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Why people are calling on ‘clean-shaven white men’ to condemn London mosque attack – A N I T H
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Why people are calling on ‘clean-shaven white men’ to condemn London mosque attack

Why people are calling on ‘clean-shaven white men’ to condemn London mosque attack


An incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a “terrorist attack,” Met Police confirmed

The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident — the headline on the first BBC story was “Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park” — as they were waiting for more details to trickle in. 

However, one media organisation overreached with a really weird tweet: “Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured.” 

It was just a matter of time until people on Twitter weighed in, underlining the perceived double standard The Daily Mail and other tabloids have when reporting about Islamist attacks: 

People called on the “clean-shaven white male community” to condemn the attack, just like it routinely happens with Muslims:

Others tried to fix the headline for The Daily Mail:

Other people condemned the attack on behalf of the “clean-shaven white male” community’:

While there were some people who asked important questions about his fade:



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