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A stabbing at a Tube station in east London is being treated as a "terrorist incident", Scotland Yard has said.
Police were called to reports of a number of people who had been attacked at Leytonstone underground station at around 19:00 GMT.
originally posted by: Kukri
It seems that any act of public violence by some whacko is getting classified as terrorism in order to enact harsher penalties and infringe individual rights.
Welcome to the new norm!
“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death”.
– Adolph Hitler
“Why of course the people don’t want war … But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship … Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
– Hermann Goering, Nazi leader.
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. [The public] will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened”.
– Josef Stalin
originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: residentofearth
Unlike the USA we dont descend into paranoid hysteria and knee jerk reactions (mostly).
Hopefully we can look at this cleary, wait for the investigation and treat this as a tragic incident but not one to erode our freedoms , values and culture of tolerance.
originally posted by: residentofearth
a reply to: Shamrock6
How much more evidence we need to clearly say we are attacked on our land for our kindness, help and tolerance? How more refugees we have to accept to these attacks became stopped? Are You Brits ready for another 22/05, 7/7?
This is example of that you don't need a gun to fight for Syria on West.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
That's alright, this Yank was right there with you...
Thumbs up to the cops. Handled it as well as could be asked of them. It would have been completely understandable if they'd used lethal force, but they didn't. Good on them!