#YouAintNoMuslimBruv - Tweeters express solidarity with Muslims post knifing incident

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv - Tweeters express solidarity with Muslims post knifing incident

After an attacker stabbed 3 people at a London tube station, one man spoke for many when he said #YouAintNoMuslimBruv
07 Dec, 2015

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv – tweeters from London and beyond expressed their solidarity with Muslims with this hashtag after a knifing incident at Leytonstone Underground train station, where the attacker allegedly shouted 'This is for Syria' before stabbing and injuring three people.

The hashtag is derived from words shouted out by a passerby as the police Tasered and incapacitated the attacker.

“You ain’t no Muslim, bruv,” the man can be heard calling out to the attacker on YouTube videos of the arrest. “You’re no Muslim, bruv. You ain’t no Muslim.”

The hashtag found many takers, who praised it as a pithy summary of the people's sentiments:

The hashtag spurred the counter-narrative that Islam and terrorism have no connection:

Tweeters encouraged others to espouse the same attitude:

The hashtag is also being celebrated as being "beautifully British", a quintessentially "London" way to respond to violent terrorists.


Thiru Dec 07, 2015 03:42pm
Where are these trends when the poorer brown Third World people are killed by similar terrorists? Money talks and not even brown people value other brown lives.
M Akram Dec 07, 2015 03:54pm
This was a beautiful and most powerful comment by an ordinary "muslim" bystander who saw incident of another human being harmed. So what should our comments and our feelings be when daily we see encouragement by powerful governments the world over to partake in the destruction of Syria and violence against the lives of all the people of Syria. You think hundred of bombs being dropped on Syria can distinguish between a "good" and a "bad" Syrian. Is the price worth for Regime change. Not in my my name Gov. This monstrous crime against Syria and it people have to stop.
Sajj Dec 07, 2015 04:22pm
As a muslim from London this brings tears to my eyes. Very well said, to all these despicable people who are causing terror around the world 'you ain't no muslim bruv, you ain't now muslim'
Muhammed Ali Dec 07, 2015 05:22pm
Well said..
MEHMOOD H. BHANJI Dec 07, 2015 07:01pm
As Salam this tweet should be put on Billboards all over Pakistan
Ravi M Dec 07, 2015 10:24pm
those who are wondering what is Bruv, it is London slang for Bruvva which means brother...
Abdulle Dec 08, 2015 12:37am
America wants to kill Muslims in various including brutal psychological war.
Abdulle Dec 08, 2015 12:43am
Everything Muslims do has religious motive while everything power Christian and Jewish is not. How? Because Muslims cannot put force behind their words. Christian and Jewish can. This is a fact. It is not my view.
Muslim Medina Dec 08, 2015 05:01am
These words echo sentiments of most of the non Muslims I meet here in Toronto. It is the media here that hypes these incidents and poison minds of a few.