Ahead of this week's anniversary revelations that the lead killer on 7/7/05, Mohammed Sidique Khan, visited Israel in 2003 for a one-day trip, two-weeks before a suicide bomb attack at Mike's Place, in Tel Aviv, claim any links to Khan were not addressed.
The two British men who carried out the deadly Tel Aviv attack were known to Khan; the men, Asif Hanif and Omar Sharif, became Britain's first suicide bombers.
A series of extensive investigations into the 7/7 attacks reportedly failed to investigate any such links to Khan.
Following Sky News revelations the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Keith Vaz, has confirmed he will write to the Home Secretary seeking an explanation.
From as early as 2001 Khan had been on the radar of intelligence agents in the UK but in the initial post 9/11 period that must have been true of many individuals.
The Metropolitan Police were asked whether the information provided to the BBC in 2006 by Kursheed Fiaz, regarding the links between Khan and the Mike's Place bombers, was followed-up or formed part of their post-7/7 accounts of Khan's background. In a written response a spokesperson said "we are not prepared to discuss the questions you put to us". Sky News
7/7 is one of those moments in history. Working on a cardiology ward at an NHS hospital the news was relayed via a television in the patient lounge. We were all drawn to the terrible scenes playing out in London with a sense of 'what next'.
Rolling 24/7 news etches events such as 7/7, 9/11 and the series of terror attacks across three continents June 26, 2015, on your brain but does such coverage lead to more copycat attacks and does it desensitise us all to the real pain and suffering?
It is right we remember such attacks but in marking them we perhaps inadvertently please and play to the terrorists.
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