You Ain't No Muslim, Bruv

You Ain't No Muslim, Bruv

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Added Dec 08, 2015 at 11:55AM EST by Ari Spool.

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You Ain't No Muslim, Bruv, often referred to by its hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv, is a phrase originally spoken during a religiously-motivated attack in the London Underground mass transit system that spread quickly due to its representation of the feelings of main mainstream Muslims towards extremists in their religion.


On December 4th, in the Leytonstone Station of the London Underground, a video was recorded of a crazed man attempting to stab bystanders while yelling Allahu Akbar. As the man is detained by police, a bystander yells "You ain't no Muslim, Bruv," a reference to the man's violent actions (violence is condemned in most Koranic interpretations) combined with the British slang for brother, similarly used to the American slang bro. The bystander repeats the phrase twice more in the video.


After the British tabloid The Daily Mail published the story and the video,[1] many began tweeting the phrase as a rallying cry for their complaints against Muslim extremists. On December 5th, the day after the attack, the hashtag was used more than 56,000 times,[2] and by three days after the attack, the use had reached almost 120,000.[3] In addition to being a trending topic on Facebook, the hashtag's popularity was catalogued by the BBC,[4] the Australian ABC,[5] and the Independent.[6] David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the UK, repeated the phrase during a speech, and the video of his response was distributed widely by many accounts.[7]

In addition, a grime-style remix of the phrase by artist Nasty McQuaid received over 32,000 plays on Soundcloud.

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Ben Blake Obdblake94 な Follow #YouAintNoMuslimBruv is the most phenomenally British response to a Muslim extremist terrorist wielding a knife you possibly will ever hear RETWEETS LIKES 376 485 6:20 AM- 6 Dec 2015 Southampton, England Dr.SayedANakshawani な Follow SANakshawani Anyone who screams 'this is for Syria" & stabs innocents is 1) an evil sociopath 2) acting politically not religiously #YouAintNoMuslimBruv RETWEETS LIKES 2:02 PM- 6 Dec 2015 Mirakool Jay Jaziah ImMirakool な Follow I'm Muslim and my mum gets mad if I harm a spider. Islam teaches peace. #YouAintNoMuslimBruv RETWEETS LIKES 365 896 3:24 PM- 6 Dec 2015 Poplar,London geekchic geekchic85 な Follow #YouAintNoMuslim "This isn't a religion problem, it's a human problem." Truer words never spoken RETWEETS LIKES LEERDE體 Bruv - Best hashtag ever. :13 PM-6 Dec 2015 MUSLIMSBANTHEDOLLAR な Follow 1LaneOnly Whoever kills a innocent person it is as if he has killed all of Humanity" (Quran 5:32) Wahhabis dont even Read Quran #YouAintNoMuslimBruv 838 0:41 AM-6 Dec 2015 Malak Shafik MalakShafik な Follow #YouAintNoMuslimBruv is my favorite hashtag this year. Put the bigotry aside and stop blaming an entire religion for the actions of a few. RETWEETS 309 匡孟111 234 3:56 PM- 6 Dec 2015

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