While shouting the phrase that is a well-known for its accompaniment to the deaths of innocents, the man also was heard screaming “long live the caliphate,’ as he was taken into police custody.
Fortunately, no one died at the hands of the evil attempted murderer and British Transport Police officers are being praised for their swift action to neutralize the terrorist.
Like the cowards with inferiority complexes most terrorists are, the man targeted two elderly citizens, who were severely wounded in the attack. One officer suffered stab wounds while overpowering the evil terrorist.
“Anti-terror officers raided the 25-year-old suspect’s home in the Cheetham Hill area of the city today as they confirmed two of the victims will be in hospital ‘for some time.’”
“Neighbors of the property raided say they believe it is home to a Somali couple and four of their five children, who all moved to the UK from the Netherlands around 12 years ago.”
“Footage of the aftermath of the ‘frenzied’ attack shows a man being pinned down by five police officers, with blood stains on the pavement.
“Another video shows the suspect shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’, as he was put in the back of a police van. He was also heard screaming, ‘Long live the Caliphate.’”
Caliphate is not just a reference to ISIS or modern Muslim terrorists. Throughout history, there has been a number of caliphs, which basically involve the forced rule of Muslims and the bloody conquest of land.
One witness reported that the terrorist screamed, “As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of s*** is going to keep happening.”
Nousha Babaakachel, a neighbor of the home raided, said the Somali couple have two sons at university, one working at Manchester Airport, and both attend the local mosque.
BTP Assistant Chief Constable Sean O’Callaghan praised the quick actions of his officers, “I am incredibly proud of the four officers who were immediately on scene last night, detaining a man who was wielding a knife.
“They were fearless, running towards danger and preventing further harm coming to passengers.
“Unfortunately however, one of our police officers suffered a stab injury to their shoulder and we’re all relieved that this is not more serious. It is good news that he has now been discharged from hospital, we are all wishing him a speedy recovery.”
A witness told reporters, “As soon as I heard the screaming they were running to the scene to protect everyone. They are heroes.”
“Assistant Chief Constable Russ Jackson said a couple in their 50s suffered multiple stab wounds in the ‘frenzied’ and ‘random’ attack around 9pm, during which the attacker wielded two knives.”
“We know the attacker arrived at the location and soon after he attacked two people, a man and a woman, who have suffered very serious injuries. Whilst serious, thankfully these are not life threatening,” he added.
Snapchat footage reportedly showed the suspect being put in the back of a police van shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he is led away by officers.
Many people wonder if the incident hadn’t occurred with so many witnesses, if the authorities would be claiming a ‘mentally deranged’ had attacked two people. The repeated knife attacks in London, as well as a vehicle attacks are generally reported as isolated incidents.
There seems to be no doubt that there are a number of vile, evil people willing to murder innocents in order to carry out caliphate. It just remains to be seen what the people in the U.K. will do about it.
For now, thankfully, the brave actions of police officers kept this terrorist from inflicting more damage.