London’s Metropolitan Police Service has a simple three word plan for citizens when under attack by radical Islamic extremists: “Run, Hide, Tell.”
The “Tell” aspect being to tell police what is happening, not to tell the world that you are but a helpless victim.
In a tweet that seems to accurately capture the mindset of many European leaders as the continent is beset with terrorist attacks, Metropolitan Police posted the following tweet in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s attack in London — advice that the U.K. media was eager to share.
#Londonbridge #boroughmarket #vauxhall pic.twitter.com/a7OciBEBjH
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017
Of course, those upstart Americans have their own three step plan:
The Second Amendment – because defending our people is EVERY American's job.
cc @instapundit https://t.co/YD0paUVFFh
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 4, 2017
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning to denounce the response by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to Saturday’s terrorist attack and to say this is no time for “being politically correct,” adding that it is time to “get down to the business of security for our people.”
He also targeted critics of U.S. gun laws, pointing out that the jihadists “used knives and a truck.”
Other social media weighed in with their thoughts on the terrorist response “plan.”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter, beginning with what may be the most succinct: “That is no way for… Free people… To live. It’s a way for… Free people… To die.”
That is no way for
It's a way for
To die https://t.co/iPtjS288Qx
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) June 4, 2017
"Run and hide" – & DON'T tell what's really happening – is the UK's entire response to the jihad threat. https://t.co/zZamYAz30y
— Robert Spencer روبرت سبنسر रॉबर्ट स्पेंसर 🇺🇸 (@jihadwatchRS) June 3, 2017
The once mighty British Empire…. sad. https://t.co/v1FHEnTA90
— Beez (@PatriotBeez) June 4, 2017
I hate that this is innocents' only line of defense. https://t.co/qZybl4Fyr3
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 3, 2017
Have you ever seen anything so chilling? I have no words. https://t.co/WwyRS9RJ4t
— Alex J. O'Connor (@CosmicSkeptic) June 3, 2017
If people were not disarmed by there supposed protecting government this ridiculous suggestion would not need to be followed.
— Troy S?????? (@Gunslanger13) June 3, 2017
Close The Borders.
— Danny Covfefe??? (@Daniel_Ohana) June 3, 2017
As long as sheep run, wolves feed. #LondonBridge
— Bill Flanagan (@BillFlanaganDCP) June 4, 2017
This is now becoming normalised. This country is on the brink.
— Luke Hines (@LukeHines) June 3, 2017
DEFEND – your friends and family
SHOOT – the attacker using legally obtained firearm
SHOW – no fear#islam #terrorism
— amielucha (@amielucha) June 3, 2017
You think it may be time you arm yourselves and your citizens….. #seriously….
— Albert McLaughlin (@AFM0455) June 4, 2017
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