England has been the target of multiple terror attacks in recent weeks, some with vehicles. This van attack was different than the others in this way…
The targets weren’t Westerners, they were Muslims.
And the driver was a white man.
A van plowed through a crowd leaving a Mosque after evening prayers during Ramadan.
At least 10 were injured and 1 was killed.
The police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
The smirking Finsbury Park terror suspect was hauled to the ground and pinned down by the congregation until the police arrived as he screamed ‘kill me’ hoping witnesses to his Islamophobic attack would seek retribution, it was revealed today.
The 48-year-old driver who was not known to police and MI5 ploughed his white van into a crowd of Ramadan worshippers helping an elderly man who collapsed in the heat, killing one and injuring at least ten more at 12.20am this morning.
The unnamed white man in a blue T-shirt – who suffered a black eye and cuts to his face and hands – was filmed repeatedly shouting ‘kill me’ to the men who grabbed him.
After his arrest the terror suspect continued to goad the crowds that witnessed the attack by smiling, waving and even blowing kisses at them, with police today praising the ‘restraint’ shown in aftermath of the van attack.
Watch the chaos and as the driver is arrested:
The driver was detained by people on the street and was held until Police arrived on scene.
Scotland Yard has said they are treating the white van attack as a terrorist incident and assistant commissioner Neil Basu today praised the ‘restraint’ of those who detained the suspect at the scene and handed him over to police.
They have arrested the 48-year-old on suspicion of attempted murder as they ascertain if the elderly man who died at the scene had already passed away before the white van ran him over.
Outside Downing Street the Prime Minister Theresa May described the Finsbury Park as ‘another terrorist attack on the streets of London – every bit as sickening as those that have come before.’
Source: Daily Mail
Obviously, this is a horrific incident and crashing a vehicle into people is always wrong.
There is no justification for this act, just as there is no justification for the Scalise shooting.
It is completely indefensible.
It’s interesting, though, that the Media (D) is handling this attack differently than others.
There is no call to carry on as before.
Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor, hasn’t yet come out to say that terror attacks are just part of living in a major city.
There aren’t shouts of ‘Not all white people’.
The police and officials aren’t making the rounds at churches and Christian organizations warning of retaliatory attacks.
None of that.
Instead, it’s ‘Islamophobia is real’.
This ‘Islamophobia’, I think, is the result of multiculturalism gone wrong and refusing to look for actual ‘root causes’ of terrorism. Leftists almost always point to the same things — marginalization, poverty, race — always social issues, but never the ideology itself. Because that would be ‘Islamophobic’.
ClashDaily has reported that the Manchester attacker was being surveilled, and had been reported, but despite that, he was still able to carry out his attack.
If you get one ‘nutter’ as the Brits would say, thinking that he needs to be a vigilante and take out possible terror threats, this is what you get.
It’s still indefensible, but maybe, just maybe the authorities need to take radical Islam seriously.