EnglishDefenceLeague (@Official_EDL) tweeted at 6:26 PM on Wed, May 22, 2013: EDL leader Tommy Robinson on way to Woolwich now, Take to the streets peeps ENOUGH IS ENOUGH (https://twitter.com/Official_EDL/status/337258252763033601) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
RACIST SCUMBAGS LOOKING TO DESCEND ON WOOLWICH TONIGHT. STAY SAFE EVERYBODY.
Man dead in suspected terror attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22630303
I don’t know what the video shows as it won’t play on my phone, but if it’s a stream of what’s on the news now then WARNING, GRAPHIC AND POTENTIALLY TRIGGERING IMAGES.
Wow. Just, wow. I feel really uneasy about this, especially with how quick the media was to brand this a “terrorist attack”.
We don’t know anything at this point. We don’t know what their motives were. BBC news dropped a massive clanger by describing the attackers as “Muslim looking” - I’m sorry, but from the footage I saw the attacker that was filmed just looked like any other ordinary man of colour that you’d see on the street, with a typical South London accent, nothing remarkable about him at all (apart from the blood and the bloody great meat cleaver).
It certainly seems to be politically motivated, but right now we don’t know the motives. And the bloke speaking now talking about how “in my view…they have become radicalised…probably as a result of extreme preaching or whatever” is completely and utterly bang out of order. It’s just fuelling the hysteria and I dread to think about what the backlash will be like. Shame on you, BBC, I expected better of you.
I have a horrible twisting feeling in my gut… I HOPE it doesn’t spark any racially motivated revenge attacks, but I’m still uneasy. It could get nasty. I bet the BNP/EDF/UKIP are having a field day.
Fuck. Stay safe, good folk of Woolwich, especially Muslims and people of colour.
I just hope it doesn’t get as bad as I’m fearing.