Thought for the Day: On the London Bombings


24293450_c08101a2c0_London-BombingsOn the 7th of July, 2005, four Islamic terrorists committed suicide bombings, targeting the London transport system. They killed 52 people and wounded more than 770. The bombings took place a day after the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI) was agreed to at the G8 summit, hosted by Tony Blair in Gleneagles, Scotland, at which they announced the 100% cancellation of multilateral debt owed by Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC).

Clearly, terrorism has nothing to do with poverty.

A little over 11 years after the London Bombings, a Muslim was elected mayor of London. A little over 7 years after the 9/11 attack on the United States, a Muslim was elected President of the United States.

Photo by Nicholas Shanks