An initial post about the van attack that ran over Muslims, killing one and injuring eight, can be read here.
Since that quick post just after the attack, events have sorted out in several directions:
1. Muslims have been complaining about British officials being slow to label the “major incident” a terror attack because the driver was a white man.
2. Muslims have been lauded as heroes for not killing the van’s driver.
Let’s see what new restrictions on freedom will come forth as a consequence of this incident. Following the last one, Teresa May blamed the Internet and threatened to regulate it even more heavily.
Here’s the story of the whining Musloids of London:
THERE were angry scenes at London’s Finsbury Park crash site as bystanders and commentators accused officials of being reluctant to declare the incident a terror attack because the driver was “white”.
Police said in a statement there were “a number of casualties” after a van ploughed into pedestrians believed to have just finished worshipping after breaking the Ramadan fast at the Finsbury Park mosque. At least one person has died and 10 are injured. One person has been arrested following incident that happened about 12.20am local time.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May first described the situation as a “terrible incident”. She later confirmed police were treating the incident as “a potential terrorist attack”.
“Police have confirmed this is being treated as a potential terrorist attack,” Ms May said.
“I will chair an emergency meeting later this morning.
“All my thoughts are with the victims, their families and the emergency services on the scene.”
Earlier, anger and frustration was mounting over accusations that officials were refusing to declare the incident as being terror related because the driver was “white” and had reportedly targeted Muslims.
One witness claimed the people who allegedly mowed down the victims were “white terrorists”.
Another witness said the driver screamed “I want to kill all Muslims” before ploughing into pedestrians.
The Muslim Council of Britain head Harun Khan said the van had “intentionally” run over people leaving night prayers for the holy month of Ramadan.
The council’s deputy head Miqdaad Versi said the incident took place “outside the Muslim Welfare House”, which is on Seven Sisters Road near the mosque.
BBC reporter Nick Robinson said “Muslims in Finsbury Park tell me this attack must be treated as what it is”.
“It’s terrorism … just like the attack on Westminster bridge,” a witness told the BBC.
Here are some commonsense Twitter reactions: