Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attack

Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attackAn incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a "terrorist attack," Met Police confirmed.  The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident — the headline on the first
BBC story was "Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park" — as they were waiting for more details to trickle in.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this 'Daily Mail' headline However, one media organisation overreached with a really weird tweet: "Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured."  Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured https://t.co/LUPrhpeSi5 — Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) June 19, 2017 It was just a matter of time until people on Twitter weighed in, underlining the perceived double standard
The Daily Mail and other tabloids have when reporting about Islamist attacks:  I just don't understand why the clean-shaven white male community didn't alert the authorities? https://t.co/M7aoKXOucI — Ian Sinkins (@iansinkins) June 19, 2017 People called on the "clean-shaven white male community" to condemn the attack, just like it routinely happens with Muslims: When will the clean-shaven white male community condemn this attack? — Sagar Patel (@EatTheBurrito) June 19, 2017 BREAKING: man tries to kill people based on religion, thought he was a terrorist but turns out he's clean shaven https://t.co/cSixnV8RhW — farha (@shutyourhell) June 19, 2017 So if I got this headline right—we should ban all clean shaven white men from driving until we can figure out what's going on?#FinsburyPark pic.twitter.com/jBw62nI60D — Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) June 19, 2017 Oh thank god he was clean-shaven I was worried there for a minute #FinsburyPark pic.twitter.com/OnvARPNuWT — Jonathan Riley (@JonRiley7) June 19, 2017 Clean shaven? Why not freshly showered? Or bright eyed? Disgusting. — Wardah Khalid (@wardahkhalid_) June 19, 2017 Others tried to fix the headline for
The Daily Mail: Fixed it! #FinsburyPark pic.twitter.com/cQa11ancdS — asīā (@asiaxxo) June 19, 2017 Other people condemned the attack on behalf of the "clean-shaven white male" community': As a clean-shaven white male, I condemn this attack on behalf of my people #FinsburyPark https://t.co/zZgxvqaiuc — Matt Sterling (@MSterling27) June 19, 2017 Glad we have that important detail of "clean shaven" before "white," the most important descriptor which changes the entire media coverage https://t.co/m2htvfKpB7 — Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 19, 2017 While there were some people who asked important questions about his fade: How fresh was his fade? https://t.co/fmMPVjCMcb — Shafik Mandhai (@ShafikFM) June 19, 2017 WATCH: Grand Central is crowded — something this woman didn't like in her review


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