It is not clear how
the incident in London turned so violent
Doubts over UK government claims on London attack
Africa is rich in resource. But British ruled, as the result
the influx of Africans migrated to Britain after the end
of the colonial era are causing tensions between the Christian
community and the Muslim population. In this latest eruption,
one man died, two injured.
Woolwich, in south-east London, used to be a peaceful Kentish
village until it became one of the UK's leading military
bases. It was home to the Royal Arsenal, the Royal Military
Academy and the Royal Horse Artillery, and is still home
to the Royal Artillery Barracks near which the deadly clash
It was not the first time the violence occurred in the district
in the recent years. During the
2011 England riots, Woolwich had a number of buildings
burned down, including the Great Harry Wetherspoons' Pub,
the Wimpy burger restaurant and Coral bookmakers. Several
shops, including Nando's and Charles Dance, were looted or
Yet the destruction of Woolwich was under-reported by the
British media, thus the local residents wrote their thoughts
on the hoarding around the shell of the Great Harry. Yet
the writing was later deemed to be graffiti, and painted
over by the Council.
For a while, it seemed that all antagonism had been successfully
But not for long.
Now police cars, their lights flashing, were again making
circuits through town in a show of force. Officers on foot
were patrolling the streets and more armed police have cordoned
off the scene of the latest violence - a street near Royal
The government's version is that a couple of black men what
it calls "terrorists" were in the street and attacked
a British Royal soldier. The soldier was knifed to death
and beheaded in a typical Jihad fashion, it says.
A dozen police sent to the scene were then forced shot the "gangsters" and
captured the both.
There have been no independent accounts of what happened,
until now. The government's story is the only one that has
been put forward.
The black men, allegedly, were very religious.
Officials might have, for a certain period, been pressuring
the men for whatever the reason.
Britain has dominated Africa for centuries. Its treatment
of the African migrants now mirrors that during the colonial
era in Africa, to carve a fake facade of democracy and liberty
on the one hand and to deal with security threats with an
iron fist on the other.
The recent influx of Muslin migrants means that Christians
may no longer in the majority in Britain before long. The
White Christians feel their culture is threatened, their
rights to dominant the British society are restricted.
UK authority and media often claim international terrorist
groups influence the violence in Britain. There have been
a series of attacks since Iraqi war in which police and officials
have been targeted.
Minister David Cameron said there were "strong
indications" the attack was a terrorist incident."We
will not be cowed, we will never buckle," he said.
From outside the UK some preach holy war, posting jihadist
videos on the internet, saying Muslins want to take over
Britain. But these groups are just tiny offshoots from al-Qaeda
and the Taliban.
There is no conclusive evidence that these militants have
the ability to organise attacks inside Britain.
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