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7/7 Bombings: 10-Year Anniversary of London Terrorist Tragedy

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Jul 2015 09:47 AM

The 7/7 terrorist bombings in London that occurred 10 years ago across the public transport system and killed 52 people were commemorated by a moment of silence on Tuesday morning at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Hyde Park as the victims’ families, friends, and supporters gathered together to remember.

Four al Qaida-inspired suicide bombers killed themselves, as well as 52 others, while injuring approximately 700 others in three transport trains in the Tube and a bus in central London during the morning rush-hour, according to Reuters. The attacks began less than 24 hours after the Olympics announced that London would host the 2012 Summer Games.

Because Britain is currently experiencing the second-highest alert level of “severe” for the likelihood of militant terrorist attacks, Prime Minister David Cameron plans to put new laws into place that combat extremism among the 2.8 million Muslims in Britain and allowing security services to exercise extra surveillance powers, Reuters noted.

Sajda Mughal, 33, was on a train in which 26 people were killed and 340 were injured during the 7/7 bombings, according to ABC News. She was awarded the prestigious Order of the British Empire this year for her non-profit organization, Jan Trust, which educates Muslim women who are concerned that their sons are being radicalized by Muslim extremists.

“I wanted to know who had brainwashed these four men, with a wrong ideology, and why,” Mughal, who is a Muslim, told ABC News. “I couldn't accept that they had done this because I know that in the Koran it says that killing an innocent person is like killing humanity.”

The main service for the 7/7 remembrance took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, where petals were dropped from the dome as the victim’s names were read aloud, according to Reuters. At the Hyde Park memorial, the survivors and the victims’ families were joined by Prince William for the minute of silence.

In addition to the services, London Tube commuters “walked together” to honor those killed on their morning commute 10 years earlier, according to Yahoo News. Many posted pictures on Twitter to help pay their tributes:









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The 7/7 terrorist bombings in London that occurred 10 years ago across the public transport system and killed 52 people were commemorated by a moment of silence on Tuesday morning at St. Paul’s Cathedral and Hyde Park as the victims’ families, friends, and supporters gathered together to remember.
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