‘You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv!’: Twitter Takes a Stand Against London Subway Attacker
On Saturday an attacker wielded a knife in a London subway station and created several minutes worth of panic before being subdued by authorities. The Guardian reports thats the attacker injured two people in the event, shouting “This is for Syria” before being tasered to the floor.
In the video, an onlooker can be heard saying the phrase, “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv!” (a UK version of ‘bro’). Video of part of the incident was uploaded to Facebook from an onlooker in the Leytonstone station:
Madness at leytonstone station just now. 2 ppl stabbed.
Posted by Kibzzy Free-gaza Rahman on Saturday, December 5, 2015
The phrase “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” has quickly become a rallying cry of people in the UK on social media as a means of defiance against the increasing threat of radical Islam. Bestselling British journalist and author Tony Parsons said in response, “Proud of my city today. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv”. Several people hopped into the conversation as well to show their support for the movement:
Powerful image of a Muslim policeman cuffing a IS influenced attacker. Fantastic work from the British police #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
— Sian Jasper (@SianJasper) December 6, 2015
#YouAintNoMuslimBruv I know I’ve already tweeted about this, but I really like this – London will stand united against hate
— Harry Hamilton (@harryhamilton00) December 6, 2015
#YouAintNoMuslimBruv Top work by local coppers. Respect. One Leytonstone
— Mike George Watson (@mikewatson) December 7, 2015
Michael Deacon, a journalist with The Daily Telegraph, took to Twitter to report that the social media cry for support was even echoed by Prime Minister David Cameron:
David Cameron has just said: “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv”
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) December 7, 2015
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