Following the unfortunate incident that took place on Saturday evening at Leytonstone Station, whereby a 29 year old knifeman by the name of Muhaydin Mire attacked a 56 year old man, the internet went crazy on Sunday morning following a video that went viral as a bystander was heard shouting “YOU AINT NO MUSLIM BRUV!”
— Fahmida Kamal Rob (@FahmidaKamalRob) December 6, 2015
As always, British Muslims took to Twitter condemning the attacker and highlighting that these actions hold no correlation to Islamic teachings and principles.
Here are some of the top tweets:
— 𝕄𝕣 𝕊𝕙𝕒𝕙𝕚𝕕 𝕄𝕠𝕙𝕒𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕕 𝕊𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕣 🐝 (@Shahid_MoSardar) December 7, 2015
And neither is he … pic.twitter.com/PntHX2IbTa
— Raja OmarFarooq Khan (@RajaOmarFarooq) December 6, 2015
To the eyewitness who shouted #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, he spoke for millions of British voices and got the point across directly in 1 moment.
— Mo Farooq 🇬🇧🇦🇶🇪🇺 (@MoFarooq9) December 6, 2015
#YouAintNoMuslimBruv proud to be British today with all the positive responses to hate.
— 𝐒𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐙𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐛𝐛𝐚𝐬 (@sayedzan) December 6, 2015
The Lad who shouted #youaintnomuslimbruv deserves "Nobel Peace Prize" 👏
— 𓅓 (@AzeeAlii) December 6, 2015
— Suhail (@suh_alien) December 6, 2015
— sumaiyyah (@qalbcalligraphy) December 6, 2015
Whilst purely politically motivated attacks have taken place in the past, it appears in this case the perpetrator did have mental health issues which were not dealt with effectively by local authorities, as mentioned by the family.