Twitter users just want people to call a spade a spade.
Many posted photos of Alexandre Bissonnette, the suspected behind a deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque, pointing out the hypocrisy of labeling some accused of violent crimes a a "lone wolf" or "terrorist."
They reminded the Internet that Bissonnette is not just a "lone wolf," but a terrorist who carried out an attack against an identifiable group of people.
— Marcia Robiou (@MarciaRobiou) January 31, 2017
— Steven (@StevenKeehner) January 31, 2017
Every time you spot "lone wolf" just erase it and write "white nationalist terrorist" https://t.co/J755uUk9Ec
— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) January 30, 2017
Muslim shooter = entire religion guilty
Black shooter = entire race guilty
White shooter = mentally troubled lone wolf
— 🇦🇱🇦🇱 (@TeamBeqa) January 30, 2017
"A quiet loner, a lone wolf, very polite, a child" -- articles about white terrorists follow a narrow script. https://t.co/4VcDUrMQWi
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) January 31, 2017
But he's not Muslim! He's a "lone wolf!" That just sounds cool! https://t.co/Qpq3IwHC12
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) January 31, 2017
U.K. tabloid the Daily Mail drew fired from "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling over its characterization of Bissonnette as a "lone wolf."
He. Is. A. Terrorist. Not. A. Lone. Wolf. pic.twitter.com/OO3qDGhzwr
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 30, 2017
Others hit back at Fox News for doing the same.
Fox News: "The mosque shooter is a Muslim terrorist."
Police: "He's a Trump-loving white nationalist."
Fox: "He's a disturbed lone wolf."
— Jeremy White (@comicref) January 31, 2017
— Michael Bouck (@VainHostile) January 31, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called the shooting "a terrorist act."
Bissonnette appeared in court Monday and is facing six charges of first-degree murder and five attempted murder charges.