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Entry from December 07, 2015
“You ain’t no Muslim, bruv”

Three people were stabbed inside the Leytonstone tube station (UK) in the evening of December 5, 2015. The attacker shouted “This is for Syria,” referring to the Royal Air Force’s bombing of ISIL targets in Syria. Police restrained the attacker, and an unidentified onlooker to the violence said on the video, “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv!”

“You ain’t no Muslim, bruv!” went viral on Twitter as an expression meaning that true Muslims don’t commit such senseless violence.


Wikipedia: Leytonstone tube station
Leytonstone is a London Underground station on the Central line, on the boundary of Zones 3 and 4. Towards London the next station is Leyton, while going east from Leytonstone, the line divides into two branches. On the direct route to Woodford and Epping the next stop is Snaresbrook, and on the Hainault loop it is Wanstead.
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Notable events
Three people were stabbed inside the station’s ticket hall during the evening of 5 December 2015, with one person suffering serious knife injuries. The Metropolitan Police arrested the attacker inside the station after using Tasers against him. They subsequently announced that the stabbings were being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’ and a counter-terrorism operation had been launched. Video footage later emerged of the attacker repeatedly shouting “this is for Syria”, in reference to the Royal Air Force’s bombing of ISIL targets in Syria, which began on 3 December following parliamentary approval.

Twitter
UKlPvoter
‏@UKlPVoter UKlPvoter Retweeted Yusuf
Muslim confirmed, by the man shouting at him “You’re no muslim bruv” UKlPvoter added,
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Yusuf @YusufP94
Shocking scenes at Leytonstone Station
3:15 PM - 5 Dec 2015

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Browski
‏@Browski_uk Browski Retweeted Old Holborn
“You ain’t no Muslim, Bruv” Browski added,
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3:20 PM - 5 Dec 2015

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CheeseTomatoToastie
‏@Wimpylad
“You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” is a wonderfully British cry of defiance.#Leytonstone
5:57 PM - 5 Dec 2015

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demie allport
‏@DemieAllportx
‘You ain’t no Muslim bruv’ that needs to be the quote of the year #Leytonstone
5:57 PM - 5 Dec 2015

The Guardian (UK)
London tube attacker shouted ‘This is for Syria’ during stabbing
Police investigating terrorist incident after man injures three during assault at Leytonstone underground station

Robert Booth , Vikram Dodd and Lin Jenkins
Sunday 6 December 2015 09.36 EST
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Laurynas Godvisa, who claims to have witnessed the attack, said on Twitter: “So as I was going to Leytonstone station was dressed to go to Christmas dinner with people from work. As I walked down I just saw a lot of people running but I ignored it and kept walking to get my train, but suddenly what I saw I couldn’t believe my eyes and what I saw was I guy with a knife and a guy on the floor.

“I was so scared I ran for my life. After good 10-15 police came and got the guy and arrested him. And as he was coming out this is what he said: ‘This is what happens when you f*** with mother Syria all of your blood will be spilled.’”

Mediaite
‘You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv!’: Twitter Takes a Stand Against London Subway Attacker
by J.D. Durkin | 7:58 am, December 7th, 2015 202
On Saturday an attacker wielded a knife in a London subway station and created several minutes worth of panic before being subdued by authorities. The Guardian reports thats the attacker injured two people in the event, shouting “This is for Syria” before being tasered to the floor.

In the video, an onlooker can be heard saying the phrase, “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv!” (a UK version of ‘bro’). Video of part of the incident was uploaded to Facebook from an onlooker in the Leytonstone station:

The phrase “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” has quickly become a rallying cry of people in the UK on social media as a means of defiance against the increasing threat of radical Islam. Bestselling British journalist and author Tony Parsons said in response, “Proud of my city today. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv”. Several people hopped into the conversation as well to show their support for the movement:

Noisey (UK)
December 8, 2015
HERE’S DAVID CAMERON SAYING “YOU AIN’T NO MUSLIM BRUV” OVER A MASH-UP OF CLASSIC GRIME TRACKS
INTERNET EXPLORING
By Noisey Staff
A few days ago, the phrase “You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv” basically became “Keep Calm and Carry On” for people who aren’t insufferable. It was birthed in the aftermath of a knife attack at Leytonstone tube station on Saturday after a bystander shouted it repeatedly while filming the attacker being pinned to the floor by police. It’s a pretty good riposte to attempts to spread violence and terror in the UK, but unfortunately it became so popular that Prime Minister David Cameron said it out loud in public, confirming once more that nobody who speaks in received pronunciation should ever, ever say “bruv”.

Anyway, Ian McQuaid, music writer and professional remixer of David Cameron Saying Things has only gone and laid it over a mash-up of more classic grime tracks than there are layers of irony, including but not limited to: Dizzee Rascal’s “Fix Up, Look Sharp,” Youngstar’s “Pulse X,” and XTC’s “Functions” (as recently spat over by Stormzy on “Shut Up").

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Monday, December 07, 2015 • Permalink