The people of Great Britain have nicknamed Roy Larner “The Lion of London Bridge.” The BBC has referred to him as a “hero.” With tens of thousands of signatures, a petition was launched to award Larner Britain’s second highest military medal for personal heroism, the George Cross. A Swedish brewery has even named a beer after him.
Nonetheless, the man who single-handedly fought off three Islamic jihadists in last summer’s terrorist attack on London Bridge (resulting in the deaths of seven innocent people), has been ordered by the British government to undergo “de-radicalization” training “over fears he may become extremist” as reported by The Daily Caller news portal.
Keep in mind that when Larner when toe-to-toe with the three cowards, he ended up with knife wounds in his neck, head, chest, stomach, and both arms. Twelve days and 80 stitches later, the Lion of London Bridge was finally released from the hospital.
But almost exactly one year since the terrorist attack on London Bridge, the fortunes of Larner have shifted almost a complete 180°. As reported by The Daily Caller;
A man famously lauded as a “hero” in 2017 for fighting off terrorists on the London Bridge has been forced by British authorities to attend “de-radicalization” classes “over fears he may become extremist” after being stabbed eight times, British papers reported.
Forty-nine-year-old Roy Larner became known as the “Lion of London Bridge” after three Jihadis in a van plowed into a crowd of people on London Bridge before stalking from building to building, killing seven people and eventually reaching the Black and Blue pub where Larner was drinking with friends.
“They had these long knives and started shouting about Allah. Then it was, ‘Islam, Islam, Islam,’” Larner said.
“Like an idiot I shouted back at them … I took a few steps towards them and said, ‘F*ck you, I’m Millwall,’” he said, referring to his favorite soccer team.
He fought them off with his bare fists, sustaining serious stab wounds all over his body but allowing dozens of other patrons to escape.
Larner has now been added to a terrorist watchlist know as Britain’s “Prevent” program after fears he could become an anti-Islam extremist, the Sun reported Monday.
Larner told the paper “They treat me like a terrorist but I’m not political at all.” The Sun reported he was added because people in the “far right” who were anti-Islam had contacted Roy because of his role stopping the terrorist incident.
Under London Mayor Sadiq Khan, police have confiscated cutlery and common tools like screwdrivers from citizens, saying they are used by gangs as weapons.
Believe it or not, this is an example of what the British cops consider fighting crime;
Seems like the British police just stop and frisked a repair man. https://t.co/wG9dVWMd5E
— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) April 9, 2018
God Save the Queen! Was Tim the Toolman taken into custody?? Thank you for saving the good people for Regents Park from the horror of a handyman on the loose! https://t.co/ZvBThsBtQk
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) April 9, 2018
To be fair, those pliers could be used to give someone a wicked purple nurple. https://t.co/gomzF42e9F
— Mo Mo (@molratty) April 9, 2018
If you thought this is where British politically correct insanity ends, guess again.
Slightly over a year ago, a man in Dumfernline, Scotland was arrested for… wait for it… openly possessing a potato peeler in public.
As reported by the Dumfernline Press;
Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
He admitted that on Saturday in Appin Crescent, a public place, he was in possession of an object that which had a blade or was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler.
But as they say on late night infomercials: But wait… there’s more.
Apparently, the only way to fight absurdity in the United Kingdom is to claim to be somehow mentally deficient.
As the Dumfernline Press also took note of;
Defence solicitor Selina McKay said her client “suffers from significant learning difficulties which have been lifelong”.