Londoner’s defiant response to Tube ‘terrorist’ – ‘You ain’t no Muslim bruv’

December 7, 2015 12:51 pm

 

Police fire a Taser at the suspected terrorist in Leytonstone station in East . Photo / Facebook

A Londoner’s defiant yell to a suspected terrorist attack at Tube
station is sweeping across social media as a “perfect” response to the
atrocity.
During footage of the stand-off between police and a
knife-weilding man who slashed two people at the Tube station, the
Londoner can be heard repeatedly yelling: “You ain’t no Muslim bruv!”
The
man’s words have been widely quoted on social media, with many saying
the attacker’s actions represented only the work of a killer rather than
someone showing their support for Syria.

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv was quickly picked up by Twitter users
who turned it into a trending hashtag to show their contempt for the
suspect and extremism.
Counter- police in Britain are
investigating the attack at Leytonstone Underground in East London in
which a man brandishing a knife injured two people and reportedly said
“This is for Syria.”

Police arrested the 29-year-old man and said they are treating the “violent unprovoked knife attack” as a “terrorist incident.”
Richard
Walton, chief of Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command, said the
decision was made because of information received from witnesses and
subsequent police investigations. The force said it was searching a
residential address in east London, but declined to say whether they
were looking for other suspects.
British media widely reported
that the suspect linked his actions to Syria after the attack. The claim
could not be independently verified, but the incident comes just days
after Parliament approved British airstrikes on Islamic State group
targets in Syria.
Like many other European countries, authorities
in Britain are already on edge after Islamic extremist attacks in Paris
last month left 130 people dead. The last extremist attack in Britain
was in May 2013, when two British-born, al-Qaeda-inspired extremists
stabbed an off-duty soldier to death on a busy London street.

Police restrain the attacker after he slashed two people and threatened more. Photo / Supplied
Police restrain the attacker after he slashed two people and threatened more. Photo / Supplied
In Saturday’s attack, one man suffered serious knife
injuries and was in the hospital in stable condition. Another man
received minor injuries, while a woman was threatened but not hurt.
Video
shot by witnesses at the scene showed a pool of blood on the station’s
floor as the suspect was seen lunging at several police officers who
tried to subdue him. He was then pinned down after a stun gun was used.
Salim Patel, who runs a shop at the station, told reporters the suspect punched and kicked a man before stabbing him.

Police officers and crime scene investigators at the Tube station. The UK is currently on high alert for terrorist attacks. Photo / Getty Images
Police officers and crime scene
investigators at the Tube station. The is currently on high alert for
terrorist attacks. Photo / Getty Images
“I saw the guy attacking the victim, punching him so hard.
The victim was screaming ‘please somebody help me. Help’,” he said.
“Then the attacker started kicking him on the floor … the attacker
took a knife out and started stabbing him as he lay on the floor.”
The suspect remained in custody at a police station Sunday.
Britain’s national terrorism threat level remains at “severe”, meaning that authorities believe an attack is highly likely.

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