London Bridge Attack 2017
The London Bridge Attack Anniversary Is A Day Of Sadness, Remembrance And Reflection On Our Community's Resolve
In the aftermath of these and other attacks, it was impossible not be struck by the spirit with which people came together to support each other
The loss of privacy can 'last a long time'.
We're immune to sirens (especially in cities). Sadly. Think about the sirens used around the world to alert of tsunamis. Think back to the World Wars and sirens used then to alert people. They worked then. Why not now?
The far-right and the Muslim extremists fuel each other with their messages of hate and intolerance and their actions. And it is up to each of us to disempower these people lurking within our communities.
Hang on a minute...
As tragedy after tragedy unfolds on our own doorstep here in the UK it becomes a little easier for me to imagine the kind of horror people fleeing war have experienced - the horror they are running from and the horrors they have seen while trying to get their families to safety.
Labelling Criminals As Terrorists Imbues Them With Undeserved Power: They Are Just Isolated, Egotistical Violent Offenders
With the 18th June attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque, we see the latest case of the low-tech murder and maiming of individuals
Britain has faced one of its greatest modern day challenges with two terrorist attacks within two weeks. The things we hold dear in our country - principles of tolerance, respect and love - have all been, in the face of unthinkable destructive acts, challenged.
Cyclists formed long queues to 'squeeze' through the barriers
'We won’t let London Bridge fall down.'
Not only does tending and befriending each other give us the strength to deter threats and comfort each other through the pain of loss, it can also prevent people from becoming radicalised in the first place. Let's face it no-one is born a terrorist: it's a terrible path they come to, often to the great distress of their own relatives.
I have family in Iraq and know how that country has suffered beyond endurance at the hands of Daesh. In the same way that my family, and friends have resisted this scum in Iraq, I will resist them here. In this struggle, I will link arms with imams, rabbis and priests. People of genuine faith and love must find the inner strength to build a wall that Daesh cannot penetrate.
The fund will support people who have been injured, bereaved or traumatised by terror attacks in the UK, helping to alleviate immediate suffering and ensure that victims and their families do not face short-term financial difficulties.
In indicting 'their leader' and her government inter alia for not doing more to combat the threat of terrorism, commentators from Conservative-supporting publications, who would usually loyally tow the party line, are essentially admitting something that they would most likely not admit in relation to any other issue...
'They should have been charged then'.
That took a while.
'How could he possibly be on a Channel 4 programme and be committing atrocities like this?’
We are the ones who feel the full force of a racist backlash each time a terrorist attack happens. We are the ones who are made to feel guilty, on the defensive, anxious that our children will be picked on in the playground, or that our colleagues are whispering behind our backs. We are the ones who are abused, sworn at, spat at, pushed, punched, kicked, beaten and even killed on British streets. Our homes and places of worship are petrol-bombed and have faeces posted through their doors.
'I just did what I had to do.'