An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Friday, 6 May 2011

Victims of Al Qaeda attack in London 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has made the front page today of The Times newspaper for calling into question the shooting of Osama Bin Laden who was, allegedly, unarmed at the time. Al Qaeda's reign of terror and the resulting death of victims is at risk of being overshadowed by the debate over the Archbishop's words.

This post is my attempt to remind people of the suffering of our British 7/7 victims. Coincidentally today is the day that it has been ruled that the killings were unlawful. Here is a link to the names, photos and obituaries of the 52 who died on 7 July 2005 in London.


  1. All true, and all equally awful, but how can the death of yet one more man, even Osama Bin Laden be a cause for celebration.
    However twisted and evil his creed, like that of Adolf Hitler and Idi Amin and all the numerous perpetrators of terror and torture from time immemorial, there would have been no reign of terror if countless thousands of others had not been willing to carry out his commands.
    No perverted megolomaniac in history has ever done his own dirty work. Where then is the punishment for the willing acolytes?

  2. Dear Ray,
    Like you imply I fear that the ways of Al Qaeda has become entrenched and will continue despite the death of Osama and the acolytes will go unpunished.
    Thank you for leaving a comment.
    God bless

  3. I can still remember the day when the bombs went off and the chaos and confusion that rippled even to our patch of South London. We should never forget that this man - like others of his ilk - encouraged young men (and women it seems) to lead a life he wouldn't dare to. He left it to others to blow themselves up and instead of staying to fight with his ideological brothers in Afghanistan, he fled to live a life of relative luxury in Pakistan.

    Still, saying that does not mean I am celebrating his death (and I suspect it may spring forth a bitter fruit) and the Archbish was right to make his objections. I suppose that's what following the narrow way is about - acknowledging evil for what it is, but retaining compassion even for those who commit great evil.