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Terrorists already winning?

One lunchtime my wife and I were celebrating the decision to give London the 2012 Olympics. The next lunchtime we were stunned to hear the terrible news of the London terrorist attacks. Our hearts went out to those involved and those who had lost loved ones.

John Benton

In the space of one hour, four bombs went off on Thursday July 7. Three were on the Underground and one in a double-decker red London bus. Hundreds of people were injured and at least 50 are dead. Police have made unexpectedly quick progress in their investigation, and it is now believed the attacks were carried out by extremist Muslim young men, mostly from Leeds, who acted as suicide bombers.