Civilising influence …

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Before he was stabbed to death, the victim was knocked over by a blue car which then rammed into a lamp-post.

The attackers pounced on him in a busy residential street.

Witnesses said they shouted “Allahu akbar” – Arabic for “God is greatest” – while stabbing the victim and trying to behead him. A handgun was also found at the scene.

The victim was a soldier. He was hacked to death near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, London. The perpetrators were keen to get their message out, happy to perform for the cameras of witnesses.

Both men appeared to have converted to Islam after being raised by Christian immigrant families, reports in British media said.

Their adopted religion does not seem to have been a civilising influence …

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