Mother Of Two Talked Down Machete-Wielding Terrorists Moments After They Killed A Soldier

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05.22.13 20 Comments

Any sentence that includes the description “machete-wielding” probably isn’t going to end well, and unfortunately, this story is no exception. Earlier today in London, a solider was hacked to death, in public, by two machete-wielding religious terrorists, including one man who spoke calmly into a cell phone minutes after the attack.

One of the men, believed to be a British-born Muslim convert, talked calmly into a witness’s video phone…Holding a knife and a meat cleaver and with his hands dripping with blood, he said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. Your people will never be safe. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.” (Via)

It goes on from there, but you get the idea. Anyway, 48-year-old mother of two Ingrid Loyau-Kennett was on a bus heading past the scene when the murder occurred, but when she saw a man lying on the ground, she jumped off and tried to find his pulse. As she was doing so, the two killers walked over to her, and according to the Telegraph, she “put her own life on the line by trying to persuade the soldier’s murderers to hand over their weapons.”

She said: “I started to talk to him and I started to notice more weapons and the guy behind him with more weapons as well. By then, people had started to gather around. So I thought OK, I should keep him talking to me before he noticed everything around him.

“He was not on drugs, he was not an alcoholic or drunk, he was just distressed, upset. He was in full control of his decisions and ready to everything he wanted to do. I said, ‘Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose, what would you like to do?’ and he said I would like to stay and fight.” (Via)

Read the whole thing here, but I believe her daughter put it best:

(Via Telegraph)

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