But is he insane or just behaving as we have witnessed so many Muslim jihadists, from the Middle East to Oklahoma, behaving today? Nicholas Salvador, a convert to Islam, who was charged with the beheading murder of a great grandmother, Palmira Silva, in North London a year ago, was found ‘not guilty’ by reason of insanity.
UK Daily Mail: Chilling footage shows weapon-wielding Muslim convert killer Nicholas Salvador strolling through a north London suburb during a violent 45-minute rampage in which he beheaded a great-grandmother. He was captured on police helicopter camera storming through back gardens in Edmonton, north London, after attacking 82-year-old Italian café owner Palmira Silva with a machete.
The footage had been shown to the jury, just meters away from where Mrs. Silva’s family sat in the public gallery. But the final moments of Mrs. Silva’s life had been edited out because it was deemed too distressing.
‘It is a mercy that she can have had no time to begin to comprehend what was going on. This gentle, intelligent 82-year-old lady should have been able to live her life in peace and with security, proud in the achievements of others, but that was not to be.’
The footage showed Mrs. Silva, who was wearing an apron, approaching Salvador over her garden wall. After a brief exchange, the defendant was then seen climbing into her flowerbed, where he stabbed her repeatedly and beheaded her.
Before the ferocious attack on the elderly woman, bare-chested Salvador – whose nickname is Fat Nick – had beheaded two cats, just three doors away from where the elderly woman lived. The Muslim killer – who was also armed with a wooden stick – then ran amok, tearing down fences and kicking down neighbours’ doors as the police helicopter hovered overhead.
At one point, the 25-year-old strode towards a driver, who was sitting in his car, and threatened him with the weapon, forcing him to flee from the scene. Seconds after killing Mrs. Silva, the heavily built 6ft killer also came within just a few feet of two children who were playing in their back garden and had to be desperately urged away by police.
His rampage was so ferocious that armed police began smashing windows to rescue residents, warning them to run for their lives amid fears of a further attack.
The terrifying footage was released today after Salvador, from Enfield, also in north London, was found not guilty of murder on the grounds of insanity. When police finally cornered him, they were forced to Taser him six times during a violent and chaotic struggle in which Salvador bit a chunk out of one officer’s leg.
The defendant, who had pleaded not guilty throughout proceedings, will now be locked up indefinitely at Broadmoor maximum security hospital, the home of some of Britain’s most dangerous killers.