Man who shouted 'You ain't no Muslim bruv' after Leytonstone attack fears retribution Watch
The bystander was heard in video footage of the incident in east London last weekend saying the phrase that later went viral as an attacker wielding a knife stabbed a man.
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.
But the 39-year-old security guard from north London - named only as John as he asked for his surname to be withheld - said he has the support of his family.
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What's interesting is that nobody has remarked on the fact that the man instantly assumed the attacker was Muslim, despite the attacker not giving any indication he was.
But ISIS are muslims
It doesn´t help anyone to pretend otherwise. They might not be the sole representatives of the Islamic world, but they are muslims and they are from that cultural sphere.
Those who are members of, and supporters of, ISIS are almost exlusively Muslims.
Admittedly, it is a version of Islam that relies on a literalist and unrevised interpretation of scripture, and rejects any idea that some parts of the Quran and sunnah are no longer applicable to modern society - but it is still a version of Islam, and its followers are still Muslims.
(BTW, your post illustrates the phenomenon that those who accuse others of bigotry are often those holding the more prejudiced views.)
Just because someone says they are muslim doesn't make them muslim
Strictly speaking, by the rules of the Quran and sunnah, they are more likely to be viewed as "true Muslims" by Allah and Muhammad because they do not reject or attempt to culturally relativise any of Allah's word. They insist that it is all true, and as applicable today in Europe as it was in 7th century Arabia.
Now obviously, this approach is utterly insane, but it is very much in keeping with the demands of scripture.
What the **** does he know about what is and isn't Islamic?
But how do you actually know that they are saying that and following the 5 pillars you mentioned? Anyone can say or claim that and it won't make them actual believers I think.
Do you have any reason to believe that they have not said the shahadah and are not following the 5 pillars?