A British soldier was horribly mutilated and killed in an attack in London. His suspected killer then appeared on video, claiming that the attack was "part of a jihadist-inspired fight against the west," according to the UK Guardian.
With bloodied hands and brandishing a blood soaked meat-cleaver, he said, "we swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
He continued, "we must fight them. I apologise that women had to witness this today. But in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don't care about you."
"Our land" is a phrase "used by violent jihadists to describe Muslim territory," according to the Guardian. But the man himself spoke with a London accent.
Because of the video, the incident is being treated by the British government as a suspected terrorist attack, according to the BBC. British Prime Minister David Cameron described the incident as "an absolutely sickening attack."
The violence took place in broad daylight on a busy shopping street just 400 meters from a military barracks.
Two men are suspected of carrying out the attack, which involved hacking their victim with machetes and dragging him through the street. They were shot by police and taken into custody. Both are now under guard and being treated in hospital.
The video below appeared on ITV, one of the five major British broadcast channels:
Via ITV and the Guardian.