London’s famed Scotland Yard detectives have just broken up a rather bloody plot to assassinate the reigning monarch of the British throne this week-end at the official remembrance of the British Empire’s entry into World War One. As reported by Fairfax NZ News (New Zealand) on Nov. 8, 2014 and also by the NewsMax.com news portal on Nov. 7, 2014, at least four Islamic Jihadists have been arrested in various raids throughout London busting up an assassination plot to stab and hack to death Queen Elizabeth II.
In a statement released by Scotland Yard, the Cockney crime busters state they’ve arrested four men — aged 19, 22, 25, and 27 — during the course of raids on eight different properties this past Thursday and Friday in West London and Buckinghamshire as part of an ongoing investigation into “Islamist related terrorism.” The official statement also went on to say with standard British reserve, “The men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism.”
The 88-year-old Queen is scheduled to attend centennial memorial ceremonies hosted by the British equivalent of the American VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the Royal British Legion, as they hold what is officially known as the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend to honor all the soldiers of the Empire who fell during the First World War. London’s Metropolitan Police have also released that the now arrested suspects at least initially planned to attack the Queen with edged weapons, even though they did have access to firearms.
Both Queen Elizabeth and UK Prime Minister David Cameron had been informed of the threat. British security tout they have erected “a ring of steel … thrown around Whitehall.” Despite the threat, the Queen has not cancelled her participation in the commemorations.