Man, I sure do get sick of being right all the time.
The Metropolitan Police officially declared the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess in Essex to be a terrorist incident, and put Counter Terrorism Policing in charge of the investigation.
“The fatal stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea has tonight been declared as a terrorist incident,” by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon, the Met announced late Friday, adding that “The early investigation has revealed a potential motivation linked to Islamist extremism.”
The murder of Sir David Amess in #Essex earlier today has now been declared as a terrorist incident, and the Met's Counter Terrorism Command will lead the investigation.
Read more here: https://t.co/qM34hqoqBz
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 15, 2021
The Counter Terrorism Command is “working closely with colleagues from the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU) and Essex Police,” the Met added.
Amess was attacked and stabbed multiple times on Friday, during a weekly meeting with constituents at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. The authorities identified the suspect only as “a 25-year-old British man” who was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody at a police station in Essex.
No picture of the attacker has been released, and apparently it wasn’t even on a cellphone video at all (which is kinda weird!).
Of course, releasing a picture of the attacker or video of the attack would fuel racial hatred by making people falsely believe that Moslems do stabbings. In fact, terror has no race or religion – it exists in a total vacuum, completely unrelated to anything.
Though there’s no photo of the attacker, I think it’s safe to assume he looked basically like this: