MAINSTREAM NEWS SOURCES REPORT WOOLWICH MURDER AS A ‘TERRORIST ATTACK’ AND ISLAMOPHOBIA, RACISM AND FAR-RIGHT POLITICAL GROUPS’ ONLINE SUPPORT SKYROCKET.
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In case you don’t know what happened in Woolwich, London yesterday: a member of the British armed forces was killed by two men and is believed to be the target of the attack for wearing a ‘Help For Heroes’ tshirt.
A video (TRIGGER WARNING FOR VIOLENCE) of one of the attackers with blood covered hands shows him saying the following:
"We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reason we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We must fight them. I apologise that women had to witness this today. But in our land our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you. Do you think David Cameron is going to get caught in the street when we start bussin’ our guns? You think politicians are going to die? No it’s going to be the average guy, like you, and your children. So get rid of them. Tell them to bring our troops back so you can all live in peace."
This is being reported by mainstream news sources as ‘jihadist’ and ‘islamist’ rhetoric.
Multiple British Muslim groups publicly condemning the attack
The English Defence League are using the attack as an excuse to incite hatred against Muslims and it seems to be working. Their facebook page has shot from 20,000 likes to 85,000 over 24 hours and an impromptu riot in Woolwich last night resulted in an attack against two mosques.
The British National Party are also using the attack as a rallying tool for new members.
ANYONE BEING MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD IS A TRAGEDY. BUT AS WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOT HELD ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL WHITE PEOPLE, THERE IS NO REASON TO THINK THAT THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE OF ISLAM.
MUSLIMS AND ALL PEOPLE OF COLOUR IN THE UK TODAY, PLEASE LOOK AFTER YOURSELVES - MY ABSOLUTE SOLIDARITY WITH YOU AGAINST THESE DISGUSTING NATIONALIST HATE GROUPS.
LETS ALSO GIVE A MINUTE OF OUR TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE LIVES OF POC BEING TAKEN BY BRITISH AND AMERICAN HANDS RIGHT NOW OVERSEAS AND AT HOME FROM INSTITUTIONALISED RACISM, THE ‘WAR ON TERROR’, THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’, DRONE STRIKES, CLOTHING FACTORIES COLLAPSES AND MORE.