A knife-wielding man injured three people at a Tube station in east London on Saturday night with him reportedly shouting “this is for Syria”.
The attacker was arrested after being Tasered by police, after several attempts to apprehend him. But behind the camera – a Muslim east Londoner – shouts at the knifeman: “You ain’t no Muslim bruv! You ain’t no Muslim!”
Soon, his defiant phrase started the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv and it’s trending all over Twitter, with people showing their support for the victims, as well as sharing their stance on Islamophobia all in one go. Brilliant.
— Sarah Goddard MInstF (@smiley_sarah) December 6, 2015
So proud of this man and of my city. Londoners can and do stick together. We will not be beaten. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
— Flavia Bertolini (@fluffyberty) December 6, 2015
— Matthew Harper (@harper_matthew) December 5, 2015
Some were also quick to praise the actions of the police and how they restrained the attacker…
#YouAintNoMuslimBruv + Met Police arresting terrorist with tasers = London PrideAdvertisement
— Sarah Merrick (@SpeakSarahSpeak) December 6, 2015
American police could learn a thing or two from the British police on how to take down a suspect without killing him ? #youaintnomuslimbruv
— Azee (@djassn) December 6, 2015
This is why Britain is the place to live – beautifully intelligent people with beautifully trained police #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
— نورأ (@iambintmohamed) December 6, 2015
The stabbing at at Leytonstone Tube station is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, but police are yet to release any further details about the attack. But it’s great to see Londoners banding together…
— Ja’Crispy (@suh_alien) December 6, 2015
This act of defiance and unity is exactly what’s needed right now. Fair play London!