A member of Parliament was savagely butchered by a Somali terrorist, and the US media saw fit to hide that fact.
A long-serving member of Parliament was stabbed to death Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in England.
Police said that counterterrorism officers were leading the investigation into the slaying of Conservative lawmaker David Amess. They did not identify the suspect, who was held on suspicion of murder.
“The investigation is in its very early stages,” Essex Police Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington said.
Amess, 69, was attacked midday at a Methodist church in the town of Leigh-on-Sea, about 40 miles east of London. Paramedics tried without success to save him. Police arrested the suspect and recovered a knife.
Amess had been a member of Parliament for Southend West, which includes Leigh-on-Sea, since 1997, and had been a lawmaker since 1983, making him one of the longest-serving politicians in the House of Commons.
A social conservative on the right of his party, he was a well-liked figure with a reputation for working hard for his constituents and campaigning ceaselessly to have Southend declared a city.
A man ran into the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, where Conservative MP Sir David Amess was holding his constituency meeting. The man proceeded to attack the MP, who was stabbed “several times.”
Essex Police confirmed shortly after 3pm that Amess had died from his wounds. The location has been closed off and police have been seen in considerable force in the area. Essex Police stated a man had been arrested.
The MP had tweeted on Tuesday that he would be present at the Belfairs Methodist Church for his surgery on Friday. MPs tend to hold their constituency meetings on Fridays, as work often brings them to their Westminster office from Monday through to Thursday.
Amess, a prominent Tory MP, has served as the member for Southend West since 1997.
The Independent is reporting a 25 year old Somali immigrant has been arrested, and the killing of Sir David Amess is being treated as an Islamist terror attack.