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People Are Calling Out Media Hypocrisy Following Finsbury Park Attack

People have begun calling out media hypocrisy following a terror attack near a mosque in the Finsbury Park area which left one person dead and many others wounded.

The front page of The Times has been widely shared which describes the terrorist as a ‘jobless ‘lone wolf” who had ‘suffered mental health problems’.

People have reacted to The Times for refusing to call it a Terror attack:

Omar Esa took it upon himself to make a ‘correction’ to the headline:

Others have highlighted how when a white person commits a terror attack, it is put down to mental health and if a person of colour commits a terror attack, their mental health is not brought into question.

People have also been sharing a photoshopped still from an American Sitcom to highlight this:

Those with a lighter complexion are identified as ‘mentally ill’ and those of a darker complexion are identified as ‘terrorists’.

The original cartoon shows the lead character being let through a police checkpoint without any suspicion due to the colour of his skin.

A Twitter user with the handle ‘_jggg’ made an important point about those with genuine mental health issues:

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Written by Rafiq ibn Jubair

Rafiq ibn Jubair is the founder and editor-in-chief of IlmFeed. He is a graphic designer and digital marketing specialist by profession. Rafiq is also a graduate of the Islamic Sciences and has Ijazas (formal authorisation) in Hadith, Tafsir and Fiqh amongst other subjects.

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