Mosque leaders have condemned yesterday’s “vile” terror attack in London. Qari Asim, MBE, Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque, said: “We must be clear that those who take innocent lives are not following the teachings of any religion and have no regard for any religion or humanity.“These depraved terrorists are not following a path to paradise, as the taking of a single innocent life is considered in Islam as being akin to the killing of the whole of humanity.“This vile attack is an attack on all of us, regardless of race or religion. We must stand united against such extreme, evil and distorted ideologies and work together to defeat terrorism in all its forms.“The aim of terrorist attacks such as these is to divide communities and incite hatred amongst people of different beliefs and backgrounds. We have already seen vile opportunists using the victims of the Westminster terrorist attack to spread anti-Muslim hatred. I urge communities to remain … [Read more...] about Mosque leaders condemn “vile” terror attack
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ON THE morning of July 7, 2005, sick suicide bombers targeted innocent people on their way to work in central London with a series of coordinated attacks. Here we look back at the atrocity, which was the first ever Islamic suicide attack on British soil. What happened in the 7/7 London bombings? A group of three suicide bombers set off from Leeds, West Yorkshire, at about 4am in a hired Nissan Micra and drove to Luton, Bedfordshire, to meet their fourth accomplice on July 7, 2005. The gang then travelled by train into central London carrying rucksacks packed full of explosives and arrived at London King's Cross station at 8.23am. Three of the men, Mohammad Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Germaine Lindsay, entered the Underground and boarded separate trains. Ringleader Khan got into the second carriage of a westbound Circle line train heading towards Paddington and detonated his device close to the second set of double doors at Edgware Road just before 8.50am. Tanweer boarded an … [Read more...] about What happened in the 7/7 bombings, how many victims were there in the London terror attack and who were the bombers?
News / UK by Press Association 05/07/2018, 5:29 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A teenager who underwent more than 70 hours of surgery following the Manchester terror attack was given a rousing round of applause after telling a service at Westminster Abbey she owed her life to the doctors and nurses who treated her. The event, attended by health leaders and NHS staff of the past and present, was one of a series of celebrations taking place to mark 70 years since the health service was founded. Freya Lewis, 15, who had to learn to walk again after she was caught up in last year’s atrocity, told the 2,200-strong congregation: “I don’t have the words to express how grateful I am to all the amazing staff who cared for me. “I’m only alive and here today because of the incredible care I received.” Miss Lewis, who was treated at the Royal Manchester … [Read more...] about Manchester terror attack victim ‘owes her life to NHS’
JUSTGIVING could be banned from making profits on donations for victims of terror attacks, under plans put forward by a leading MP on Thursday. The fundraising site automatically takes five per cent of all donations made through its website. This means it has pocketed a whopping £277,000 from the £5.5 million of donations made through its site to victims’ families and survivors of the Manchester Arena terror attack that killed 22 last year. And it raked in £16,700 from the £334,908 raised in the wake of the London Bridge atrocity - helping victims and Borough Market traders whose businesses were hit by the attack. Labour MP Neil Coyle said it was time to end sites like JustGiving “profiting from terrorism”. He vowed to fight JustGiving’s five per cent commission after The Sun revealed how the site had pocketed £200,000 from Grenfell Tower donations. Mr Coyle will today try to amend the Government’s Counter-Terrorism Bill currently … [Read more...] about MP bids to stop JustGiving charity site profiting from terror attacks by taking five per cent of all donations
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 July 2018 Jon King 7/7 terror attack survivor Sudhesh Dahad speaks to sixth form students at Swanlea School in Whitechapel. Pic: KEN MEARS Archant A survivor of one Britain’s deadliest terror attacks has shared his story with school pupils almost 13 years to the day his life changed forever. Sudhesh Dahad talking to students at Swanlea School about surviving the 7/7 attacks in London. Sudhesh Dahad had just squeezed onto the front carriage of a Picadilly Line train at King’s Cross Station on his way to work when a bomb exploded on July 7 2005. Mr Dahad – speaking to about 50 sixth form students from Swanlea School in Brady Street, Whitechapel yesterday – said he heard a popping sound before it went dark. “I didn’t know what was going on. My first thought was that I was dreaming or having a nightmare. Then it felt like some kind of after-life and we had gone to heaven or hell. “All you could see were lights from … [Read more...] about 7/7 survivor shares story with Whitechapel students ahead of terror attack’s 13th anniversary