Friday, May 24, 2013

UK Soldier Attacked

"You who have Faith! show integrity for the sake of God, bearing witness with justice. Do not let hatred for a people incite you into not being just. Be just. That is closer to piety. Have piety of God. God is aware of what you do." Qur'an 5: 8

Lee Rigby (pictured above), a British soldier was minding his own business wearing a Help for Heros hoodie not knowing what would occur.  Two deranged individuals hit him with their car running him over.  This was not a car accident for these two individuals would get out of their vehicle with knives and meat cleavers.  They attack the injured soldier to the point of nearly decapitating his head completely.

The gross event took place in front of many witnesses including a lady who tried to get the perpetrators to stop and talked to them until the authorities arrived.  Their motive was clear as one of them spoke to her holding the weapons in his hands full of Rigby's blood.  The attacker said:    
“We swear by Almighty Allah, we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reasons we killed this man is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,You will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you. I apologize that women had to witness this but in our land women have to see the same.”

This attack was meant to be a message of vengeance for Muslims killed in the War on Terror.  This is scary indeed.  Rigby became a victim just because he was a soldier and his nation is involved in the War of Terror.  

Apparently the attackers did not read the Quran quote I posted under Rigby's photo.  It says, and I paraphrase:  to show integrity for God's sake; do not let hatred for people incite you to become unjust.  Perhaps the most powerful words ends the quote: "God is aware of what you do."  God is certainly aware and saw these attackers kill this innocent soldier.  These two individuals betrayed God and their Islamic faith by committing this horrendous act.  

However, Rigby's death was not in vain.  The Help for Heros website crashed after millions visited it in order to donate in his honor.  May Lee Rigby rest in peace and may God teach all people of faith that killing one another is not His will.       


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