By Lucas Tamborelli

“An American woman in her 60s was knifed to death and five others injured during a bloodbath attack carried out by a Norwegian-Somali man in central London last night,” Michelle Higgins, Jonny Byrne and Danny Collins report for The Sun. “Witnesses described victims ‘screaming and covered in blood’ following the rampage in which the woman was brutally knifed by a man around 10.30pm.”

“Other terrified onlookers described the crazed knifeman chasing pedestrians and ‘lunging for anyone he could see’ as police confirmed mental health was a likely factor,” Higgins, Byrne and Collins report. “A 19-year-old man was arrested at the scene after being tasered by police in Russell Square.”

“Those injured were British, Australian, Israeli and another American,” Higgins, Byrne and Collins report. “Fernando, 40, a paralegal from Brazil, said: “I was cycling by and people screamed at me to stop… ‘She had been stabbed in the back. She was bleeding. There was an English man who was white, I’d say around 45. He had been stabbed in the side. Then there was another lady. I didn’t know her nationality but I think she was white. She was in her twenties. She had been stabbed in her arm.'”

A forensic officer examines what is believed to be the knife used in the attack last night (photo: The Sun)

A forensic officer examines what is believed to be the knife used in the attack last night (photo: The Sun)

 
So, in the wake of this horrific London stabbing rampage, will Apple do what they obviously believe to be the Right Thing To Do™ and replace their evil knife emoji in iOS with an innocuous plastic spork?

iOS knife, bomb, and sword emoji

iOS knife, bomb, and sword emoji

I’m just asking for the sake of consistency, Apple. I mean, if you’re going to replace a gun cartoon with a squirt gun cartoon, surely you should replace your knife cartoon with a plastic spork cartoon, right, geniuses?

Oh, and after you save the world from cartoon knives, you might want to work on those cartoon bombs, swords, and other assorted “dangerous” cartoons you’ve still got there, m’kay?

Current handgun emoji (left) and Apple's replacement, a green squirt gun (right)

Current handgun emoji (left) and Apple’s replacement, a green squirt gun (right)

By the way, most CEOs of major companies have private security details for protection. In fact, Apple spent $699,133 on personal security for chief executive Tim Cook in 2014 alone. I wonder if Tim Cook’s personal security team are armed with green plastic squirt guns?

Enjoy sliding down your slippery slope, Apple execs! Hopefully, the end result will be to knock some common sense into your heads.

The views and opinions expressed in this article by Lucas Tamborelli are those of Lucas Tamborelli’s and do not necessarily reflect those of MacDailyNews.