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The Bruv Who Yelled ‘You Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv’ Ain’t No Muslim, Bruv

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It was a moment that brought leftists around the world together in one big cluster of self-righteous smugness: “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv.”

That’s what a bystander, known only as “John,” proclaimed to knife-wielding lunatic Muhaydin Mire in a London subway station earlier this month. Mire had just tried to behead someone, and he said he was doing it for his “Muslim brothers” in Syria. But no, John knew better.

The utterance went viral. Goodbye #illridewithyou, hello #YouAintNoMuslimBruv! That’s because John summed up, in a few brief words, the denial and self-delusion that so many of his fellow idiots have been feeling for so long.

There are only two problems with “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” as an assertion of fact:

  1. That bruv, the one wif de knife, really is a Muslim.
  2. The uvva bruv, the bruv what said it, ain’t no Muslim.

Danny Boyle, The Telegraph (UK):

The man who shouted “You ain’t no Muslim, bruv” at a suspected terrorist during a stabbing at Leytonstone Tube station has told how he now fears retribution…

His comments ended up trending on Twitter and Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the man as having “said it all much better than I could have done”.

Now the man behind the comments has said he fears retribution from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) – also known as Isis – after their popularity…

John is not Muslim himself, but said he is angry that terrorist groups such as Isil claim to represent Islam.

(Emphasis mine.)

#NotAllMuslims, meet #NotEVENaMuslim.

A non-Muslim, telling a Muslim what is and isn’t Islamic? That’s pretty problematic, isn’t it? How does this guy know what’s in somebody else’s heart?

And now, having declared himself the arbiter of Islam, John is living in fear of… the Islamic State.

When a Muslim yells “Allahu Akbar!” as he’s trying to kill you, he’s not being ironic. He’s not engaging in euphemism. It’s not a pun. No, he’s doing what he thinks his religion tells him to do, and there’s plenty of evidence he can point to in the Koran to back up his argument.

You ain’t no theologian, John. You ain’t no expert. And if these guys ever find out who you are, you ain’t no match for them.

It ain’t no religion of peace, bruv.

(Hat tip: Robert Tracinski)