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Tuesday, 7 July 2009

7th July 2005

On this morning in 2005, four men boarded early morning trains to London.

They were destined by their own hatred for the country that raised them to carry out an act of appalling mass murder.

The men all carried explosives in their backpacks. After arriving at King's Cross, they went their separate ways.

Three bombs went off at or around 08:50 BST on underground trains just outside Liverpool Street and Edgware Road stations, and on another travelling between King's Cross and Russell Square.


The final explosion was around an hour later on a double-decker bus in Tavistock Square, not far from King's Cross.


Fifty two innocent people died.


All of them were just ordinary people, going about their lives, on their way to work.

The four men decided that they had to die indiscriminately, however, because they disagreed with the actions of the British government. In fact, they hoped to kill a lot more.

The first ever suicide bombings on British soil had quite an impact, even in a city used to being under threat from terrorists.

The question which really bothered many, however, was simply 'why?'

Why do they hate us? Why would four men, most born here, considered British in every sense by pretty much everyone, grow up to perpetrate something like this?

The four men in question were Hasib Hussain, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Germaine Lindsay and Shehzad Tanweer.

All except Lindsay were born to Muslim families. He was from Jamaica, and before his conversion to Islam he was a violent drug dealer in Huddersfield. A former acquaintance said:

"He thought all white people were trash and said he was going to get them all on drugs to kill them off."

This hatred for the society which accepted him became even worse when he began following the teachings of radical London preachers.

The point is that today, on the day when the memorial to the victims is unveiled and we take a moment to remember them, those in power still haven't learned anything from this atrocity.

The borders are still wide open; the authorities still bend over backwards to kow-tow to Islamic sentiment, even the most extreme varieties. Many supposedly intelligent people still look at this attack, and other similar incidents, through the prism of discrimination, as a case of Western society not doing enough to accept Muslims and make them feel welcome.

The fact is that all of these young men had opportunities here they would have never found in their homelands; they chose their path.

I would like this post to stand as a tribute to all the victims of the attacks; those who were killed, those who were maimed and injured, and their families and loved ones.

Here are some of the most vivid images from that terrible day, plus the new memorial which will be unveiled today.










3 comments:

Dr.D said...

Earl, you asked, "Why do they hate us?"

There is one very simple answer that explains everything. They are muzlims. Nothing more needs to be said. That is the whole reason right there.

The only remaining question is, "What will it take for the people of the West to wake up to this fact?" muzlims are not like us, they will not live like we do, they do not think like we do, they do not want the same things out of life that we do. They are not interested in opportunity for a better life. They are interested in the expansion of izlam and in martyrdom. Until we recognize this and begin to act upon it, these things will continue to happen.

The only effective response the West can make is to remove ALL muzlims, every last one, from the West. It is true that they will not all become suicide bombers, but they are all potential suicide bombers, and there is no way on earth to separate the ones who will from the ones who will not. The must all be sent back to their own lands. They do not belong in the West. These are not their lands.

izlam is a political movement just as much as it is a religion, and there should be no problem with banning it, just as other political parties can be banned. It should be illegal to be a muzlim, and deportation should be the punishment (or death). These people are mentally diseased and cannot be allowed to remain.

Solkhar said...
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The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Solkhar:

Interesting you removed your own comment here - the one which told me it's OK to mourn for the 52 victims of 7/7, because 2 innocent Muslims werea among them - thank you for your kind permission!

Re: your blog post which links here, I draw your attention to my comments policy:

The fact that a comment appears here does not necessarily mean I agree with or endorse the views it contains.

Perhaps I should add that I don't remove comments simply because an odious windbag tells me I must?