A pool of blood near the ticket barriers at the Leytonstone Underground station, about six miles (10 km) east of central London, could be seen in footage posted on Twitter that also showed the suspect confronting police officers on Saturday evening.
Police said initial reports indicated the man, believed to be aged 29, had also threatened other bystanders. One 56-year-old man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. Two other people had minor injuries, police said.
"We are treating this as a terrorist incident," Richard Walton, who leads the Counter Terrorism Command at London's Metropolitan Police, said in a statement...
Senior government minister Iain Duncan Smith said whatever the circumstances, Britons must not let the Leytonstone incident affect their behavior.
"We cannot let these sort of people, terrorists et cetera, actually dominate our space," he told the BBC. "The way we defeat them at the end of the day is with our values, our freedom of expression, our freedom of belief ... our ability to take our children, our families out at Christmas. None of that must be curtailed."Whoa. Talk about a "rush to judgment." Don't they want to dither and dally for a few days until they can demonstrate conclusively that the incident conforms in every way to the government's extremely stringent definition of "terrorism"? And doesn't the British equivalent of Attorney General Loretta Lynch want to assure British Muslims that the government's first priority is ensuring they will face no "backlash" ? And shouldn't the prime minister go on the telly to proclaim that the solution to it all is more, um, "knife control"?
Writing it down like that, the Obama M.O. sounds even more off-the-charts insane that ever.
Update: George Orwell could have been writing about Barack H. Obama and his minions (shout out in particular to the otiose and duplicitous John Kerry) when he observed:
Or, to put "pure wind" in today's politically correct "climate change" terminology, it gives an appearance of solidity to carbon-laden hot air.Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.