Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has sent his condolences to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the British people after yesterday’s multiple attacks on London.
“On behalf of the Syrian people and myself, we denounce these awful actions that we condemn and strongly refuse,” he said yesterday.
The attacks went to the heart of London’s Lebanese community. One of the four bombs went off on a train at Edgware Road Underground station, in the heart of London’s Arab community – Edgware Road is lined with Lebanese restuarants and cafes. 37 people are confirmed dead. More reporting here.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair says the bombers “acted in the name of Islam” – that dangerous statement may bring trouble in the direction of Britain’s large Muslim community – some from Syria and many from Lebanon. There isn’t even any evidence pointing to possible purpetrators yet.