Sir David Amess was stabbed while meeting with constituents. Media reports there may be a connection to terrorism.
David Amess, member of the British Parliament, died after being stabbed during a meeting with constituents on Friday.
- Amess’ death has led to calls to reassess security for members of Parliament: Amess is the third MP to be attacked since 2010.
The attacker, a 25-year old British man, was apprehended and “revealed a potential motivation liked to Islamist extremism.”
- Amess’ peers remembered him for his community service and “working hard for his constituents.”
- BBC’s comprehensive coverage included analysis from their “Home and legal correspondent” providing insight into the next steps of the investigation, determining whether the attacker was a lone wolf or “part of a network.”
- CNN highlighted concerns among members of Parliament over personal security, including one member who believes they should temporarily suspend face-to-face meetings with constituents.
- The Daily Beast issued more stark and frank warnings over security, saying there is no protection at these constituent meetings “unless there is a specific threat” and “there is nothing to stop people with violent intent from attending.”
- Fox News reported on the morbid and offensive comments of a liberal columnist who mocked Amess’ death, noting she is “a frequent MSNBC guest.”
- The Daily Wire highlighted the potential connection to terrorism and extensively quoted Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tribute to Amess.
- Breitbart eschewed its traditional vitriolic politics, giving plenty of space for remembrances of Amess, who was “best known not for achieving high office but for his commitment” to his constituents.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021