Thursday, May 23, 2013


As we all continue to process the truly horrific images and reports out of London of the jihad murder and near decapitation of a British soldier, one dramatic aspect of the story stands out.

This is the intervention of a woman, who is a cub scout leader and mother of two, who bravely engaged in conversation with the Muslim attackers until police arrived:

From the Daily Mail:

'I wasn't scared. Better me than a child': Incredible courage of the woman Cub Scout leader who confronted knife-wielding Islamic fanatic moments after he had slaughtered soldier in London street
  • One of the arrested men named online as British Nigerian Michael Adebolajo 
  • Known by the Muslim name Muhajid, he has links to Lincoln and London
  • Soldier killed in street execution and his other injured killer not yet named
  • Terrorists ran him down in the street with car before 'hacking him to pieces'
  • Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, 48, jumped off her bus when she saw the dead man
  • Cub leader then spoke to attackers for 20 minutes to stop them killing again
  • The suspects charged at officers when they arrived, who gunned them down
  • Suspects are under armed guard in separate London hospitals
  • English Defence League hold protest in Woolwich and scuffle with police
  • David Cameron chairs Cobra meeting after returning from Paris last night
PUBLISHED: 15:32 EST, 22 May 2013 | UPDATED: 06:42 EST, 23 May 2013

A Cub Scout leader who confronted an Islamic fanatic after he had executed a soldier in a Woolwich street said today: 'I wasn't scared. Rather me than a child.'

The moment fearless mother-of-two Ingrid Loyau-Kennett remonstrated with one of the killers, whose hands were blood-soaked and still carried knives, was filmed in the aftermath of the terror attack. 

Today the suspect who gave a chilling rant to camera moments after the murder was named online as British Nigerian Michael Adebolajo - who is known by the Muslim name Mujahid.

48-year-old Ingrid Loyau-Kennett jumped off her bus when she saw the tragic soldier's body lying in the south-east London street, checked his pulse and then tried to talk to the men who hacked him to death.

After pleading with them to hand her the weapons, one told her: 'We want to start a war in London tonight'.

She replied: 'Right now it is only you versus many people, you are going to lose'.

David Cameron today paid tribute to Mrs Loyau-Kennett in a statement outside Number 10, and said: 'She spoke for all of us'.


Ingrid Loyau-Kennett's amazing composure, presence of mind, care for a fallen victim, and bravery in the face of evil is transformative. Her example is like that of the Good Samaritan only amplified.

Ingrid may yesterday have stopped a war in London.