Mosque members pray for peace on anniversary of terror bombings


A POIGNANT prayers for peace service at a Bradford mosque marked the tenth anniversary of the July 7 London suicide bombings.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Bradford offered special prayers in its Al Mahdi mosque for peace in the UK.

Bradford-born Shehzad Tanweer, 22, Mohammed Siddique Khan, 30, Jermaine Lindsay, 19, and Hasib Hussain, 18, blew themselves up when they placed bombs on three trains and a bus on July 7, 2005. The disaster killed 52 people and injured more than 700 others.

Dr Mohammed Iqbal, the president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Bradford North, said: “The events of ten years ago were a wake-up call for Britain on the threat of radicalisation.

“We offered a special remembrance service in the wake of 7/7 at our Mosque in Bradford to bring communities together and to show our solidarity as a country.

“It is an important marking point for all communities across the UK.

“As we mark this anniversary it is our heartfelt prayer that we never see another 7/7 in London or anywhere in the world.”

A national minute’s silence took place yesterday, with a service also being held at St Paul’s Cathedral, which was attended by survivors, families of the victims and dignitaries including Prime Minister David Cameron.