Skip to comments.Brave mother and daughter stood alongside Cub Scout leader against Islamic fanatics
Posted on 05/24/2013 3:22:43 AM PDT by the scotsman
'A mother and daughter were the 'Angels of Woolwich' who bravely risked their own lives to comfort the soldier left dying in the street.
Gemini Donnelly-Martin, 20, and her mother Amanda, stepped forward and asked the attackers if they could be by Drummer Lee Rigby's side.
Their refusal to be cowed by the terrorists won praise from all quarters, including Downing Street.
Although other bystanders watched in horror and police waited helplessly for armed officers to arrive, Gemini modestly insisted her and her mother were not heroes and had done what anyone else would do.
She told the Daily Mirror: 'We did what anyone would do. We just wanted to take care of the man. It wasn't brave. Anyone would have done it. It had to be done. They (the killers) said women could pass.'
'The only thing people need to worry about is that poor man's mum. We are grateful, though, for what people are saying about us.'
When it became apparent Drummer Lee Rigby was beyond their help, they shielded his body from further desecration by his savage attackers.
Amanda, 44, insisted she be allowed to pray for the dead man even when confronted by one of the killer. Kneeling at his side, she cradled him gently, seemingly unfazed by his horrific wounds.
Yesterday Gemini was back searching for work at a local job fair while her mother did not want to talk about what happened.'
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How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the infence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.
It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50, London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899)
Islam is just pure evil
And, there will continue to be Islamic Terrorism around the world, until we accept the fact that Islam is evil.... and stop using qualifier terms like “radical Islam”, “extreme Islam”.
It’s time to get real....or it’s time to expire. I sure will do everything to not become a causality of this hateful cult
Oh, and yes, these women were brave. Remember, Islam is absolutely vile in its treatment of women
“police waited helplessly for armed officers to arrive”
This is disgusting. The police not being armed in the U.K., in spite of an increase in crime and violence in the country, stand by unable to do anything at all. And of course Britain’s citizenry is disarmed also. The horrors of gun control shows itself in all its glory.
You're doing it wrong.
It must just be me because I keep seeing articles praising this woman for being so brave, but I just think she was an idiot. Two crazed Muslims dripping blood with meat cleavers in their hands that just went all jihad on a man in the streets and she thinks she is going to talk some sense into them? I’m sorry but from where I’m sitting that isn’t brave, its idiotic.
Firstly, the original police were not helpless, and had the men not been armed with a gun, would have stopped the incident (they are armed with tasers, CS spray, pepper spray, batons). Where a gun is involved, armed units take over. That is police procedure.
Secondly, the UK although with a rise in violence and crime, is still (hype aside) a country with low levels of serious violence. Our murder, gun murder and gun crime rates are a fraction of the US. There is no need for all UK police to be armed. The police dont want it, and the public (myself included) does not want it.
Thirdly, you parrot the myth (despite people like myself correcting it daily) that the UK has no guns. 2.3m guns in fact. Yes, the gun laws passed (1988, 1997 and 1920-1968) were bad laws, but the UK does have guns. Of course, the UK has never been a gun owning public, which is why the gun laws passed with little anger and even support. Myopic, but there you go.
Sounds pretty helpless to me.
Are there no men left in Britain?
UK has 3x the rate of violent crime that the US has.
I would wager that statistic do not differentiate justifiable homicide from criminal homicide.
UK has crimes on the statute books as violent that arent in other countries. Burglary is the UK’s biggest violent crime.
UK has a sixteenth of the gun murder rate of the US despite being one fifth of the population.
US has THREE A HALF times the murder rate of the UK.
US has 75% of all serial killers in the world.
The believe that it is better to be a nation of humble sheep is or no consequence when mere kitchen knives render the law enforcement impotent as this instance demonstrates to any actual bystander.
It should be intuitive, were it not for political correctness, that an individual have the capacity to realize that their entire way of life is not forfeit going forward in the very world one lives.
May the blessings of Allah protect you since you have sworn off any sense of self preservation within your minds and thus your culture as it will too also be subjugated accordingly.
‘Armed officers deter violence by proximity within the populace.’
America and its famous and admired culture of low crime and violence being of course testament to this notion.
The US currently buying into this notion of disarming, so that we may all "feel safe".
My issue with your attitude is that I reserve the right to defend myself, and I resent people who think that is unreasonable.
No offense intended.
The people have never owned guns, the police have never been armed en masse. And neither wish to be armed to the teeth.
I dont resent your attitude, you know (or should know) that I am pro-gun, a gun owner, anti-gun law and I SUPPORT 100% YOUR EFFORTS IN THE US TO STOP THEM TAKING YOUR GUNS. DONT LET THEM. EVER.
I am British. I know my nation’s culture. And being gun saturated, either as citizens or police, like the US, is not the British way nor the way forward for the UK. What works for the US doesnt work for the UK, and vice versa.
Neither is right or wrong, just different.
That statement's already been proven to be complete bullshit on this forum many times over. The reality is, the murder rate per capita in the UK is much higher than in the U.S. Again, that's been proven over, and over again here on this forum.
There is no need for all UK police to be armed. The police dont want it, and the public (myself included) does not want it.
A man is MURDERED on the street in front of unarmed police and you have the audacity to make the claim that there's no need for the police to be armed? WOW. You're a well-trained little government suck-up socialist aren't you?
Sure you're on the right forum?
How would white America’s murder rate compare to UK’s then?
Tell that to the dead man's family.
Please understand my postings on the matter are not meant to be any slight at the UK. Anyone who has been in the UK or is familiar with it knows that they have stellar military and law enforcement.
Islamic Terrorism and the way it is handled is a problem everywhere including the US
The US had a Muslim US Army Officer murder a dozen US troops and injure 3 dozen...all troops not armed per longstanding Army regulations. And we still refuse to call it an act of terror
No American should be slamming the British on how this was handled....the US has had its share of screwups.