First, let’s look at the 18th paragraph of the BBC’s story, which contains information that should be in the first paragraph, if not the headline:
According to senior Whitehall sources the people carrying out the attack were heard to say Allahu Akbar [God is Great], said our political editor.
And what sort of attack was it?
A man has died and two are injured after police responded to a reported machete attack in south-east London.
The government is reported to be treating the assault as a suspected terrorist incident and the prime minister said it was “truly shocking”.
Eyewitnesses said a man was brutally attacked in a Woolwich street by two men who were later shot by officers.
Local MP Nick Raynsford said the dead man was a soldier at Woolwich barracks but this has not been confirmed…
One witness, identified only as James, said two men had attacked another man, aged about 20, who was wearing a T-shirt of military charity Help for Heroes.
“These two guys were crazed. They were just animals. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there,” he told LBC radio.
He said after the “horrendous” attack, the two men, who were also in their 20s, stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something”.
Don’t you dare ask what motivated this cold-blooded murder in broad daylight. If that was important, wouldn’t the BBC have mentioned it before paragraph 18?
We’ll never know why this happened. Or else.
Update: Video of one of the murderers, hands red with blood, trying to justify his savagery. Good thing it’s a gun-free zone, or somebody might’ve gotten hurt.
Update: The cowardly terrorists filmed the murder. Of course they did.