Twitter Reacts To Latest Act of Terrorism in London: ‘I Hope People Will Wake Up’

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Father’s Day ended in London with news of yet another terrorist attack to strike the city.

Late Sunday night a man driving a van mounted a sidewalk in Finsbury Park, north London and plowed into worshippers leaving a local Muslim community center and mosque. At least one person was killed while another eight were injured, according to initial reporting by CNN.

“We don’t yet know the full details, but this was clearly a deliberate attack on innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan,” said London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, the network reported.

In contrast to the great majority of terrorism in London and Europe in recent years, this appears to have not been inspired by radical Islam.

It was an “attack of revenge” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said on Morning Joe early Monday.

The unusual dynamic set Twitter abuzz Sunday night and Monday morning, with big name accounts offering condolences but also trying to seize the narrative.