This is nasty - I hope it does not turn out to be a reprisal or things could really escalate out of control !
Terrorism, pure and simple no matter the colour of skin of the attackers/victims.
Apparently the driver of the van was a 'white' man who, incidently, was saved from a beating by the imam from the mosque. He is now under arrest.
He had a desire to kill all Muslims and felt that he'd, now, done his bit, apparently.
Interesting to be a fly on the wall, when he gets to the pearly gates, as it were...
Thing is, these headcases feel that what the government has been doing, for years, gives people such as him carte blanche to do these things. Plus, of course, with the cynical cuts they've made to the Plod, they feel like they're less likely to get caught.
There've been a number of occasions, over the last fifty-odd years, when I've been... er.. the opposite of "Proud", to be British. More specifically, to be English (Though of puritanical Viking descent )
However, these incidents have shown that there are two Britains. One is hateful, misogynistic, racists and all the rest. BUT, the vast majority of us are kind, honest, tolerant people. The way the media is, though, you'd be forgiven for believing that the bad types are the most prevalent.
It's about time the normal people were given a voice.
Oh, hang on... We DID get a voice. Just a small one. Mrs. May sure heard it. Pity she's so dense and power-crazy and will totally ignore it, when she gets humiliated by the EU, later.
My dearly beloved does Facebook and all that mullarkey. Apparently, there're open shouts fr civil disobedience, riots and the like.
To paraphrase a certain gentleman, it doesn't have to be like this. Things can and will change.
I'm glad that he did survive. Now he can go to prison and be "educated" by the big boys. I certainly hope that the media beats him up like they do anyone of foreign descent about his Terrorism.