A 42-year-old Muslim woman has reportedly been arrested after accidentally plowing her vehicle into a crowd of fellow Muslims leaving an event celebrating the end of Ramadan in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
According to The Daily Mail, the incident took place near Newcastle Central Mosque this morning.
The outlet cites witnesses as stating that the 42-year-old woman had finished her prayers when she hopped into her car, which was in a college sports field that was being used as overflow parking for the mosque.
When she began to move her vehicle, she apparently lost control and proceeded to mow her fellow Muslims down.
See footage of the mayhem that ensued below.
The moment a car ploughed into pedestrians after Eid prayers in Newcastle (West road) pic.twitter.com/GscDSQLuDd
— Harris (@MrHarrisAhmed) June 25, 2017
“To me it looked like she pressed the gas instead of the brake and she lost control,” The Daily Mail quotes witness Uman Nyanzi as stating. “The car started spinning. It was quite unbelievable. Someone had to jump in the car and pull the handbrake up to make it stop.”
According to the BBC, six people, including three children, were injured in the incident.
The outlet states that two of the children injured are in intensive care and one of the adults is seriously injured.
“The remaining injured are believed to have serious but non-life threatening injuries,” the outlet states, citing police officers.
Given the nature of the incident, it didn’t take long for police to declare that it was not terror related.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped people who obviously know nothing about the story from virtue signalling.
How is this not terrorists???
— Sally (@SallyUK999) June 25, 2017
The attack on Muslims is not shown as a terrorist attack. Two-faced west media.
— Mesut (@mesutdemirbek) June 25, 2017
It was a british woman who has hit a group of muslims, so here we go with the hate crimes.
— FCE, The "lefty" (@FCE17) June 25, 2017
They saw the woman was white (probably) and bang, not terror related. Remember, they have to be black or asian to be suspected of terrorism.
— Ak$h4Y (@TheAkshayVara) June 25, 2017
Only non white ppl are terrorists end of news everyone go back to wot u was doing
— Raja Ali (@RajaAli22394267) June 25, 2017
BBC. pls call the attack and describe it as it should be
— SMO سمو (@saadalomaniKSA) June 25, 2017
Not terror ? Why? Coz they driver isn't Muslim. BBC you need to change your way !!
— الزعيم الملكي (@Tweet_Ha) June 25, 2017