If it had been a beheading, done clean and neat, one could assume it was a well planned terrorist event.
But it was botched, incompetent and brutal. Barbarous. A home-made botch up job.
I find it strange that the police took so long to arrive on the scene, and didn't shoot to kill, only to wound. Isn't that surprising? Did they not kill on purpose? The attackers hung around waiting for the police. Did they expect to sacrifice their lives in a hail of bullets? By not not shooting them dead, the police have not made martyrs of them, but made them accountable. Even so, these men have become notorious their message indelible, but they are not martyrs.
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We must fight them. I apologise that women had to witness this today, but in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you.” see here
I find it most frightening that ordinary men, made unbalanced by hatred, planned this "home made"? protest in a democratic country which they don't call "our land", and that modern technology will spread their message around the world as clearly as any sophisticated terrorist plot.
Here is an audio eyewitness account that is very moving.