Monday, December 14, 2015
More on the man who shouted 'You ain't no Muslim, bruv'
The man concerned has been treated as a profound theological authority on Islam by all sorts of people from the British Prime Minister down. So who is he and what does he actually know? His identity has been kept under wraps so it has been difficult to answer that. Some information has now been released, however, so we do know a little about the man. Excerpt below:
The man who shouted "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" at a suspected terrorist during a stabbing at Leytonstone Tube station has told how he now fears retribution. The bystander was heard in video footage of the incident in east London last weekend saying the phrase that later went viral as an attacker wielding a knife stabbed a man.
But the 39-year-old security guard from north London - named only as John as he asked for his surname to be withheld - said he has the support of his family
John is not Muslim himself, but said he is angry that terrorist groups such as Isil claim to represent Islam. "Isis should be wiped out, because they're not Muslims, because Muslims don't do that," he said. "It's as simple as that.
He told how he felt he had to voice his feelings when he saw what was happening in the station. "I saw the guy," he said. "I was like, well you ain't a Muslim... That's my views, and I had to let him know that, because he looked to be a terrorist. I don't believe in all that."
Muhyadin Mire, 29, is expected to stand trial next year charged with the attempted murder of a 56-year-old man who was attacked from behind in front of several members of the public on the evening of Saturday, December 5.
Prosecutors have alleged the attack, during which witnesses said they heard a man shout "This is for Syria", was an act of terrorism.
Some extra information: The attacker was indeed a Muslim with a Muslim name. He is a Muslim who came to Britain from from Muslim Somalia as a 12 year old. He has a brother named Mohamed. His first name is an African form of the Arabic Mujahideen, which is the term for one engaged in Jihad. Clear enough?
And the bystander is no authority on anything. He is not even a Muslim himself. He is simply a security guard. Security guards do not have a great reputation for intellectual profundity and this guy does nothing to disturb that impression. He is simply a guy who has drunk deep of the official Kool-Aid. Despite massive and repeated evidence to the contrary he really believes that "Muslims don't do that". He is as deluded as his Prime Minister.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).