Posted a few days after the bombing, before I knew it was a suicide bomb and I'll pick up on this later, because I've been thinking about it since.
'The murderers wanted to have the effect of people being scared to go in buses and trains. They wanted tourists not to come, people to be scared, terrorised. That is the aim of terrorism, to cause terror. Most of London couldn't see the bombs as they were underground, the bus I think was there to provide a TV-friendly moment of carnage, pictures to drive the message home, the iconic red bus in bits, and the immediate selfish thought 'but that happens in Baghdad, not London'.
Well the murderous death-fetishists can fuck off. How they think frightening people is going to lead to the achievement of their aims of an Islamic Fundementalist state? They know it won't. It can however work to their advantage by stirring up race and faith hatred, and thus recruiting more nihilistic young fools to their death-cult. The best way to defeat them is thus to go to work on the tube, to dress and work how I want as a woman, to enjoy the rich social life that London offers, to have no fear of other cultures or creeds, but only to be wary of the hate-filled, the nihilstic, the furiously angry who won't listen or enagage. By which last I mean fundementalist anyone; not just Death-cult 'Muslims'. Frothing right wingers, implacable Born-Agains, 'fuckthapoliceandpoliticians' anarchists, the whole fucking lot. Don't presume that you fight your 'cause', your 'wars' for me and others on that train.
You don't. I want life, not death, peace, not war, multiculture not monoculture, multitheism not monotheism, and the police and tube staff and emergency services to be left alone to do their jobs without dealing with idiots. Good. I feel better for saying that.'