British man who tried to help backpacker stabbed in Australia dies

British man who tried to help backpacker stabbed in Australia dies, by Chiara Palazzo.

Tom Jackson, 30,  from Congleton, Cheshire, was critically injured when he tried to help Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, as she was stabbed to death last Tuesday, allegedly by 29-year-old Frenchman Smail Ayad.


Miss Ayliffe-Chung, from Wirksworth, Derbyshire, died at Shelley’s Backpackers hostel in Home Hill on Tuesday.


Charges against Frenchman Smail Ayad will be upgraded, police said.

Police are investigating reports that the Frenchman had an unrequited romantic interest or an “obsession” with Miss Ayliffe-Chung.

The “Frenchman” also happens to be Muslim and was yelling “Allah Akbar” as he murdered Mia Ayliffe-Chung, Tom Jackson, and a dog.

A political ideology of Muslim superiority enabled him to take out his frustration on non-Muslims in the currently approved manner … with a knife attack. Too great a coincidence to overlook. No direct links to ISIS, but that’s not the point  — as long as authorities continue to treat these jihad attacks as separate criminal acts with no necessary relationship to one another, instead of as incidents in a long cultural war, we will continue to lose.

(Previously here and here.)

hat-tip Stephen Neil