Cameron: Attack Not Representative of Islam; Al-Shabaab: Yes It Is

Al-Shabaab is taking issue with British Prime Minister David Cameron's statement that the horrific cleaver attack on a Brit by men wanting their actions to be filmed wasn't a representation of Islam.

The Metropolitan Police and the Ministry of Defence confirmed today that the victim was a serving soldier. In line with the wishes of his family his identity will not be released at this stage, the UK government said.

Michael Adebolajo, 28, the man wielding a bloody knife and cleaver in the now infamous video of the attack, reportedly was raised Christian but became "obsessed" with Islam as a teenager, the Daily Mail reports.

"Britain works with our international partners to make the world safe from terrorism, terrorism that has taken more Muslim lives than any other religion," Cameron said yesterday. It is an utter perversion of the truth to pretend anything different. That is why there is absolutely no justification for these acts and the fault for them lies solely and purely with the sickening individuals who carried out this appalling attack."

Cameron called the "shocking" attack "not just an attack on Britain" but "also a betrayal of Islam – and of the Muslim communities who are give so much to our country."

"There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act," he said.

Al-Qaeada-linked Somali terror group Al-Shabaab disagreed with that in a series of tweets from its official media arm this morning.