UK PM Cameron says London attack was betrayal of Islam

LONDON Thu May 23, 2013 6:58am EDT

Britain's Prime Minster David Cameron speaks in front of 10 Downing Street, about the killing of a British soldier, in London May 23, 2013. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

Britain's Prime Minster David Cameron speaks in front of 10 Downing Street, about the killing of a British soldier, in London May 23, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said the brutal killing of a soldier who was hacked to death in London by two men shouting Jihadist slogans was a betrayal of Islam.

"We will never give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms," Cameron told reporters outside his Downing Street residence on Thursday.

"This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country. There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act."

(Writing by Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton, editing by Stephen Addison)

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Comments (5)
What a brutal, sickening and cowardly act, obviously the perpetrator was brainwashed because taking a life in God’s name is not permissible…may the victim rest in peace. My thoughts go out to his family.

May 23, 2013 8:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:
Next he’ll commission a parliamentary enquiry, put one of his old school chums in charge, and screw loads of mammon out of the public.

May 23, 2013 9:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DavidSuurland wrote:
What a lot of nonsense! Islamic laws of war (ius in bello) are very clear on this. It is fully legal if not collectively obligatory to kill the soldiers of dar al harb /dar- al kufr in their lands when they are in Islamic lands killing Muslims. This is clear cut, bread and butter Islamic law and practice. That Cameron would betray his own soldier in order to appease those who think in terms of war against the very country they live in is capitulating for the threat of violence. Pathetic! I feel incredibly sorry for England right now. At least speak the truth Cameron or dont speak at all.

I’ll gladly send you a copy of hanafi, shafi, mailiki or hanbali jurisprudence if you need some evidence. Although, I fear your image of a peaceful and tolerant Islam will fall into tiny bits the moment you actually start reading them.

May 23, 2013 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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