Canada’s SunTV broadcaster Michael Coren and Jihadwatch’s Robert Spencer discussed the statement the London beheader made immediately after he murdered British soldier Lee Rigby. The killer was fairly calm after just hacking a man to death with a meat cleaver, presumably because he felt justified by the commandments of the Koran to kill the perceived enemies of Islam.
JihadWatch has posted the text for what is apparently killer Michael Adebolajo’s full rant. Many media reports edited the killer’s words to lessen the Muslim references. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, sought to deny the religious aspect, saying, “It is completely wrong to blame this killing on Islam.” Prime Minister David Cameron declared the murder was a “betrayal of Islam.”
But the full statement makes clear how Islam was the entire motivation for the murder.
Full video and transcript of UK jihad murderer: “We are forced by the Qur’an”, Jihadwatch.org, May 23
The only reason we have killed this man today is because Muslims are dying daily by British soldiers. And this British soldier is one. It is an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. By Allah, we swear by the almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. So what if we want to live by the Shari’a in Muslim lands? Why does that mean you must follow us and chase us and call us extremists and kill us? Rather you lot are extreme. You are the ones that when you drop a bomb you think it hits one person? Or rather your bomb wipes out a whole family? This is the reality. By Allah if I saw your mother today with a buggy I would help her up the stairs. This is my nature. But we are forced by the Qur’an, in Sura At-Tawba, through many ayah in the Qu’ran, we must fight them as they fight us. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. I apologise that women had to witness this today but in our lands women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your governments, they don’t care about you. You think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start busting our guns? You think politicians are going to die? No, it’s going to be the average guy, like you and your children. So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so can all live in peace. So leave our lands and we can all live in peace. That’s all I have to say. [in Arabic:] Allah’s peace and blessings be upon you.
Here’s the unedited video: