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    A man has died and two others have been injured in a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station in London.

    A 20-year-old man died in the stabbing, which is not being treated as terror-related. The two injured people were taken to hospital and one was subsequently arrested. The arrested man was taken to a west London police station for questioning.

    One man remains in hospital although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    Parsons Green Lane and the station were closed by police and cordons put in place. The station has since been re-opened.

    Source: BBC News
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    This is what get me. As soon as you find out it is not terror related there is relief. This makes no sense though. Stabbings happen on a regular basis but Islamist terror attacks exist on a level above in terms of response to them.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    This is what get me. As soon as you find out it is not terror related there is relief. This makes no sense though. Stabbings happen on a regular basis but Islamist terror attacks exist on a level above in terms of response to them.
    Raise your observation with the BBC.

    I have heard they treat all comments and complaints of the editorial policy of their news output with great seriousness. :rofl2:
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      (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
      This is what get me. As soon as you find out it is not terror related there is relief. This makes no sense though. Stabbings happen on a regular basis but Islamist terror attacks exist on a level above in terms of response to them.
      My relief is because they can't use it to justify further clamping down on individual freedoms
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      No doubt the perpetrator will be revealed to a victim of 'mental health' issues and immediately dismissed. Had he been of any Middle Eastern nationality we would have another 'war on terror' ordeal to go through.
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      (Original post by shadowdweller)
      A man has died and two others have been injured in a stabbing outside Parsons Green Tube station in London.

      A 20-year-old man died in the stabbing, which is not being treated as terror-related. The two injured people were taken to hospital and one was subsequently arrested. The arrested man was taken to a west London police station for questioning.

      One man remains in hospital although his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

      Parsons Green Lane and the station were closed by police and cordons put in place. The station has since been re-opened.

      Source: BBC News
      So? People get stabbed all the time. Why would it even be thought of as terrorism unless it was a Muslim, shouting it was for allah etc or there were lots of victims like London Bridge
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      Just another day in the cesspit.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      Just another day in the cesspit.
      That 'cesspit' is the economic powerhouse of the UK, the UK's political, financial, cultural, media capital and the world's foremost global city where more people want to live in than any other place in the world. The only place in the UK that means the UK is still somewhat relevant in the global scene, and also one of the safest cities in the world with a murder rate of less than 2 per 100000 people per year
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      (Original post by Ladbants)
      That 'cesspit' is the economic powerhouse of the UK, the UK's political, financial, cultural, media capital and the world's foremost global city where more people want to live in than any other place in the world. The only place in the UK that means the UK is still somewhat relevant in the global scene and is still a hub for global trade.
      You keep telling yourself that.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      You keep telling yourself that.
      LOOL dont get rude dont you have a farm to plough or something?
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      Seriously, why would anyone want to live in London at all? I really don't see the appeal.
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      (Original post by Ladbants)
      it's literally the best city in the world imo, come live here and experience it yourself if you can. There's so much to do, so many opportunities when it comes to careers, so many interesting people from all over the UK and the world, the transport is fantastic, the city is very safe (avoid Brixton and east London which aren't as interesting anyway), it has plenty of green spaces, its got some beautiful architecture (although Cambridge and bath are better in that area) the city is a world leader in the fields of finance, media, marketing, advertising, business, entrepreneurship, politics and a lot of other fields. There's no other place in the UK that can compare to it on any level really.
      There's bangin raves as well, plus drugs r bare cheap
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      (Original post by SCIENCE :D)
      Seriously, why would anyone want to live in London at all? I really don't see the appeal.
      it's literally the best city in the world imo, come live here and experience it yourself if you can. There's so much to do, so many opportunities when it comes to careers, so many interesting people from all over the UK and the world, the transport is fantastic, the city is very safe (avoid Brixton and east London which aren't as interesting anyway), it has plenty of green spaces, its got some beautiful architecture (although Cambridge and bath are better in that area) the city is a world leader in the fields of finance, media, marketing, advertising, business, entrepreneurship, politics and a lot of other fields. There's no other place in the UK that can compare to it on any level really. The only places in the world that come even remotely close are NYC, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo perhaps
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      (Original post by itsfantanoo)
      LOOL dont get rude dont you have a farm to plough or something?
      No I don't. I live in London. Take your ghetto talk somewhere else.
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      (Original post by Ladbants)
      it's literally the best city in the world imo, come live here and experience it yourself if you can. There's so much to do, so many opportunities when it comes to careers, so many interesting people from all over the UK and the world, the transport is fantastic, the city is very safe (avoid Brixton and east London which aren't as interesting anyway), it has plenty of green spaces, its got some beautiful architecture (although Cambridge and bath are better in that area) the city is a world leader in the fields of finance, media, marketing, advertising, business, entrepreneurship, politics and a lot of other fields. There's no other place in the UK that can compare to it on any level really. The only places in the world that come even remotely close are NYC, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo perhaps
      Yes...gloss over the growing number of acid attacks, Islamic terrorism, stabbings, muggings, international gangs, gun crime, toxic air, fragmented communities, incongruous architecture, and horrible overcrowding. Keep peddling the lie that London is "the greatest city on earth". I'm sure the Japanese folk in Tokyo are terribly envious of London's vibrant diversity.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      No I don't. I live in London. Take your ghetto talk somewhere else.
      Don't try and belittle me.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      Yes...gloss over the growing number of acid attacks, Islamic terrorism, stabbings, muggings, international gangs, gun crime, toxic air, fragmented communities, incongruous architecture, and horrible overcrowding. Keep peddling the lie that London is "the greatest city on earth". I'm sure the Japanese folk in Tokyo are terribly envious of London's vibrant diversity.
      Crime is not a big issue in London. It might be more dangerous than for example Bath or Cambridge but it's still a very safe city compared to Paris, most major US cities and even Toronto. The chance of you being a victim of a serious crime is very small and the vast majority of Londoners do not experience any crime. Gun crime, knife crime and murders are a small problem concentrated in areas you wouldn't want to live in anyway. And these problems exist in other major cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham. It's funny to see people overstate the crime levels in London like it's a war zone, it's not. The statistics show that crime is not a huge problem in London has overall decreased since the 90s. It does have more crime than Tokyo, but the chances of you being a victim of crime in either city are tiny.

      London has world class architecture. Of course there's ugly crap like the Walkie Talkie building and the cheese grater but we also have St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and plenty of beautiful architecture.

      Terrorism, again, you're very unlikely to be a victim of terrorism while in London. It can happen in other parts of the UK, too.

      And I'm pretty sure Tokyo has a much worse problem with overcrowding. In fact, London is one of the least dense major world cities. And yes, Tokyo has nowhere near the amount of diversity London has. People from abroad just don't want to live there as much as they want to live in London, New York, Paris.

      And for pollution, any major city of London's size and density is going to have similar levels of air pollution. NYC, Tokyo, Beijing, Paris all have problems with air pollution.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      Yes...gloss over the growing number of acid attacks, Islamic terrorism, stabbings, muggings, international gangs, gun crime, toxic air, fragmented communities, incongruous architecture, and horrible overcrowding. Keep peddling the lie that London is "the greatest city on earth". I'm sure the Japanese folk in Tokyo are terribly envious of London's vibrant diversity.
      Having lived in Fulham, I can happily testify that I've never felt remotely unsafe in it. Unfortunately things like this happen everywhere.
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      (Original post by RivalPlayer)
      Yes...gloss over the growing number of acid attacks, Islamic terrorism, stabbings, muggings, international gangs, gun crime, toxic air, fragmented communities, incongruous architecture, and horrible overcrowding. Keep peddling the lie that London is "the greatest city on earth". I'm sure the Japanese folk in Tokyo are terribly envious of London's vibrant diversity.
      Yes, because you're poor and live in south london. That's your problem. Obviously if you live in the worst areas of an urban area you're going this is your perception.
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      Lots of stabbings happen in London. Nothing to see here, move along.
     
     
     
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