July 7, 2005 in London

Public Response to London Terrorist Attacks

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Despite my better judgement, I am now engrossed with the news coverage and I am paying close attention to what the politicans and other community leaders have to say in response to the terrorist attacks. I particulary like what Ken Livingstone, the London Mayor had to say. Below is an excerpt:

This was not a terrorist attack against the mighty and the powerful.
It was not aimed at presidents or prime ministers. It was aimed at ordinary working-class Londoners, black and white, Muslim and Christian, Hindu and Jew, young and old.
Indiscriminate slaughter irrespective of any consideration for age, class, religion, whatever.
That isn’t an ideology. It isn’t even a perverted faith. It is just an indiscriminate attempt at mass murder.

Amen. I just don’t understand why these people (whoever they are) insist on attacking innocent civilians. There cause, whatever it is, is not helped by these senseless acts of violence. This is just pure wickedness.


  1. July 8, 2005 at 8:45 pm


    I’m so glad to hear you’re safe!
    I don’t understand why people do these things either. It hasn’t helped them in any way. They’ve destroyed the lives of so many people and gained nothing for themselves. It’s ridiculous.

  2. July 8, 2005 at 6:40 pm


    Glad you are safe. I am continually amazed at the ablility of the few to convince one or more individuals that the ideals of the few are are more important than the life of that individual.

  3. July 8, 2005 at 3:37 am


    I’m just checking in to see if you are alright.

  4. July 8, 2005 at 2:19 am


    Glad to hear you’re safe. I read your blog frequently and immediately thought of you when I heard. Funny how it takes a tragedy to bring us to the here and now.

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