and her team are now seeking donations and undertaking fund raising for is set to open later this year.
Lyn was gifted a four-bed house in the grounds of Moor Court Hall near Stoke-on-Trent overlooking the retreat by ‘my saviour’ Kendo and jumped at the chance of moving 60 miles from her home of 19 years – Lee’s childhood house – in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
Terrorism in the UK
Unfortunately, terrorism has not gone down in the United Kingdom. Today is also the anniversary of the Manchester attack at an Ariana Grande concert. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing that killed 22 people and injured 59 more.
In September 2017, a homemade bomb went off in the London Underground and injured 22 people. Officials arrested Ahmed Hassan and a jury convicted him of attempted murder. He received life imprisonment.
Pressure is mounting on the Government and security services to explain how a terror cell who dubbed themselves the “Three Musketeers” were able to prepare an imminent attack while under surveillance by police and MI5.
Naweed Ali, Khobaib Hussain, Mohibur Rahman and Tahir Aziz have been convicted of plotting a Lee Rigby-style attack on police or military targets in the UK at the end of a trial dogged by debates over secrecy.
Intelligence officers had believed the plot was in an early stage of planning when they went to bug one of the men’s cars, only to find a machete and homemade pipe bomb hidden under a seat.
Three members of the group had previously been jailed for terror offences but were allowed to mingle in prison, while Hussain and Ali moved next door to each other in Birmingham after being released.
Terrorists killed seven people and injured 48 more on London Bridge and Borough Market in June 2017. Officials arrested 12 people. One man told the media that “one of the attackers had become more extreme over the past two years.” After the attacker justified previous terrorist attacks, the man contacted the authorities, who “didn’t do their bit.”
In March 2017, Khalid Masood, 52, used an SUV to mow people over on Westminster Bridge and killed four people before he drove into the gates outside of Parliament. He exited the car and stabbed an officer to death before armed cops shot him down. Masood was born Adrian Russell Ajao and recently converted to Islam. [Top counterterror officer Mark] Rowley said Masood had many alias. Prime Minister Theresa May told Parliament on Thursday that the police knew about Masood and that he faced numerous charges in the past, including over “concerns about violent extremism.”DONATE
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