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Statement issued on 7 July 2005, the day of the London terrorist attack

7/7 bombing

Stop the War Coalition unequivocally condemns today's terrorist attacks on the people of London.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. There can be no justification for such attacks.

We urge everyone to resist any attempts which may be made to use these crimes to stir up anti-Muslim hysteria or attack the Muslim population of this country.

We emphasise the importance of solidarity, peace and justice as our guiding principles in addressing the crisis scarring the world today, of which today's bombings are a dreadful manifestation.

It is clearer than ever that the "war on terror" in which Britain has been so heavily involved has not, in fact, made the world safer from terrorism.  

Britain's security services warned Tony Blair two years ago that a war on Iraq would make such attacks more likely. That warning has been tragically borne out today.

Source: Stop the War Coalition