Thursday, July 06, 2006

7/7, The London Bombings

This time last year I was visiting the family of a friend of my daughter's. Her best friend from school had moved to Texas that Summer and I promised we would visit. Her friend's Mom (Cindy) and I had become pretty good friends as well and she invited us to stay at thier place for a few days. The girls were thrilled to be together again and I was getting a cheap vacation to boot. Cindy was born in America, but married an Englishman and had lived there for about 10 years. Cindy and her 2 children all have English accents.

That morning of July 7th, and I had been reading Robert Spencer's Onward Muslim Soldiers and basicly ignoring the tube. But then, regular programming had been interupted. London had suffered a series of terrorist attacks.

I had been in the livingroom alone, but now it was crowded with stunned faces. The joyful summer mood had turned distictively dour. As the report came in I felt esecially bad for our hosts, who had such personal ties to London. Cindy called a few friends to make sure everyone "back home" was alright.

As I watched the reports come in, the shock turned to anger. How many more innocents will die in the name of Allah? How many more attacks before we understand exactly what we're up against?

Fifty-two people were killed in the four bombs which exploded in London on 7 July 2005. Click on the names below to read an obituary of each victim. They are grouped by the location of the blasts which claimed their lives.

Click here for pictures and obituaries of the 52 victums of 7/7


James Adams, Samantha Badham, Philip Beer, Anna Brandt,Ciaran Cassidy,Rachelle Chung,
For Yuen,Elizabeth Daplyn, Arthur Frederick, Karolina Gluck,Gamze Gunoral,Lee Harris,
Ojara Ikeagwu,Emily Jenkins, Adrian Johnson. Helen Jones, Susan Levy, Shelley Mather, Michael Matsushita, James Mayes, Behnaz Mozakka, Mihaela Otto, Atique SharifiIhab, Slimane, Christian Small Monika Suchocka and Mala Trivedi


AnthonyFatayi-Williams, Jamie Gordon,Giles Hart, Marie Hartley, Miriam Hyman Shahara Islam,Neetu Jain, Sam Ly, Shyanuja Parathasangary, Anat Rosenberg Philip Russell, William Wise and Gladys Wundowa


Lee Baisden, Benedetta Ciaccia, Richard Ellery, Richard Gray, Anne Moffat Fiona Stevenson and Carrie Taylor

Michael Brewster, Jonathan Downey, David Foulkes, Colin Morley, Jennifer Nicholson and Laura Webb


Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Atta boy..Keep the memories alive..and the terrorists never ending mission!...Arrgg!..May they only have peace in England..:)

July 06, 2006  
Anonymous DJ said...

Great site. Just found it linked from several other note worthy pages. Great content and subject matter. keep up the good work.

July 06, 2006  
Blogger Brooke said...

Has it been a year already? WOW!

Never forget...

July 06, 2006  
Blogger kevin said...

Thanks all

July 06, 2006  

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