Monday, June 19, 2017

Finsbury Park Coverage - Part 2


It's Not Terrorism If You're White
A man has died and eight others have been injured after a van ploughed into a group of people near a north London mosque in an attack police are treating as terrorism.

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Two people hit by the van were said to be “very seriously injured”.


Witnesses said the driver then got out of the van and shouted “I want to kill Muslims” before onlookers pinned him to the ground.

Attempted murder. Not terrorism. And you can bet your life if it had been a Muslim in a van plowing into a church, that would have been the charge.
One witness, who gave his name only as Abdulrahman, said: “I managed to get [the suspect] to the ground, and me and some other guys managed to hold him until the police arrived, for about 20 minutes I think, until the police arrived.
Twenty minutes?!
[In response to the attack, PM Theresa May said]: “Today we come together, as we have done before, to condemn this act and to state once again that hatred and evil of this kind will never succeed.”
Seems to be the most successful thing on the planet aside from cockroaches.
It is the fourth terrorist attack to hit the UK in the past three months.
Thank you, Guardian, for calling it what it is.
[Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism said,] “No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the counter-terrorism command is investigating."
Then we'll be waiting for the charges to be upgraded.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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