During her tenure here Dymphna wrote repeatedly about the strange lack of commemorative attention that the anniversaries of the 7/7 bombings in London have received in the UK.
There may have been a significant observance on the first anniversary, but from the second onwards the date passed each year with scant public acknowledgement. I don’t know what the British media are saying today; perhaps our readers in the UK can provide their observations. I think I saw a news headline about the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan (no relation to Mohammad Sidique Khan, one of the bombers), laying a wreath at the memorial in Hyde Park.
For those who were too young at the time, or have forgotten: today is the fifteenth anniversary of the series of coordinated Islamic terror attacks on public transportation in London on July 7, 2005. The bombs went off during the morning rush hour, killing fifty-two people in addition to the mujahideen who carried out the attacks. Hundreds of others were wounded.
The atrocities were perpetrated by Mohammad Sidique Khan, Hasib Hussain, Germaine Lindsay, and Shehzad Tanweer, giving the incident a Mohammed Coefficient of 25%.
Readers can look at conditions in London and the UK today and decide for themselves whether the 7/7 attacks made Britons wake up and smell the halal coffee. Personally, I think the surname of the mayor of London tells us all we need to know.