Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attack

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Why people are calling on 'clean-shaven white men' to condemn London mosque attack

An incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a "terrorist attack," Met Police confirmed.  The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident — the headline on the first BBC story was "Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park" — as they were waiting for more details to trickle in.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this 'Daily Mail' headline However, one media organisation overreached with a really weird tweet: "Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured."  Read more...More about London, Terrorism, Finsbury Park Attack, Clean Shaven, and White Male

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An incident near Finsbury Park Mosque in London in which a man died and 10 people were injured after a man drove a van into worshippers is being treated as a "terrorist attack," Met Police confirmed. 

The first media reports were naturally wary of describing it as a terror incident — the headline on the first BBC story was "Vehicle hits pedestrians in Finsbury Park" — as they were waiting for more details to trickle in. 

SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling made a huge correction to this 'Daily Mail' headline

However, one media organisation overreached with a really weird tweet: "Clean-shaven white man arrested by police as at least 10 people are injured."  Read more...

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