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3 stabbed to death, 3 injured in UK park; police say motive unclear

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police were treating it as “terrorism-related.”

In other words, the media will not be particularly interested.

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The attack appears to be terrorist related with the suspect in custody. Three people feared dead.

'It appears the attack was stopped when a lone sergeant, who responded when the alarm was raised, ran to the scene, saw the attacker running away with a knife and rugby tackled him to the ground.'

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they already have the suspect, a Libyan citizen.

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This is terror.Lets not sugar coat it.Or what would you call it?

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police were treating it as “terrorism-related.”

In other words, the media will not be particularly interested.

Depends on the media and I’m not sure how familiar you are with the UK media.

Certain elements will revel in it and rabble-rouse, and as you say, others will do their best to ignore it or label people who want to discuss it as racists, bigots or phobes. I suspect you’d prefer the former approach and so I’d recommend the Mail or the Express. If you want an example of posturing and virtue signaling by which to ridicule the left, try the Guardian.

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Politicians and the media will do their best to ignore the racial component to this attack. Think about it, multiple white people being stabbed to death by a Libyan terrorist at a BLM protest.

On the other hand, George Floyd's death, 4000 miles away from the UK, is an extremely important racial issue for British people.

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Politicians and the media will do their best to ignore the racial component to this attack

Again, that depends on the politicians and the media. You have linked to media and politicians who revel in this kind of thing. That’s your choice. I’ll join you in ridiculing the media who call everyone a bigot for wanting an honest discussion, but the idea of the media and politicians as a whole ignoring it is inaccurate and getting very tiresome.

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but the idea of the media and politicians as a whole ignoring it is inaccurate and getting very tiresome.

Again, as usual, not what I'm saying, but please do go on.

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@Tangerine2000

You wrote:

Politicians and the media will do their best to ignore the racial component to this attack

You said ‘politicians and the media’. You didn’t say ‘some politicians’ or ‘parts of the media’. Did you mean some politicians and parts of the media? If so, it’s best to say that as otherwise it comes across as you are speaking of them as a whole. As I’m sure you are aware, certain posters try to paint it that way. As I’m sure you’re also aware, the mainstream media in the UK leans right in general - The Telegraph, The Times, The Express, The Mail, The Star, The Sun etc.

So, just to clarify, who are ‘the media’ in your description? Is it the Guardian?

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Politicians and the media will do their best to ignore the racial component to this attack.

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Politicians and the media will do their best to ignore the racial component to this attack.

Ok, you think it’s all of them.

What exactly would you like them to report? Give us an idea for a headline or opening paragraph you’d like to see which hammers home the racial component here.

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Three white Britons killed by Libyan Terrorist

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The victims (according to the video evidence I have seen) bleeding out on the ground, being given CPR were white.

Is it coincidental, that on that very day, and in that very place, a BLM protest had been held?

If the attacker is being reported as a Libyan then what is the motive for such an attack?

Terror or Racist?

Both?

More facts to come, no doubt...

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Three white Britons killed by Libyan Terrorist

The motive hasn’t been established yet. It would be very poor reporting to lead on a headline like that before the facts are in.

Also, your headline may give the impression that the attacker specifically targeted white people. Was that your intention?

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More facts to come, no doubt...

Yes, we don’t know the facts yet. Some people think it’s okay to just run along without them.

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This will be swept under the rug at the earliest opportunity.

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Three white Britons killed by Libyan Terrorist

Read several media reports, no mention of the race of the victims. The city of Reading has a large Indian community too.

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Read several media reports, no mention of the race of the victims.

As kurisupisu said, the video shows the victims.

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The motive hasn’t been established yet. It would be very poor reporting to lead on a headline like that before the facts are in.

Motive? What has that got to do with the headline?

I think you should stop being silly and looking for ways to discount and disprove things that you don't agree with personally.

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@Tangerine2000

Are you saying these people were attacked because they were white? I’m still trying to work it out.

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As kurisupisu said, the video shows the victims.

Asians can look white too, especially on the ground. Watched several video but none clearly showing “white victims”.

But if the victims were black or Asian would that somehow make it a lesser crime? How do we even know they are British? Maybe they were wearing EDL badges, shown in the video?

The Reading police are calling it a random attack.

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All of the victims, were a group of middle-aged men sitting in a circle, drinking beer.

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