Pictures from London

First of all, you should go read this: ‘She never once cried’

It’s the story of the two in what’s probably the best-known photograph from the London bombings:

burnedfaceglobe.jpg

A project manager for the AOL telecom network, Paul Dadge was two trains behind the targeted train, sitting in Baker Street station, when all passengers were ordered off.

“The intercom said there had been an ‘incident’ at Edgware Road. I thought nothing of it because there are always ‘incidents’ on the Underground.”

And so he started walking, stopping at Edgware Road when he saw “the staggering image of the casualties piling out.

“You’d expect chaos,” he says. “But no one was hysterical. There was almost a calm order about it all.”

Paul Dadge spent a year with the Berkshire fire department and is still on the volunteer list.

“Maybe my first-aid training kicked in, I don’t know, but I just seemed to know what to do.”

Paramedics at the scene provided Dadge with surgical gloves as well as the burn mask he used to bathe and cover Davinia’s face, and provided the dramatic photograph that captured the horror of the terrorist bombings

(Via Michelle Malkin)

I grabbed the pic of the July 8th Globe and Mail front page from the 7/7 Community (formerly London Bomb Blasts) pool at Flickr. Also found there is this one:

notinmynamelondon.jpg

The caption reads

A Muslim in Bahrain expresses his rejection of the London terror attacks. Taken at a candlelight vigil held outside the British Embassy in Bahrain.

And there are more photos from that event here. They were taken and posted by a Bahraini blogger. They are a welcome sight, and we need to see more like it. Many more.

Now, for a little perspective, try Googling for “london bombing” images. Here are the first six (not counting duplicates) at this time:

londonbombing2.jpg

londonbombing5.jpg

Now, it’s very possible that more recent photos will rise to the top as time goes on, and that’s as it should be. But London has taken far worse from far stronger and come through still standing. In that way, Londoners are far more prepared in some ways than New Yorkers, for instance, for this sort of thing. Between the Blitz in the 1940s and the IRA more recently, they’ve proven they’re made of stern stuff.

UPDATE: It occurs to me that these are the sorts of pictures that “disappear” from time to time thanks to the efforts of the enlightened enemies of freedom and peace. I hope that Chan’ad Bahraini doesn’t mind, but I’m going to snag a few more of them and post them here just in case. There are many, many more at Chan’ad Bahraini, so be sure to check it out.

bahrainvigil1.jpg

bahrainvigil2.jpg

bahrainvigil3.jpg

bahrainvigil4.jpg

bahrainvigil5.jpg

bahrainvigil6.jpg

bahrainvigil7.jpg

Remember, go check out the original source of these photos for more (and higher-res) pics of this vigil at the British embassy in Bahrain.

UPDATE 2: Here’s the Bahrain Gulf Daily News’ coverage of the vigil.

National Democratic Action Society chairman Ebrahim Al Sayed said that he expected over 1,000 people to attend the event.

“We denounce in the strongest terms what happened in London. There is no justification whatsoever for the taking of innocent life and no religion can condone it,” he said.

“We call for a campaign against terror but also against poverty, injustice, diseases and intolerance, because we believe that in order to stop terror you have to look at the root causes.”

Comments

  1. Thanks for finding those pictures of the anti-terrorism protest. I hope more people on the right side of the blogosphere see these. I took the liberty of e-mailing Instapundit with a ‘Hey look what Murdoc found’, hope you don’t mind.

  2. Thanks, Brass. I guess it’s really more of a ‘sympathy vigil’ than an ‘anti-terrorism protest’ but it’s a welcome sight. When/if this sort of things draw hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, then we can really start to talk about winning the war on terror. Until that time, we’re really fighting more of a holding action.

  3. Murdoc; Thanks for the link! One thing that I would like to add about this candlelight vigil is that even though it may not have attracted a large gathering; they seem to truly believe in what they are doing. For that I am grateful to them. I am sure 100 percent of the participants are 100 percent sincere in their efforts. I think THAT cannot be said of many of the moonbats and their gatherings. I am reminded of the ‘anti-war’ protests held in New York City before the invasion of Iraq. Many of those there seemed to just want to have a ‘good time.’ The next day I attended a very small PRO-U.S. gathering. It was too small to be given a parade permit. We simply had to disperse afterwards. This pro-U.S. group, I believe based upon my own observations and talking to those from both groups were very sincere in what they were there for. So, I believe the same must be true of this small gathering of Bahrainis; especially since I think they do not have large gatherings on a regular basis outside of the Mosque.

  4. This is great, to finally see Muslims take a public stand against terrorism, rather than seeing some of them dance in the streets. It makes me feel better about the general Muslim population. Would that they would do the same for the terrorist activities in Iraq, and stop blaming Americans for the terrorism there that kills many more Muslims than Americans.