Four years ago today, Lee Rigby was beheaded on the streets of Woolwich, a neighbourhood in London where I had lived while a student. This article was originally published at Dr. Kevin MacDonald's Occidental Observer in April, 2015.

Gunner Lee Rigby

You’ll remember Lee Rigby, the unfortunate British soldier who had his head hacked off by a couple of Black Muslims...in a London Street...in broad daylight...in full view of passing members of the public — many of whom treated the event with the same disinterest and disdain that Metropolitans reserve for panhandling street musicians and street performers.

You will also remember that we were immediately assured by the high and mighty that Gunner Rigby’s murder had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam, which was unequivocally a “religion of peace,” unfairly besmirched by association with a “handful” of fanatics.

You’ll remember all that, of course. How could you ever forget?

Now, that same unfortunate individual has been “honoured” for his “sacrifice” by having a memorial built.

It is a rather pathetic memorial — a bronze drum, a plaque on a wall with some anodyne phrases that make no reference to the manner in which he was butchered. And it’s all housed in something that looks like a brick bus shelter.

Significantly, the memorial is also a couple of hundred miles away from the site of the actual “sacrifice” that it supposedly commemorates, as if that were part of some far distant foreign land.

Rather than being situated in Woolwich, the part of London where the murder happened, and where I lived for three years, you can only visit the memorial if you go to Middleton Memorial Gardens in Greater Manchester, Rigby’s hometown.

The only word for this is “pathetic” — unless you also want to throw in “feeble,” “gutless,” and “spineless.”

I suspect there is also a strong chance that it will soon be vandalized by local Muslims, who will no doubt wish to heap further humiliation upon the country that foolishly took them in and allowed their festering sense of alienation and resentment to take shape in the guise of a religion created by bandits and thugs from the seventh-century desert.

Almost everything about this memorial is wrong. Firstly, it just looks terrible. Its tone is meek and mild, almost apologetic. It is a memorial to timidity and a desire not to offend the very people who had no compunction about sawing off Rigby’s head. In short, it is a memorial to the continuation of victimhood.

Chillin' in London
But, secondly, even if the memorial had been well designed, iconically assertive, and placed in the correct location, with a message that mentioned the actions and Islamic motivations of his murderers, the fact is we should not be commemorating people like Gunner Rigby. By doing so, we merely enshrine the idea of indigenous Britons as victims and lambs to the halal slaughter of the ascendant incomers. This sends out a “sigma signal” of surrender.

Of course, there is nothing shameful about Gunner Rigby’s death. He was just unfortunate. But there was no element of intentional sacrifice on his part, no more than if he had been hit by a falling piano. Being randomly chosen by the killers, and then knocked down by their car and butchered in the street is not heroism. It never was, and it never will be. It was victimhood plain and simple.

The only reason to remember something as dispiriting as this is to feel a sense of vicarious pain and humiliation, leading to outrage and anger, resulting in an immediate desire for vengeance to blot out the humiliation while also removing the threat. With mosques continuing to sprout up like mushrooms on the corpse of the British Empire, and reports of young English girls being groomed and raped by Muslim gangs still rolling in, there does not seem to be very much of that going on.

The only “vengeance” our governments allow us for such atrocities is to continue supporting pointless wars in the Middle East and Africa against peoples who are merely struggling in their primitive ways to achieve their own forms of nationalism and self-determination against the same globalist system that seeks to crush our national identities through mass immigration and multiculturalism. In fact, the two methods are related, as the wars in Africa and the Middle East serve to swell the flood of migrant refugees to Europe.


We need monuments more imposing than a sad and silent bronze drum, and we need heroes far more inspiring than Lee Rigby.

Instead of hapless victims of multiculturalism’s madness, we need heroes who will save us from the colonization and extinction planned for us.

We need heroes who will reclaim those parts of Europe turned into Third World hell holes where native Europeans are harassed, mugged, raped, or murdered and where the beheading of a soldier in broad daylight is a merely an embarrassment for our multiculturalist elites.

Most of all we need heroes who can exact vengeance and impose justice on the political and business elites that allowed this situation to develop in the first place.

The beheading of a British soldier in broad daylight by Muslim fanatics, along with the mass rape of thousands of British children by Muslim gangs, should not be an excuse for PR spin and meaningless memorials tucked away out of sight to help the families of victims achieve a little “closure.” The only closure any of us need is the closure of Britain’s borders after the removal of the culture and communities responsible for these gross insults and indignities committed against the indigenous.

Given the extremely high stakes, the actions necessary to achieve that would indeed be worthy of the greatest memorial ever built — a memorial to victory and salvation, not acquiescence and extinction.


  1. Thanks, Colin. The Sigma Signal is especially good.

  2. There have been hundreds of Jihadist killings in Britain. Here are a few:
    Charlotte Piccaver, 26, & Darren Harwood, 26, Boston, Lincs, Apr 2013. Both stabbed in the neck by Turk Mehmet Ali Ozen.
    Riley Turner, aged 4, Keighley, Yorks, Jan 2013. Strangled and stabbed by Anwar Rosser, "local Arab".
    Kimberley Frank, 17, & Samantha Sykes, 18, Wakefield, Yorks, March 2012. Stabbed to death by Afghan ‘refugee’ Ahmad Otak.
    Laura Wilson, 17, Rotherham, Yorks, Oct 2010. Groomed by Pakistanis for sex since the age of 12. Pregnant at 16, her lovers Asghar and Hussein decided to kill her. She was referred to as “dirty white bitch” & “kafir bitch” before being stabbed.
    David Strizegauskas, 13, Upton Park, London, Apr 2006. Blond Lithuanian kicked to death by gang of Pakistanis. No-one convicted.
    Danny O’Connor, 23, Ipswich. June 2005. Bangladeshi gang spotted Danny’s ‘England’ T-shirt, called him “white trash” and punched him to the ground. Died of bloodclot on the brain. Ringleader’s sentence just 3 yrs.
    Ernest Meads, 58, Edmonton, London, Dec 2004. Stabbed to death in the street by total stranger Ismail Dogan, Turkish Kurd.
    Christopher Yates, 30, Barking, Essex, Nov 2004. Kicked to death as he walked home. Sajid Zulfiqar,Zahid Bashir, and Imran Maqsood were heard to boast “we killed the white man”.
    Kris Donald, 15, Glasgow, March 2004. Snatched off the street by gang of five Muslim Asians. The most gruesome racist murder ever recorded in this country. Stabbed and castrated before being burnt alive.
    Kyle Mutch, 18 month-old baby, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Jan 2004. Killed by his Bangladeshi stepfather, Mohammed Ullah.
    Ben Thompson 22, Langley Green, Crawley, Sussex, Aug.2003. Killed outside a shop by six Muslims. Mehtab Hafiz and Nasir Khan were only charged with Grievous Bodily Harm.
    Thomas Scott, 34, Kentish Town, London, Oct 2002. Killed in unprovoked attack by 4 Muslims. Charge reduced to “violent disorder”. Ringleader Mohammed Ahmed was given two years, the others a mere 18 months.
    Gavin Hopley, 19, Oldham, Lancs, Feb 2002. A stranger in Oldham, he strayed into a ‘Muslims only’ area and was beaten to death by a gang of about twelve.
    Simon Henderson, 21, Maida Vale, London, Jan 2001. Throat cut from behind by Moroccan Somir Akbar.
    Stephen McLaughlin, 20, Preston, Lancs, Nov 1997. Battered to death by large gang of Asians. Murder charges against Ziah Khan, Javed Khan and Asif Khan were reduced to manslaughter.
    Tommy McGregor, 65, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, Dec 1995. Stabbed along with nine others when Pakistani Shahid Iqbal went berserk.
    Jonathan Copley, 7, Rachel Rooney, 15, Bradford, Feb. 1995. Tariq Rehman, boyfriend of Rachel's mother, stabbed Rachel 48 times and Jonathan 15 times and cut their throats.
    Richard Everitt, 15, Kings Cross, London, Aug 1994. Gentle giant stabbed to death by gang of Bangladeshis.
    Stanley Silk, 47, & David Brindley, 23, Walworth, London, Aug 1991. Shot dead when gang of Turks burst into a pub and sprayed the drinkers with bullets.
    Raymond Kelly, 17, Hartley Wintney, Hants. Feb 1991. Working at a petrol station when Jamil Chowdhary and Mohammed Nazir forced him to lie face down while they stole £70 from the till. They then shot the innocent teenager in the back.
    Deborah Ann Carson, Nicholas John Scott, and Martin Stuart Longhorne (all children) Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Feb 1972. Stabbed to death during rampage by Ahmad Alami, son of the Mufti of Jerusalem.
    Richard Matthews, aged 4, Bordesley Green, Birmingham, May 1967. Disappeared while running an errand. Police discovered a neighbour, Mohammed Sulleman, burying the child’s body in his backyard. The boy’s throat was cut from ear to ear, the head almost severed. Richard was a very blond child, it was a Friday, the Moslem holy day, and the first crescent of a new lunar month had been visible during the night.

    1. Simon in London24 May 2017 at 18:15

      Ugh. Makes me scared to let my blond son out of the house alone. But we can't just give up the streets.

  3. There was another attack last night in Manchester at an Ariane Grande concert. At least twenty-two dead. I guess we'll need another memorial. Have they put one up for those people killed at or around Westminister Bridge. Will white people ever wake up and exact revenge on the communities that produce these murderous fanatics? Probably not--Enoch Powell was a brilliant prophet--"I see the River Tibur foaming with much blood."

  4. '...Most of all we need heroes who can exact vengeance and impose justice on the political and business elites that allowed this situation to develop in the first place.

    Keep it down to a dull roar please, there's a good lad. You'll be calling for Freedom for Tooting soon.
    Yes, there a quite a few donkeys leading us. The same goes for every country in the world. POTUS hasn't covered himself in glory has he? Italy, Greece, France, Spain all have had absolute head bangers for leaders within living memory.
    Show me a leader in the last 100 years who is or was universally regarded as excellent.