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#YouAintNoMuslimBruv: Twitter condemns London subway stabbing

The hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv is trending globally as Twitter users condemn Saturday's knife attack in London's Leytonstone subway station. A bystander yelled the phrase at the suspect while he was being apprehended by police.

Hashtag comes from bystander who yelled the phrase at the suspect while he was being apprehended

Police patrol outside Leytonstone Underground station after Saturday's stabbing, which injured two. A man was apprehended by police in the station (right) while an onlooker shouted "You ain't no Muslim, bruv." The term is now trending online. (Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters/Grasswire/Twitter)

The hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv is trending globally as Twitter users condemn Saturday's knife attack in London's Leytonstone subway station, which injured two people.

Several videos of police officers subduing the 29-year-old suspect — who reportedly said, "This is for Syria" — have surfaced online, where a bystander can be heard yelling "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" at the apprehended man. Bruv is a British slang term for the word brother.

The suspect is in custody Sunday, while police investigate the attack as a "terrorist incident."

Twitter users quickly picked up on the line, turning it into a trending hashtag to express their contempt for the suspect and extremism.

Many deemed it the most British response ever...

... leaving others longing to be British.

Some Twitter users commended Britons for how they handled the attack, saying that other countries could learn from their example.

Several remarked how powerful five words could be in commenting on a larger issue.

One user went even further in his praise for the phrase, deeming it one of the best hashtags ever.

There were even demands to create memorabilia emblazoned with the line.

Some were rather skeptical about the impact a single hashtag could have.

Others were just dreading the line being uttered by British politicians, including Prime Minister David Cameron.

Several politicians have already put their Twitter support behind the phrase, including Sadiq Khan, a member of Parliament who is currently running as the Labour Party's candidate for the mayor of London.

Update: It happened.

The words left David Cameron's mouth during a press conference Monday, where he thanked police and members of the public for their response to the stabbing.

"Some of us have dedicated speeches and media appearances and soundbites and everything to this subject, but "You ain't no Muslim, bruv" said it all, much better than I ever could and thank you because that'll be applauded around the country."

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