At least, that’s the result for one UK citizen who suffered serious injuries in a knife attack at Leytonstone Tube station. The attacker is said to have shoute,d “This is for Syria”.
If it was a terrorist attack, if only on a small scale, then it has ruined the security services’ record of foiling attacks – seven are said to have been prevented in the last year.
The shouted words make a direct link between the knife attack and the decision to bomb Daesh in Syria. UK efforts in that respect have yet to harm any military target, despite two raids having taken place already.
Cameron’s claims have, so far, been wrong on every level.
Police were called to reports of people being attacked at Leytonstone around 19:00 GMT on Saturday. The knifeman reportedly shouted “this is for Syria”.
A man was arrested after being Tasered by police. One man suffered serious knife injuries while two others received minor injuries.
Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism detectives are investigating the case.
Downing Street said it was monitoring the situation closely.The Met said the suspect was reportedly threatening other people with a knife.
Fellow passengers reportedly shouted at the man to drop his weapon and one person shouted “You ain’t no Muslim bruv,” a sentiment which has been picked up on social media by people trying to disown and sideline the attacker.
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