There was a knife attack at the Manchester Victoria station Metrolink stop yesterday evening. Three people, including a Police officer, suffered stab wounds, which were described as “serious, but not life-threatening”. A man has been held on suspicion of attempted murder. The cop has now been released from hospital.
Manchester Victoria station Metrolink stop
As the BBC has reported, “Officers said counter terrorism police were leading the inquiry, but they were keeping an open mind on the motive … BBC 5 live producer Sam Clack, who had been at the station at the time, said he saw a man stabbed on a tram platform at the station, which is next to Manchester Arena, ‘feet from me’ … Mr Clack also said he heard the knifeman shouting ‘Allah’ during the attack, along with a slogan criticising Western governments”. The use of “Allah” has set The Usual Suspects off.
The Mail Online has brought its readers “Hero police officer was stabbed while tackling 'Allah Akbar-screaming knifeman' during Manchester station rampage: Praise for cop's 'incredible bravery' to end New Year attack that left two more hurt”, while the Murdoch Sun offered “Manchester Victoria stabbing - Knifeman screams ‘Allahu Akbar’ after cop and two commuters stabbed in New Year’s Eve station attack”. Commuters? At 2050 hours?
That was enough to trigger social media paranoia. “Knifeman shouts 'Allah' as three stabbed in frenzied attack in Manchester with Sajid Javid allowing more and more into the country undocumented unchecked this government has got to take action … Another attack in Manchester by a Muslim screaming ‘Allah’, will they admit it's a terrorist attack this time or tell the same old lies?” And there was more. Rather a lot more.
“I can't believe the main stream media are ignoring the attack now in Manchester because it was a Muslim. This stinks of Cologne a couple of years ago”. How did you find out about it then, Dumbo? But he has a point: two year old Cologne is well rank. Anyhow, do go on. “Manchester Victoria station stabbing leaves 3 injured … Fools call it what it is. Muslim terror attack”. TRRRISM! TRRRISTS! TRRRNY! FRRRNERS!
“As all the so called refugees that are attempting to get here are from the religion of peace ie Muslim, tonight another islamic attack in Manchester or is this going to go down as another person with mental health issues... time the UK government closed its borders … Sad to hear the terrible news that there has been a MUSLIM TERRORIST ATTACK in Manchester, England tonight...AGAIN! Will we ever Learn that muslim Immigration is RUINING our Western World. I hope in 2019 more people will wake up, this "Religion of Peace" is OUT OF CONTROL! #MAGA”. And you know it was an immigrant how?
There was more speculation: “At least 3 people, including a police officer, have been stabbed by a Muslim terrorist with a 'long knife' in a terror attack at Victoria Station in Manchester … Manchester - another Muslim knife attack … First Muslim terrorist attack of 2019 took place in Manchester Victoria Station [it happened in 2018, thick twat] … So here we go … I was enjoying a lovely night with my gorgeous wife at my club … But at Victoria station scene of Manchester Bomb terrorist attack … A Muslim shouting Alleh akbar stabs 3 people … Is this our COUNTRY anymore”. And so on, and so forth.
We don’t even know who the attacker is. But just look at the outpouring of paranoia. New Year, same old bigotry, prejudice - and ignorance. Not a good start to 2019.
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