NEWS
06/07/2015 12:05 BST | Updated 06/07/2016 06:12 BST

Faiths Unite For 7/7 Procession

A survivor of the 7/7 London terror attack joined leaders of the three main faiths in London for a "moment of quiet remembrance" in tribute to the 52 people killed almost ten years ago.

Gill Hicks, who lost both of her legs in the terrorist attack, joined the Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders at King's Cross before they walked to Tavistock Square, where a bomb destroyed a busy bus in 2005.

There were tears during an unexpected and emotional reunion Ms Hicks had with Pc Andrew Maxwell, who rescued her from the Piccadilly line train that Jermaine Lindsay, 19, blew up between King's Cross and Russell Square stations.

Imam Qari Asim, of Leeds' largest mosque, Makkah Masjid, the Rev Bertrand Olivier, vicar of All-Hallows-by-the-Tower in the City of London, and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, from Movement for Reform Judaism then led a procession with a floral tribute reading "Together" for the short walk to Tavistock Square.

It was part of an initiative calling on people in London to "walk together" on the 7/7 anniversary tomorrow by finishing their morning bus or Underground commute one stop early and walking the last few minutes.

Imam Asim said it was important to send out a message of solidarity with the victims of 7/7, which included people of all faiths, and against terrorists.

"They are deluded, poisonous individuals and groups of people who want to bring chaos and mayhem to our country and abroad," he said.

"Terrorists are recruiting young individuals from the Muslim community and as a result it is extremely important for Muslims to stand up and say no to hatred. An attack on British soil or abroad is an attack on all of us.

"We are sending out a strong message to extremists and supporters of extremists that we will not let you win. Hatred and violence has no place in our society, our community and our globe."

Ms Hicks has been due to join the walk, but pulled out at the last minute for health reasons.