Palmira Silva

The death of an 82-year-old great-grandmother would normally be found on the “Obituary” page of the newspaper.

But, a few days ago, the beheading of Palmira Silva in Edmonton, a suburb of London, made the front pages, at least in England. Mrs. Silva, originally from Italy, was sat in her back garden when a 25-year-old stranger entered and beheaded her. According to newspapers, he was a fairly recent convert to Islam.

For some reason, this was not reported by American media. A few hours later, one news program was discussing the “horrific beheadings” of two American journalists but did not mention the London incident.

Admittedly, there is a big difference between the two.

The journalists were in the Middle East of their own free will. While one can admire and respect their devotion to the news and telling the truth about what is really happening, nevertheless they were in a very dangerous part of the world and knew the risks involved.

On the other hand, the elderly great grandmother was in her garden in suburbia when she was brutally murdered in a gruesome manner.

The public needs to be made aware of this because she won’t be the last victim.

A little over a year ago, an off-duty British soldier was similarly attacked and beheaded on the streets of London. A few years ago, Theo van Gogh, a film producer, was similarly killed in Amsterdam.

The King of Saudi Arabia predicted this weekend that within a month ISIS terrorists will have reached the streets of Europe and, one month later, the United States. Terrorist acts perpetrated by ISIS will follow.

British and American civilians need to be aware of this danger – yet life goes on as if nothing is happening.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 17:26-27:

“And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. “

It seems that most people will be oblivious to what’s going on – partly thanks to our media.



  1. Wow, I certainly didn’t know about this, very good article and analysis. I am waiting for something similar to happen here in the States. With many fighters leaving her to fight over in the Middle East, we have to know there are more that are waiting to be cued to the fight.

  2. I’ve been following this on twitter (via BBC). I find it most interesting that the news sources and police have been quite adamant that this is not a terrorist act. I’m not sure how they can make that claim, but they do. Thanks for your analysis, and bringing it to light.

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