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Murdered Drummer Rigby to be given the same tribute as soldiers who die in action
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 26th May 2013 | Mark Duell

Posted on 05/26/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT by naturalman1975

Lee Rigby will be handed a posthumous tribute normally reserved only for soldiers killed on active duty, it was reported today.

The 25-year-old British soldier, who was hacked to death on Wednesday afternoon in Woolwich, south-east London, will have his name carved onto the stone walls of the Armed Forces Memorial.

Defence secretary Philip Hammond and military chiefs have decided that Drummer Rigby should be remembered on the roll of honour at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, Staffordshire.

‘It is only right that Drummer Rigby should be accorded the same recognition as those who have fallen in the line of duty,’ a senior defence source told The Sunday Times.

The memorial already holds the names of the 11 soldiers killed by the 1982 IRA bombings in Hyde Park and Regent’s Park in central London.

Also remembered on it are the two off-duty soldiers who were fatally shot four years ago outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The decision to commemorate Drummer Rigby on the 140ft-diameter memorial comes because he was killed in a terrorist attack, reported the newspaper.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; koranimals; muslims

1 posted on 05/26/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
2 posted on 05/26/2013 2:21:05 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

Ah, the UK still recognizes ‘terrorist attacks’ instead of ‘workplace violence.’ Some hope there.


3 posted on 05/26/2013 2:21:15 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: naturalman1975

This is what we should have done for our Ft Hood heroes...


4 posted on 05/26/2013 2:23:14 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: naturalman1975

Good move. Too bad our country won’t do this.


5 posted on 05/26/2013 2:23:55 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: naturalman1975

Absolutely!!


6 posted on 05/26/2013 2:24:12 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: EDINVA

True. Time to rectify what the President did to the killed and wounded at Ft. Hood!


7 posted on 05/26/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: naturalman1975
Drummer Rigby was killed in a terrorist attack
8 posted on 05/26/2013 2:25:34 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: naturalman1975

He did die in action. While I doubt the politicians in the UK will do this, they should state he died in action, that the two Mohammadans who ran him over with a vehicle and then chopped his head off are members of the invading Army of Mohammed, treat those two to a military style tribunal, sentence them to death, rub both of them with bacon fat, lop their heads off at the spot where they murdered the soldier, and then let the dogs consume their bodies.

If the Brits did that, you could expect to see a mass exodus of Mohammadans back to the hell holes from which they came. (Yeah, I know those two thugs were “home grown”, but others of their ilk will get the message that they cannot murder soldiers with impunity and they will know those two will never enter “paradise” because of the contact with bacon fat and with dogs.)


9 posted on 05/26/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

There are some moves afoot to try and have them put on trial for Treason (both are British citizens) rather than just murder. While the sentence is (unfortunately) now the same (the death penalty for treason was finally abolished in 2004, whereas that for murder was abolished in 1969 - use had been suspended in 1965), there would be a clear statement made by such a decision.


10 posted on 05/26/2013 2:30:08 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: naturalman1975

He DID die in action. We are in a war, whether the media want to believe it or not.


11 posted on 05/26/2013 2:35:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: naturalman1975

bump


12 posted on 05/26/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Sempe Fi Drummer Rigby)
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To: real saxophonist

correction


13 posted on 05/26/2013 2:36:24 PM PDT by real saxophonist (Semper Fi Drummer Rigby)
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To: naturalman1975

A travesty the Ft Hood victims and their families do not get the same respect


14 posted on 05/26/2013 2:45:01 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: naturalman1975

Rigby did die in action . He was attacked and killed by the nation’s enemy who is at war with the nation and with all infidels.The enemy is the Moslem people.


15 posted on 05/26/2013 2:47:26 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: naturalman1975

The correct thing to do. Imo.

Blessings to his family.


16 posted on 05/26/2013 2:55:29 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: naturalman1975

Well, the Moose Limb made it plain that his attack was an act of war. So it only makes sense. Now will Britain declare war on them. That would only make sense too.


17 posted on 05/26/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tennessee Nana

“This is what we should have done for our Ft Hood heroes...”

Amen.


18 posted on 05/26/2013 3:01:02 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: IWONDR; Tennessee Nana

Absolutely!


19 posted on 05/26/2013 3:02:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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20 posted on 05/26/2013 3:03:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: shalom aleichem

“A travesty the Ft Hood victims and their families do not get the same respect”

absolutely! wonder who might be able to get a successful petition up to do something similar for these victims of terrorism?


21 posted on 05/26/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: moose07

(((Ping)))


22 posted on 05/26/2013 3:05:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: naturalman1975
When I saw the photo of Rigby in his ceremonial uniform, Mark Knopfler's "Piper to the End" started running through my head. Still does from time to time.

Great tribute.

23 posted on 05/26/2013 3:07:36 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: naturalman1975

Good call UK.


24 posted on 05/26/2013 3:07:42 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: shalom aleichem

I’d like to think that under Bush they would have, although I am not certain. He cared about our military more than Obama (well, my cat cares more than Obama) but he was a little squeamish about offending Islam.


25 posted on 05/26/2013 3:10:01 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: naturalman1975

Meanwhile UK will allow itself to still be flooded by Muslims, the worst possible immigrants. This very proper burial will not change the fact that the UK is in Eloi mode and invites Morlocks to settle in their land. Not all UK Muslims are Morlocks but the nice Muslims give birth to Jihadist children because (many of) their children grow up learning to resent and hate The English natives


26 posted on 05/26/2013 3:17:02 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: naturalman1975

Life in solitary confinement works for me in the absence of the death penalty. Three bland meals a day. Same meals every single day. NO contact with other humans. The prison guards don’t even say a word to them, ever. No books, no radio, no tv, no internet. Oh, ok let them have their koran. But that’s it, completely, totally it.


27 posted on 05/26/2013 3:23:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: naturalman1975

He DID die in action whether or not his stupid masters understand it or not.


28 posted on 05/26/2013 3:27:43 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: naturalman1975

Yes, very good.

And yet Obama calls the Fort Hood terrorist attack a “workplace violence Incident.”


29 posted on 05/26/2013 3:27:59 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: naturalman1975

Why not, he was basically on foreign soil.


30 posted on 05/26/2013 3:39:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: naturalman1975; RedMDer

Good!
GOD bless him and his Family.


31 posted on 05/26/2013 3:45:06 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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To: naturalman1975

Actuallly, he DID die in action. He was killed in the war on terrorism by two terrorists.


32 posted on 05/26/2013 4:46:51 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: EDINVA

..........why? (give em a Koran)


33 posted on 05/26/2013 4:53:56 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: naturalman1975

Oh, dear, won’t the scuzzlims in Britain be offended? (I sincerely hope so.)


34 posted on 05/26/2013 6:32:17 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Cen-Tejas

I think there’s some requirement that they be given religious reading material. So keep it to the Koran. They will spend the rest of their lives bitter that they can’t carry out any more jihad.


35 posted on 05/26/2013 9:16:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA
Ah, the UK still recognizes ‘terrorist attacks’ instead of ‘workplace violence.’ Some hope there.

My thought too - also recognize such attacks as acts of war. How is it that the long-term socialist nations are beginning to have more sense than us in a growing number of areas? Not a trick question - the list is long.

36 posted on 05/27/2013 2:32:45 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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