And I was going to talk about Live 8 in Edinburgh today, well I will do later on...
Never in my life before have I had to text so many friends and aquaintences (those who live and/or work in London) and ask if they are safe, and likewise receive one or two texts myself, asking if I am in London and alright. It was all somewhat slightly unnerving.
What has happened today was, and it goes without saying, barbaric, cowardly, and just pure evil. If, as it is likely, it is Al Queida, then they have probably timed this attack to coincide with the G8 summit in Edinburgh. They will also realise, no matter how long it takes, that they will not panic London into submission, nor will their ultimate aims succeed. What these people do is not pro Islamic, nor is it in the name of democratic or religious freedom. What they do is out of fear and paranoia and out of their leaders own psychotic bloodlust. Would Osama Bin Laden ever volunteer for a suicide bombing mission?
What must be done now is to pray for all concerned, and to do, and co'operate with all that is practically necessary to help get London running normally again.