Fatal Stabbing of British Lawmaker David Amess Declared an Islamic Extremism Terrorist Incident

In Britain, lawmakers offered prayers Saturday in memory of their long-time colleague who was stabbed to death on Friday. They paid tribute at the church where David Amess was meeting with constituents at the time he was attacked. Authorities have declared the fatal stabbing a terrorist incident. Roxana Saberi has more from London. YouTube Tips ⓘ

Sir David Amess was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Southend West from 1997 when he was stabbed to death Friday, October 15, 2021. He previously served as Member of Parliament for Basildon from 1983 to 1997 and was a member of the Conservative Party.

His political views were socially conservative and included support for the return of capital punishment and support for Brexit. Amess was a Catholic and opposed abortion. He married in 1983, and the couple had five children, including the actress Katie Amess.

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