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Londoners Respond To Tube Station Stabbing With #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

The hashtag was inspired by an eyewitness to the attack at Leytonstone station who shouted at the suspect as police held him down.

It is being celebrated as an especially London response to a violent attack. Within a few hours of the stabbing incident at an east London underground station on Saturday night, the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv began trending on social media.

The hashtag was inspired by an eyewitness to the attack. Video from the scene showed police officers firing a Taser at a suspect then holding him down. In that terrifying moment of high drama, an unseen man with a London accent can be heard shouting the phrase at the suspect.

#youaintnomuslimbruv is the most #London response to terrorism you could imagine and pretty much sums up how we all feel about these maniacs

#Leytonstone Reports that someone yelled at perp: #YouAintNoMuslimBruv ! Yes..that sounds like a Londoner to me. #solidarity

Horrific event bt proud 2 hear the defiant "you aint no Muslim bruv" Muslims r nt monsters terrorists are #Leytonstone #youaintnomuslimbruv

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv word

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv shouted by Muslims at the #Leytonstone attacker. Good on you lads!

Can we make #YouAintNoMuslimBruv the new battle cry against terrorism? No guns, no bombs, no threats. Just those five words. #Leytonstone

Reports say the suspect shouted about Syria during the attack, and Scotland Yard said it was investigating it as a "terrorist incident". But people called on the media to focus on the response of bystanders and not the words of the arrested man.

@LBC It's not the words of that damaged person with the knife which bear repeating, it's the words of the bystander. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

And again, you can't define a majority by the actions of a minority.... #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

I do not accept him as a Muslim. He is not a Muslim to me. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv #Leytonstone

And people were quick to praise the actions of police officers who tased the attacker before subduing him.

This is why Britain is the place to live - beautifully intelligent people with beautifully trained police #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

not posting the #Leytonstone videos but - amazing police and public working together and "You ain't no Muslim bruv" #youaintnomuslimbruv

Have to say the police officers done an amazing job at the scene and The new trending comment should be #youaintnomuslimbruv #Leytonstone

Police have yet to release any further details about the attack, but meanwhile Londoners are banding together.

Ngl the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv makes me proud to be a British Muslim. No real Muslim kills/harms innocent people,end of. #Leytonstone

#Youaintnomuslimbruv is the rallying cry to be proud of! British to the core, utterly fantastic!

A quintessentially London way to respond to a violent terrorist. 👏 #youaintnomuslimbruv #Leytonstone