J.K. Rowling, Riz Ahmed, others react to London attack at Finsbury Park

u can't blame a WHOLE RELIGION for the act of a very few #FinsburyPark
— NEELAM GILL (@NeelamKG) June 19, 2017

I'm shocked by the terror attack in #FinsburyPark. https://t.co/iVloppzjrt
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

Those who dehumanise & stereotype muslims have no moral high ground from which to deplore demonisation of secular westerners by Islamists. By emphasising some violence over others or focussing on one extremism over others we fail to see how they're connected
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) June 19, 2017

5/ Violence is a cycle from people feeling under threat or their suffering undervalued. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

The extraordinary decency and courage of this act has brought me to tears this morning. I hope the backlash over the coverage really teaches us a lesson. This is a terror attack. #FinsburyPark
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) June 19, 2017

2/ and when non-Muslims shoot American politicians and drive a van into Muslims, why isn't it called TERRORISM? https://t.co/Xgwxf8FxXz
— J.K. This cycle of hatred must end. Prejudice, extremism, supremacism is all the same.”
The   Night Of actor continued, “Language matters. pic.twitter.com/HPw2czZiV9
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

Yeah, I was waiting for this. this is Ramadan, the holy month in Islam #FinsburyPark
— NEELAM GILL (@NeelamKG) June 19, 2017

I'm not Muslim myself but I'll always stand up for what I believe in. pic.twitter.com/Lx1woEaLKL
— J.K. “Where are the calls for white males or American gun-owners to answer for all others? pic.twitter.com/t3O6q5zfXq
— J.K. Extremists have no place in society & must be treated equally by the media & authorities. #Islamophobia destroys lives. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

#FinsburyPark news is heartbreaking. Rowling   is among the celebrities discussing the recent terror attack in Finsbury Park in London on Monday. https://t.co/SR5u6RRHG9
— J.K. “When [a] crazy Muslim kills, it’s MUSLIM TERROR. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 19, 2017

Pretty furious reading about the terror attack on London. When Muslims save lives and lead relief at Grenfell where’s the MUSLIM HEROES headlines? #FinsburyPark
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 19, 2017

islamophobia is so real. J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

Let's talk about how the #FinsburyPark terrorist was radicalised. — Caspar Lee (@Caspar_Lee) June 19, 2017

Sickened by the #FinsburyPark attack. The Mail has misspelled 'terrorist' as 'white van driver.' Now let's discuss how he was radicalised. pic.twitter.com/iaLFbFVQdF
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) June 19, 2017

Show Full Article praying 4 those involved in this tragedy #FinsburyPark
— NEELAM GILL (@NeelamKG) June 19, 2017

makes me sick that this TERRORIST specifically targeted people leaving the mosque. A first step is to use calm, and balanced language.”
You can see all of Rowling, Ahmed, and other celebrities’ tweets below. “Let’s discuss how he was radicalized,” the   Harry Potter   author said, commenting on the   attack which saw   a man ram a van into a crowd of worshippers at a London Mosque, killing one and injuring 10, according to authorities. A first step is to use calm, and balanced language
— Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) June 19, 2017

Calling this a "revenge attack" implies these victims did something wrong. — Riz Ahmed (@rizmc) June 19, 2017

4/ Language matters. Violence is a cycle from people feeling under threat or their suffering undervalued. — Samantha Shannon (@say_shannon) June 19, 2017

Demonizing Muslims saves no lives. Be kind to someone around you. don't let the media fool you, this IS an act of terrorism. I hope this imam gets the recognition he deserves. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 19, 2017

Again: let's talk about how the #FinsburyPark terrorist was radicalised. They are innocent. Angry and heartbroken for my city again. By emphasizing some violence over others or focusing on one extremism over others we fail to see how they’re connected. We're fine with using pictures of Syrian refugees to whip up resentment about immigration, are we? And when non-Muslims shoot American politicians and drive a van into Muslims, why isn’t it called TERRORISM?”   Rogue One actor Riz Ahmed tweeted. Rowling, in particular, criticized news coverage of the attack and others like this, tweeting out screenshots of reports and politicians’ tweets, while adding, “Those who dehumanize & stereotype Muslims have no moral high ground from which to deplore demonization of secular westerners by Islamists.”
But the   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them   writer isn’t the only one upset about the way the attack was covered in the news media. Our hearts come out to the victims of the #FinsburyPark Mosque Attack.