Soldier Reportedly Beheaded on Busy Street in Broad Daylight (VIDEO)

crime scene tapeToday in London a gruesome scene played out on a busy city street. According to reports, there around 2:20 p.m. a British soldier was on his way back to the barracks after working a shift at an Army recruitment office when he was brutally hacked to death and beheaded by two men thought to be Islamist terrorists.

Witnesses recounted the  attack to The Telegraph, saying the men first ran him over with a car then started attacking him with knives and a meat cleaver as if they were "trying to remove organs." Some say they thought the men (one of whom was wearing a shirt that read "Help for Heroes") was trying to help the solider until they got closer and realized the horrific act going on.

A witness recorded an eerie statement from one of the suspects who was holding bloody weapons while he spoke.

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 because Muslims are dying by British soldiers every day.

We must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women had to witness this today but in our lands our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you.

Absolutely chilling. When police arrived the men -- who seemed to wait for their arrival -- were reportedly shot. They're currently being guarded in two separate hospitals.

While other terrorist acts have taken out more people, the personal and public nature of this one is terrifying. While we may have security checks on airplanes, there's pretty much nothing directly preventing anyone from doing something like this on any street in London, America, or anywhere else in the world.

This happened in broad daylight, with crowds of people around. These terrorists know no fear, and while we must refuse to live in fear because of them, acts like this and like the recent Boston bombing make that more and more difficult. More importantly, however, they must make us more vigilant and determined to fight them.

Following is part of the video recorded from one of the suspects as well as some images from the scene. Warning: It's extremely graphic.

Do incidents like this make you fearful?

 

Image via Alan Cleaver/Flickr

 

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blunt... bluntcakes

Oh good lord, the violence we do to each other.

nonmember avatar krelia

Religion of peace strikes again....

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

You know what islamist is such a f'in stupid name for these people. Islam has nothing to do with these disgusting individuals. Allah (god) would not consider these men muslims ( islamists)

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

Its not fair that I say my religion is Islam and I become tge most hated person in the room because of the term "islamist" I'm a peaceful quiet loving mother thecsame goes for my hubby that is true islam

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

Its not fair that I say my religion is Islam and I become tge most hated person in the room because of the term "islamist" I'm a peaceful quiet loving mother thecsame goes for my hubby that is true islam

nonmember avatar Jennifer

As a woman serving with our Armed Forces here in the United States this action disgusts me. My heart goes out to the victims family. I was once told by a Muslim serving in the American military that most Muslims find these "Muslim" people as disgusting and embarrassing as most Christians find the Westboro Baptist Church. I found that to be a fitting correlation.

bills... billsfan1104

This is the so-called religion of "peace". I am waiting for the leaders of the religion to condemn this. How sickening that this soldier was just walking back and he get hacked to death. His poor poor family. All in the name of Islam.

blunt... bluntcakes

Mom2fourlove

I'm also upset about this, I subscribe to no particular religion but it upsets me when people take the Islamic faith(or any faith) out of context. I'm sorry you have to be clumped up with these "human beings" I'm sure you and your family are lovely.

usmom3 usmom3

Did it ever occur to any one that if America & all the other countries that do what America dose by going to these countries & try to force there government & ways on to themthat this stuff would never happen? All the "terrorist" stuff that gets us all up in arms is what our own country is doing over there to them! How are we better then them doing the same thing exceptwe do it with drone strikes! It is all wrong & disgusting, it needs to stop from all sides!

blunt... bluntcakes

Usmom13

You make a good point. I've always thought about the same thing but couldn't expres it in words

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