Accused terrorist Darren Osborne drove a rented vehicle into worshippers outside Finsbury mosque – of all places – motivated by biased reporting from Britain’s media:
“I want to kill Muslims” were the reported words of the killer last night who plowed into a crowd of worshippers outside a London mosque.
He wants to kill Muslims, and is it any surprise? Britain’s right-wing media has helped shore up hostility toward the country’s Muslim communities, playing into the hands of both Islamist and far-right extremists. The hard right of the governing Conservative Party thought they could use that anger to support their base without endangering the lives of Brits. They were wrong.
Here’s hoping non-Muslim Britons do not unrealistically magnify the threat of retaliatory attack from members of the “religion of peace”.