A man is gaining notoriety in the Twittersphere after being heard shouting in a video of police apprehending the stabbing suspect in a London underground station.
The assailant, who can be seen in the video lying facedown in the station and held down by police, launched a knife attack on three people in the station Saturday night, the Guardian reports. One man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries, while the other two were treated for minor wounds. Witnesses say the stabber shouted: "This is for Syria," while carrying out the attack.
The clip, shot by London rapper Big Tobz, shows the arrest but not Twitter's new hero. As police clear the area, you just hear a voice offscreen yelling: "You ain't no Muslim, bruv, you're an embarrassment." Here's the clip.
The man behind the voice has not been identified, but online, it's tranformed into a stance against conflating terrorism with religion and attackers with disciples. The comment spawned the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, which has been trending since last night. On it, people praised the unknown man and hailed the statement as a perfect response to the attack.
On the heels of both the San Bernardino shooting and a UK's flash vote to begin bombing targets in Syria, this comes at a time of heightened tensions and big questions about the global threat of Daesh (ISIS) and other extremists.
On this backdrop, American Muslims fear a fresh, Islamaphobic tide may be on the horizon, while the effects of the same anti-Islam sentiments are already apparent in the UK. The man's indignation about the attacker is a welcome reminder that terrorism and religion don't go hand in hand. Turns out, there's still plenty of people that remember that. Have a look at some of the responses below.
@YusufP94 There is anguish in the vdeo taker's voice as he says "you ain't no Muslim bruv" - so sad— Garry (@ExMiliMed1) December 5, 2015
I'm so proud to see us Londoners and the rest of the world coming together and agreeing that terrorism has no religion #YouAintNoMuslimBruv— Malak (@poseybiebers) December 6, 2015
Wow - Close to home, my local station making the news for the wrong reasons. But then the right reasons: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv— Venn Chesterton (@fb_venn) December 6, 2015
Another psychopath attempting to use Islam as an excuse to justify actually un-Islamic, inhumane and barbaric actions. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv— خُلت (@HerCrescentVeil) December 6, 2015
Uttering the words, #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, will convince Islamists to reflect on their poor choices. This hashtag will change the world.— Donovan Paisley (@DonovanPaisley) December 6, 2015
Some commenters read the situation differently, but luckily, everyone was pretty quick to clear it up.
@YusufP94 The Atmosphere around the arrest of this Muslim Terrorist very tense as London Police surrounded by Other Muslims threatening them— Bane Richards (@Bane1349) December 5, 2015
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