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Leytonstone Stabbing: Britain First Issues Response To #YouAintNoMuslimBruv

07/12/2015 13:48 GMT | Updated 07/12/2015 17:59 GMT

Britain First, the far-right hate group, has issued its response to the apparent terror attack in east London on Saturday, describing those supporting the #YouAintNoMuslimBruv hashtag as "panicked leftwing morons".

Writing a day after the attack which left a 56-year-old critically injured, the group wrote that the alleged attacker "was Muslim" in a bid to rubbish the response of thousands who sought to separate religion from the attacker's motives.

In a longer piece published on its website, Britain First attempts to blast the hashtag which trended worldwide after footage depicted witnesses challenging the attacker.

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The post on Britain First's Facebook page

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Video taken as the attacker was arrested by police shows commuters shouting at the man, with one as-yet-unidentified person saying: "You aint no Muslim, Bruv. You aint no Muslim."

But in an effort to ridicule the trend, Britain First wrote: "Leftists and liberals care only about insulating their favourite pet, Islam, from more righteous hostility.

"The hashtag '#YouAintNoMuslimBruv' has been blasted around by panicked leftwing morons on Twitter.

"Here is a more suitable alternative: #HeWasMuslimBruv."

Yet the religion of the attacker is not known.

People took to the group's own widely-followed Facebook page to denounce their attempts to exploit the attack.

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And in a further embarrassment for the quasi-political group, their Facebook update said that it was witnesses of the attack who shouted "this is for Syria," despite reports to the contrary.

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Britain First mistakenly attributed the attackers reported words to witnesses

Over the weekend, it was reported that local Muslim leaders had denied the alleged attacker was a member of their congregations.

Imam Imran Patel condemned the attacks and said of the suspect: "'This was an individual who we do not know and he is not a member of the congregation of Leytonstone and his motives he can only answer for himself."

Muhaydin Mire, 29, of Leytonstone, has appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

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