On May 22, 2013, 25-year-old Afghan war veteran, Drummer Lee Rigby, was hacked to death in broad daylight in a busy street in Woolwich, southeast London. Police arrested two men, one of whom was a British-born convert to Islam who at the scene claimed he had acted in revenge for British wars in Muslim countries.
British police said yesterday they were treating a blast outside a mosque in central England as a terrorist incident, saying nails were reportedly found at the scene. West Midlands police said they were alerted to reports of a loud bang in Tipton near Birmingham shortly after 1pm. No injuries were reported, but the immediate area was evacuated.Saturday, 13 July, 2013, 3:15am
Michael Adebolajo, 28, has been charged with the murder of 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby as well as the attempted murder of two police officers and possession of a firearm, London’s Metropolitan Police said2 Jun 2013 - 10:58am
Police have charged a man with the murder of a British soldier in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in broad daylight.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The family of a man suspected of hacking a British soldier to death on a London street condemned the attack as senseless, distancing itself from the murder which has provoked an anti-Muslim backlash.30 May 2013 - 2:41am
Traces of DNA on an orange juice bottle and a surveillance video of a man praying in a mall have led to the arrest of a young suspect accused of stabbing a French soldier who was patrolling a crowded area just outside Paris.30 May 2013 - 2:39am
Police investigating the stabbing of a French soldier in Paris on Wednesday arrested a suspect sources described as a supporter of “radical Islam”.30 May 2013 - 2:38am
Two prison officers have been injured in an attack at a British maximum security jail, officials said yesterday, with media reports claiming the assailants were Muslim inmates inspired by the brutal murder of a soldier.29 May 2013 - 3:06am
The chairman of an English mosque targeted by multiple petrol bombs has described the attack as attempted murder. The incident in Grimsby, in the eastern county of Lincolnshire, was the most serious attack on Muslims since the gruesome killing on a London street of British soldier Lee Rigby by two self-described Islamist extremists.29 May 2013 - 2:50am
Police investigating the grisly murder of a soldier in London by two Islamists made another arrest on Monday, as 1,000 far-right protesters demonstrated near Prime Minister David Cameron’s office.
A 50-year-old man, held on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, becomes the 10th person arrested over the hacking to death of 25-year-old Lee Rigby near a barracks in Woolwich on Wednesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
For a movement that was on the verge of implosion less than a month ago, the English Defence League (EDL) has staged a major show of force in central London, signalling that the death of Drummer Lee Rigby has breathed new life into the far-right protest group.28 May 2013 - 6:23am