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Started by Dumanios, June 19, 2017, 10:42:48 pm
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Van drives into crowd of Muslims in London
#1  June 19, 2017, 10:42:48 pm
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A van plowed into worshippers near a London mosque in the early hours of Monday, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously, in what Prime Minister Theresa May said was a sickening, terrorist attack on Muslims.

The vehicle swerved into a group of mainly North and West African people shortly after midnight as they left prayers at the Muslim Welfare House and the nearby Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, one of the biggest in Britain.

The driver, a 47-year-old white man, was grabbed at the scene by locals and pinned down until police arrived.

The man was not named by police but local media reported he was a father of four who lived in Wales. He was held on suspicion of attempted murder which was later extended to preparing or instigating terrorism, including murder and attempted murder.

After being seized, he said he had wanted to kill "many Muslim people", one witness told journalists.

A man, who had earlier suffered a heart attack, died at the scene but it was not clear if his death was connected to the van attack.

"This morning, our country woke to news of another terrorist attack on the streets of our capital city: the second this month and every bit as sickening as those which have come before," May told reporters outside her Downing Street office.

"This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship," said May who later visited the mosque.

The White House said U.S. President Donald Trump was receiving regular updates on the attack. "We've made it very clear to our British allies that we stand ready to provide any support and assistance that they may need," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters at a briefing.

The attack was the fourth since March in Britain and the third to involve a vehicle deliberately driven at pedestrians.

It came at a tumultuous time for the government with Britain starting complex divorce talks with the European Union and May negotiating with a small Northern Irish party to stay in power after losing her parliamentary majority in a snap election that backfired.

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#2  June 19, 2017, 10:45:51 pm
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UK can't catch a break, can they? This is what, the third time this year? It can't be just coincidence.
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#3  June 19, 2017, 11:10:44 pm
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Getting run over after peaceful worship is just part and parcel of living in big city.

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#4  June 26, 2017, 08:43:50 pm
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"Van drives into crowd"? ... shouldn't it be MAN instead of Van?

Twitter - Ruwayda Mustafah, 6/18 said:
This is how British media covers acts of terror targeting Muslims.
We should be on the lookout for a van that appears to drive itself.


When #Muslims are victims of hate crimes and terrorism, media outlets debate for hours before deciding to call it an act of terror.

When #Muslims are continuously vilified in the media to the point where hate speech is normalised, acts of violence should be expected.

When Muslims are victims: @DailyMail covers #FinsburyPark in context of being a 'revenge attack' which justifies targeting innocent people.


How can any media or individual call #FinsburyPark terror attack an act of revenge? This presumes Muslim worshippers were guilty.
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#5  June 26, 2017, 09:39:51 pm
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That's a lot of bullshit.

1) This how the BBC reported the Berlin Truck incident from last Christmas:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38373867

"Berlin Breitscheidplatz: Lorry kills 12 at Christmas market"

This is how Sky News reported it:

http://news.sky.com/video/lorry-crashes-into-berlin-christmas-market-10702836
"Lorry crashes into Berlin Christmas market"

Mainstream media isn't deflecting the guilt of the driver when they say "van drives into crowd" because it's an attack on Muslims. It's consistent with its portrayal of a similar attack perpetuated by a Muslim against non-Muslims. If anything mainstream media hates cars and trucks.

2) The Daily Mail and the Daily Express are shitty right wing tabloids, so congrats on picking the low hanging fruit *claps*.

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When Muslims are victims: @DailyMail covers #FinsburyPark in context of being a 'revenge attack' which justifies targeting innocent people.
He's accusing the Mail Online (again, shitty right wing tabloid) of condoning violence...right after condoning violence himself

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When #Muslims are continuously vilified in the media to the point where hate speech is normalised, acts of violence should be expected.

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Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 09:46:04 pm by Fubs
Re: Van drives into crowd of Muslims in London
New #6  June 26, 2017, 10:04:45 pm
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Also the van attack was quickly qualified as a terror attack as soon as everyone picked up that the guy shouted "I wanna kill all Muslims" when getting out of the van (so within the day). On this side of the ocean anyway. Quick search shows both the NY Times and CNN reporting it was being investigated as terrorism as early as June 19, on the very same day of the attack.

Also lol those screenshots show the stories posted on BBC etc. "3/6/13 minutes ago", when it was still the 18th on your side of the ocean. When we had no idea what it was yet. Likewise, the title change on that Mail Online shot was done within two hours, after we heard what the attacker shouted. What a load of fake targeted bullshit. In the next minutes of an attack, you better hope that people aren't too quick to call something a terror attack before they actually know what the fuck is going on. Like that other incident of a guy who tried to escape the police for parking badly and accidentally had his car jump ahead injuring 8 people at a station. That wasn't a terror attack.
Please double check your shitty conspiracy theory sources.
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Last Edit: June 26, 2017, 10:21:30 pm by Byakko