A bystander informed him that he was, in fact, "no Muslim", earning said bystander all sorts of plaudits, and a hashtag of his very own..
Member of European Parliament Daniel Hannan had some observations:
So did I:I'm all for the #YouAintNoMuslimBruv guy; but doesn't the chap who physically confronted the knife man deserve rather more plaudits?— Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) December 7, 2015
In the XXI Century, Hashtag Activism > Courageous Action. https://t.co/7ixmDPi3iP— Drang (@DWDrang) December 7, 2015