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    (Original post by DorianGrayism)
    Tbh, it sounds like a pretty targeted attack.

    She was holding her weekly meeting around the corner, so he may have been waiting for her.

    I don't particularly want to repeat how he murdered her but it doesn't seem as if she was killed just because she happened to be there at the wrong time.
    Hopefully, we'll find out more as time goes on.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    It was homemade, which suggests at least some element of prepper-style paranoia.
    Exactly the sort of people who are the most enthusiastic practitioners of extremist politics

    Also, because of British gun laws and the degree to which the police crack down on firearms offences, even gang members sometimes carry homemade firearms and they are sold on the black market to people who can't afford the real ones. There is a demand there, but not the supply
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    Shot and stabbed. Damn.
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    (Original post by saeed9755)
    'religion of peace'
    for a change, it wasnt this time

    Brexit voters 'of peace'
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    (Original post by Chakede)
    there have been rather nasty Out supporters here on tsr that have made similar comments to this
    Didn't think it would be long until these kinds of accusations came out. We have no idea why Jo Cox was shot or what the individual's motives, if any, were. Why not mourn the death of a politician who seems to have done so much for others rather than using it as a shameful excuse to attack others?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    We do not know for sure why this attack happened. Ir is likely to just be a mentally unstable lone wolf, nothing terrorist-related, imo.
    So when it's a non muslim it's a "mentally unstable lone wolf" but the moment it's a muslim involved it's a "radical islamic terrorist"?

    This is a politically motivated attack. It's terrorism.
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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    It was homemade, which suggests at least some element of prepper-style paranoia.
    I would think not, considering he apparently fired several shots. A single shot firearm is relatively easy to improvise, but a repeating one is more complicated, beyond the engineering skills of the average person. Besides, some witnesses have said it looked like an old WW1 pistol.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    We do not know for sure why this attack happened. Ir is likely to just be a mentally unstable lone wolf, nothing terrorist-related, imo.
    If she was murdered because of her political allegiance, it's absolutely terrorism
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    (Original post by toronto353)
    Didn't think it would be long until these kinds of accusations came out. We have no idea why Jo Cox was shot or what the individual's motives, if any, were. Why not mourn the death of a politician who seems to have done so much for others rather than using it as a shameful excuse to attack others?
    becuase she was a Prominent Remain campaginer and he shouted Britain first before shooting her in cold blood.
    certinaly some Out supporters here on tsr given the impression they are jsut as nasty pieces of work - if they are anything to go by this scumbag today fits the profile
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    Murders shouldn't happen but the sooner we do away with all members of parliament as a system (not killing obvs) the better. Britain is tired of people telling it what to do no we don't need you pompous Oxbridge ****ers
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    The attack had no political motive according to the attackers neighbours. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...rope-politics/

    It has absolutely nothing to do with the EU referendum leave campaign.
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    (Original post by Noodle0)
    The attack had no political motive according to the attackers neighbours. http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016...rope-politics/

    It has absolutely nothing to do with the EU referendum leave campaign.
    No, that just says that he didn't talk to them about politics.

    Obviously, that doesn't mean the attack had no political motive.
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    (Original post by Chakede)
    becuase she was a Prominent Remain campaginer and he shouted Britain first before shooting her in cold blood.
    certinaly some Out supporters here on tsr given the impression they are jsut as nasty pieces of work - if they are anything to go by this scumbag today fits the profile
    According to one person as far as I can gather, though I am happy to be corrected on that. I don't see what the referendum campaign has to do with it - Britain first could easily refer to the so-called political party and need not have an EU referendum connotation and for you to connect the two is really shameful. Again, why not mourn the death of a politician who seems to have done so much for others rather than using it as a shameful excuse to attack others?

    EDIT: Just seen that Maria Eagle has deleted her tweet now, so there is no evidence that he shouted Britain first and should Maria Eagle have been found to have lied, she should immediately resign from Parliament for so shamefully using Jo's death as a political tool.
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    (Original post by Wōden)
    I would think not, considering he apparently fired several shots. A single shot firearm is relatively easy to improvise, but a repeating one is more complicated, beyond the engineering skills of the average person. Besides, some witnesses have said it looked like an old WW1 pistol.
    Yeah, single shots are scarily easy to make.
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    What you are arguing for is a watering down of anti-treachery rhetoric. Ain't gonna happen, and nor should it where Islam(ism) is concerned, sorry
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    What an unctuously pious thing to say. On TSR, in the immediate aftermath of every attack and major incident, there is discussion and debate. This is absolutely valid and proper on a political discussion board.

    If you find it offensive to your delicate sensibilities, then perhaps it's better to avoid TSR at those times? Nobody is forced to click on any discussion topic in which they do not wish to participate
    you may have no sense of decorum but please do not criticize others for displaying it.
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    (Original post by Thutmose-III)
    In my view, the extremism that now pervades the hard right and hard left has blood on its hands. It is now extremely common for politicians and journalists to receive death threats, a characteristic example is attached at the bottom.

    Is it at all surprising that with such language being normalised that we do end up seeing violence? It's not just the hard right saying such things, you can see similar comments being made against Labour politicians or BBC journalists by Corbyn supporters.

    The cancer of political extremism and paranoid conspiracism is spreading, and it must be tackled. Here's a short excerpt from a Spectator article; I don't agree with all of it but these two paragraphs are relevant;
    Well said! It is exactly this atmosphere of hate that has been engendered by people like Farage and Boris that has created the conditions for this murder.

    Things are going to get worse too - there will be more.

    Cameron doesn't know what he's doing - he's opened the magic fascist box and out of it are pouring the rag tag army of sleazy creeps that lie in wait to exploit working class people's anger during a deep and prolonged recessionary situation and the growing disparity of wealth and interests between the poor and the rich.
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    such a tragic waste of a talented lady. RIP Mrs Cox.
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    Agreed. There has been a huge increase in death and rape threats in the last year from both the hard right and hard left. Was only a matter of time.

    Dark, dark day in British politics. Social democracy is losing, far right and far left extremism is winning.

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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Well said! It is exactly this atmosphere of hate that has been engendered by people like Farage and Boris that has created the conditions for this murder.

    Things are going to get worse too - there will be more.

    Cameron doesn't know what he's doing - he's opened the magic fascist box and out of it are pouring the rag tag army of sleazy creeps that lie in wait to exploit working class people's anger during a deep and prolonged recessionary situation and the growing disparity of wealth and interests between the poor and the rich.
    Atmosphere of hate? What the hell are you smoking?
 
 
 
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