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8 July 2005

Allen Rasek

"I think that anyone would condemn these atrocious acts, no matter which community they belong to. Why did innocent human beings have to be targeted? As a living person, this leaves me deeply shocked.

I am sure this day will stay in people's minds for a long time. You can tell that everybody feels very insecure when travelling. I am glad that I don't have to travel on the tube.

On the other hand, the Islamic government in Iran has done many more horrible things by killing hundred thousands of political prisoners. This is why I haven't returned to my home country since I first came to London to study."

Allen Rasek, 64, is an Iranian case worker at London's Iranian Community Centre.

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