July 7 2006


Today is the one year anniversary of the London bombings. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. The sad thing is, I wonder how many people even realized this day was coming up? To the British, this is the equivelant of 9/11 (let’s not get in to body counts folks, it was shocking is what I mean), but in the usual bang up way American media outlets do, “It didn’t happen here, so it doesn’t really matter.”

The British are our friends, and we owe them our respect and compassion today, as they have shown us over 9/11. Take a moment today out of your life and think of the 52 innocent British residents who lost their lives in, yet another, senseless terroist attack.

From Wikipedia’s entry:

Liverpool Street/ Aldgate Circle line train: 7 victims and bomber

* Lee Baisden, 34, accountant from Romford (East London)
* Benedetta Ciaccia, 30, business analyst born in Rome and living in Norwich
* Richard Ellery, 21, camera shop worker from Ipswich
* Richard Gray, 24, tax manager from Ipswich with a wife and two children
* Anne Moffat, 48, marketing executive for the Girl Guides from Harlow
* Fiona Stevenson, 29, criminal lawyer from Danbury, Essex
* Carrie Taylor, 24, from Billericay, Essex, who worked for the Royal Society of Arts
* Shehzad Tanweer, 22, bomber

Edgware Road tube station: 6 victims and bomber

* Michael Stanley Brewster, 53, from Derby
* Jon Downey, 34, HR Systems Development Officer of Wolverton, Milton Keynes
* David Foulkes, 22, newspaper trainee from Oldham
* Colin Morley, 52, facilitator and marketing professional from Finchley
* Jennifer Nicholson, 24, from Bristol and the University of Reading
* Laura Webb, 29, of Islington (North London)
* Mohammad Sidique Khan, 30, bomber

Piccadilly line train (King’s Cross St Pancras / Russell Square): 26 victims and bomber

* James Adams, 32, from Peterborough, a Christian Deacon at Breton Baptist Church
* Samantha Badham, 36, from Tottenham, partner of Lee Harris (q.v.)
* Lee Harris, 30, from Tottenham, partner of Samantha Badham (q.v.); died over a week later.
* Phil Beer, 22, hairstylist from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
* Anna Brandt, 42, originally from Poland, of Wood Green (North London)
* Ciaran Cassidy, 22, shopkeeper from Finsbury Park (North London)
* Rachelle Lieng Siong Chung For Yuen, 27, of Mill Hill (North London), originally from Mauritius.
* Elizabeth Daplyn, 26, manager at University College Hospital who was living in Highgate (North London)
* Arthur Edlin Frederick, 60, of Seven Sisters (North London)
* Karolina Glueck, 29, IT consultant, originally from Poland
* Gamze Gunoral, 24, student originally from Turkey living in North London
* Ojara Ikeagwu, 55, social worker from Luton
* Emily Jenkins, 24, office worker from Richmond upon Thames (South West London)
* Adrian Johnson, 37, Burberry product technical manager from Nottinghamshire
* Helen Jones, 28, accountant of Holloway (North London). who grew up near Lockerbie, Scotland.
* Susan Levy, 53, of the village of Newgate Street, Hertfordshire
* Shelley Marie Mather, 26, receptionist with dual New Zealand and Irish nationality living in London
* Michael Matsushita, 37, tour guide born in Vietnam who grew up in The Bronx, New York City, USA
* James Mayes, 28, of Islington (North London)
* Behnaz Mozakka, 47, Iranian biomedical officer from Finchley (North London)
* Mihaela “Michelle” Otto, 37, dental technician from Mill Hill (North London)
* Atique Sharifi, 24, Afghan refugee from the Taleban working in a pizza takeaway
* Ihab Slimane, 19, waiter from Lyon, who moved to Finsbury Park (North London) a couple of months before the attacks.
* Christian “Njoya” Small, advertising worker from Walthamstow (East London)
* Monika Suchocka, 23, accountant from Archway (North London), originally from Poland
* Mala Trivedi
* Jamal (Germaine) Lindsay, 19, bomber

Tavistock Square bus: 13 victims and bomber

* Anthony Fatayi-Williams, 26, an oil executive from Nigeria, grandson of that country’s former Chief Justice
* Jamie Gordon, 30, of Enfield (North London)
* Giles Hart, 55, a BT engineer from Hornchurch (Essex)
* Marie Hartley, 34, of Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire
* Miriam Hyman, 32, picture researcher from Hampstead Garden Suburb (North West London)
* Shahara Akhter Islam, 20, from Plaistow (East London)
* Neetu Jain, 37, Software Developer from Hendon (North London)
* Sam Ly, 28, originally from Melbourne (Australia); died 15 July 2005 in hospital
* Shayanuja Parathasangary, 30, Sri Lankan-born postal worker of Kensal Rise (North London)
* Anat Rosenberg, 39, was an Israeli expatriate.
* Philip Stuart Russell, 29, of Kennington (South London)
* William Wise, 54
* Gladys Wyndowa, 51, a cleaner from Chadwell Heath (East London)
* Hasib Hussain, 18, bomber

Thanks to my friend, Rachel, for the icon.

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