Memorials and tributes to slain British soldier Lee Rigby are popping up on two different continents, as is the purposeful showing by Islamic Jihadists of their own victims blooded hands, as reported separately by two different news organs; the Manchester Evening News on May 27, 2013; and Front Page magazine on May 28, 2013.
As the British have nicknamed their soldiers, “Squaddie” Lee Rigby is being remembered on both sides of the Atlantic.
In his native Britain, the front yard of Squaddie Rigby’s childhood home in Langley, Middleton outside of the greater Manchester area has been turned into a sea of flowers, Union Jack flags and and written cards of condolence to the family.
In a particularly poignant evening service conducted by the Rev. Philip Miller, pastor of All Saints and Martyrs Anglican Church in Langley, Reverend Miller referred to Drummer Rigby as a “fine, brave, Langley lad.”
The Christian cleric went on to describe the fallen soldier as:
Someone anxious and keen to serve Queen and country, a man devoted to his profession as a brave soldier and yet who was not afraid to tell his mum how much he loved her.
The Manchester newspaper cited a number of other tributes in the local area, to include a military march in which local vets who’ve served in combat while deployed to Afghanistan, Borneo, Korea, Cyprus and Northern Ireland all paid homage to their fallen comrade-in-arms.
On this side of the Atlantic, the New York Yankees also honored the victim of self-professed Islamic Jihadists.
While the English professional soccer teams from Manchester City and Chelsea played an exhibition game in the Big Apple’s Yankee Stadium, a packed house of 40,000 normally rowdy soccer fans paid their respects by observing a minute of silence.
All the while, the stadium’s big screen displayed a photo of the slain soldier in his dress uniform with the super-imposed words “Remembering Lee Rigby 1987-2013” on the screen along with the famous logo of the hometown baseball team.
A Disturbing Trend…
Front Page magazine has pointed that the infamous video of Squaddie Rigby’s killer making a point of waving his blood-drenched hands about, isn’t the first time a jihadist has proudly ensured the cameras were made aware of his terrorist activity.
On Oct. 12, 2000, two Israeli Army reservists lost their way in the Palestinian Authority controlled city of Ramallah, and ended up in a PA holding facility while officials worked out the details of their release.
In the meantime, a vigilante mob armed with knives and hatchets stormed the building and subsequently seized the two soldiers, butchering them with the edged weapons.
Much to the delight of the mob, 20-year-old Aziz Salaha (pictured in the slideshow), emerged from a window and raised his blood-stained hands as proof and obvious pride in his part in the killing of two unarmed soldiers.
During the assault, killing and eventual further mutilation of the soldiers corpses, the chant of Allahu Akbar (God is great) was wildly yelled by the terrorists.
Just like the killers screamed on the London street where Drummer Rigby was slain, and at Fort Hood, Texas where 14 were killed (one of the unarmed women was with child) and over 30 wounded in 2009.