The only Muslim survivor of the July 7 London bombings has urged Britain to stand together against Islamophobia — in the way it does against terrorism — before the 10th anniversary of the attacks tomorrow.
Sajda Mughal, now a mother-of-two from north London and a Jan Trust anti-radicalisation awareness campaigner, said yesterday that she suffered death threats and online abuse because of her faith.
At 22, she believed she was going to die on a derailed Tube carriage after Germaine Lindsay, 19, detonated a bomb on the Piccadilly line between King’s Cross and Russell Square.
It was the first suicide bombing in Britain.
She said: “Extremism, to some degree, is fuelled by Islamophobia. Young Muslims are telling us first hand they have experienced it or their family has and that is making them feel alienated and that leaves some vulnerable to radicalisation.”