How awful. This kind of thing damages relations between the British government and its Islamic community, whose cooperation they'll need if they're going to fight against the risk of domestic terrorism.
It was only a few days ago when I talked about the best quote in response to the original bombing being from Ken Livingstone. Well, this time he's got the worst quote:
"This tragedy has added another victim to the toll of deaths for which the terrorists bear responsibility."
Um... Ken?! Don't you think his death might've had something to do with the fact that the police unloaded five bullets into him at point blank range, rather than arresting him? Or how about the mayor who signed off on the unconditional use of lethal force? Or perhaps the Prime Minister who pissed off the Islamic terrorists by helping invade and occupy Iraq?
I'm not saying the terrorists weren't partially responsible, but realistically, they're no higher than third on the list for this fiasco. Stop blaming the terrorists for government violations of people's rights, 'k?! One does not justify the other... *especially* when police go around popping civilians.
The only good thing that could possibly come of this mess would be if they were to use the incidents to create another season of "Prime Suspect". Where's Jane Tennison when you need her?!