Wednesday 22 May, 2013
While I was safely napping this afternoon a shocking, murderous killing took place in London, where two young men slaughtered a third in cold blood. Needless to say it’s being reported already as an Islamist terrorist attack, and that may be so. Precious little in the way of hard fact has emerged in spite of continuous TV and radio coverage adequately to support such allegations however and, while I don’t doubt there’s some truth in them, I shall not join in the speculation. It’s clear that the attack took place, and it’s highly likely that the two men wounded and captured at the scene are guilty of murder. But that’s all. Hopefully more substantial information will emerge tomorrow. Meantime all that we can do is to carry the victim’s family and those close to him in our thoughts and hope that truth and justice will provide some comfort soon.
Needless to say my day has been coloured sad by all this. I fear that it will end badly.