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#YouAintNoMuslimBruv: London defiant against terror

A man has been charged with attempted murder in what is believed to be a terrorism-related knife attack at a London Underground station Saturday, London police confirmed Monday.

On Saturday, officers from London's Metropolitan Police were called to Leytonstone Tube station in East London, after it was reported that a man was threatening people with a knife and that a number of individuals had been hurt.

A police officer stands guard outside Leytonstone station, London on December 6, 2015.
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A police officer stands guard outside Leytonstone station, London on December 6, 2015.

According to reports, the male suspect shouted "this is for Syria" and "all your blood will be spilled." The event comes shortly after the U.K. parliament's approval last week to commence air strikes on Syria, to crack down on the militant group, Islamic State.

One man, 56, sustained a serious injury, while a second man suffered a minor injury, according to the City of London Police.

The accused, who has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, has been named as Muhaydin Mire, 29, who has been charged with the attempted murder of a 56 year old man.

Following the attacks, videos emerged online showing the incident and the "tremendous response" of the police officers.


In one of the videos, a man is shown threatening people with a weapon before being tasered and pinned to the ground by police officers. One unnamed onlooker shouts "You ain't no Muslim, bruv."

Shortly after the footage was posted, the British public and people worldwide joined forces to show their defiance against terrorism, with the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv.




Even the U.K. prime minister himself, David Cameron, weighed in, commending the unidentified individual at a speech in the Midlands, for saying "you ain't no Muslim, bruv."

Since the event, the hashtag has been used more than 108,000 times, according to social analytics search, Topsy.

The U.K. police are now stepping up their policing on London's transport systems as a result of Saturday's attack.

"We are treating this as a terrorist incident. I would urge the public to remain calm, but alert and vigilant. The threat from terrorism remains at severe, which means that a terrorist attack is highly likely," Commander Richard Walton, who leads the Metropolitan Police's Counter-Terrorism Command said in a statement.