Before long we will all personally know someone who has suffered at the hand of Islam. For me, it was the firefighter who would come into the gym ever morning with his infant daughter and work out on the machine next to me before heading out to the firehouse. Muslim terrorists murdered him on 9/11.
Undersecretary of state for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Tobias Ellwood MP has already experienced such pain when he lost his brother on the Bali bombings by Muslim terrorists. How desperate must Ellwood must have felt as he tried in vain to save the fallen Westminster police officer.
Islam has no pity, compassion or mercy for the kaffir.
‘I tried to save him… he’d lost too much blood’: MP whose brother died in Bali attack tells of his battle to save stricken Parliament policeman
- Tory MP Tobias Ellwood battled to save life of Keith Palmer after he was stabbed
- Mr Ellwood, 50, gave mouth to mouth and applied pressure on officer’s wounds
- But MP said officer, 48, ‘had lost too much blood’ despite his efforts to save him
- Former Army officer has been praised for his actions on social media tonight
- He lost brother Jonathan in the 2002 Bali bombing by Islamic militant group
Tory MP Tobias Ellwood battled to save the life of a policeman stabbed outside Parliament today but said the officer had ‘lost too much blood’ after the attack.
The Bournemouth East MP, 50, gave mouth-to-mouth to PC Keith Palmer, 48, and put pressure on his wounds to stop the blood flow after he was stabbed by an assailant just inside the gates of the Parliamentary estate.
Mr Ellwood, a former army officer, was then pictured with blood on his face after the emergency services arrived and took over medical assistance.
The attacker is described as an ‘Asian’ man aged in his 40s. He is said to have ‘plunged a seven inch knife’ into the officer.
Mr Ellwood’s brother Jonathan was killed aged 39 in the 2002 Bali bombings by a Islamic militant group Jemaah Islamiyah.
Speaking just hours after the attack which has so far left four dead, including the attacker, Mr Ellwood, formerly a Captain in the Royal Green Jackets, said the attack was a ‘huge tragedy’.
He said: ‘I am a witness, I was the last one on the scene before he died so I am not allowed to say anything.
‘It is now murder, I was on the scene and as soon as I realised what was going on I headed towards it. It is a huge tragedy, it really is.
‘I tried to stem the flow of blood and give mouth to mouth while waiting for the medics to arrive but I think he had lost too much blood.
‘He had multiple wounds, under the arm and in the back.
‘As I understand it the attacker has also died. I’m not allowed to say anything, I’ll get into trouble. It’s very sad.’
A former soldier, Mr Ellwood – who was born in New York City – remained with the victim for some time before an air ambulance arrived.
He then returned to the Foreign Office, where he works as an Undersecretary of state for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Tory colleague Maria Miller said he ‘has given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to one victim’.
Many took to social media to praise Mr Ellwood and described themselves as ‘in awe’ of his actions.
One Twitter user said: If reports are true, Tobias Ellwood is a true British hero and deserves the utmost recognition for his actions.’
Another said: ‘You [Tobias Ellwood] did something amazing today. I’m sure the policeman’s family will forever be grateful for your efforts to try & save him.’
One user added: ‘The heroism & decency of Tobias Ellwood MP in assisting the stabbed police officer is an example of real public service.’
Eyewitness Hugh Dickinson, a 21-year-old student from High Wycombe, posted a picture of the minister on Twitter, showing the minister bleeding, but saying ‘he looked to be fine’.
Mr Dickinson said: ‘He had blood on his forehead as you can see but he wasn’t bleeding profusely.
‘It looked like either a smear or graze and you can see some on his cuff too if you zoom in. He looked to be fine – no obvious limp or anything.’
The Bournemouth East MP is Foreign Office Minister, with the Middle East, Africa and counter terrorism listed among the areas within his brief.
Many people have praised Mr Ellwood on Twitter today for his efforts to save the officer
Some said they would ‘vote for him’ if he were to become leader of the Conservatives
Eyewitnesses described scenes of terror when gunfire rang out as the attacker approached a second officer within yards of the Houses of Parliament.
Two large knives could be seen at the scene.
Commander BJ Harrington of the Metropolitan Police said there were ‘a number of casualties’ in the attack ‘including police officers’.
He urged Londoners to be vigilant, said more officers would be on patrol and that anti-terrorism measures were being reviewed.
The knifeman drove a grey Hyundai i40 across Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians before crashing it into railings then running through the gates of the Palace of Westminster.
His attack left a trail of destruction as paramedics tended to victims on the bridge and at the gate.