Friends, Strangers, Citizens? Life in Britain post 7/7
Source: South Asian Development Partnership – See below for details.
Video clips and support materials from this online resource set offer a
thoughtful exploration of the events of '7/7', the London transport
bombings. Through 'vox pop' video in five short sections, the voices of
British Muslims, community leaders, and young people comment on:
Each video section is 5-6 minutes in length, ideal for starting
discussion and opening up some big ideas about cohesion and the
prevention of violent extremism. Key themes explored include the threat
of terror, the role of religion, multiculturalism and freedom of
- What happened on 7/7?
- Is religion the problem or the solution?
- Is multi-culturalism dead?
- Freedom of speech vs respect?
- What kind of Britain do we want?
The video clips include:
- issues of racism and cohesion without ignoring their religious
dimensions. The references to Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and other
teachings from faith are clear.
- a useful exploration of the varied meanings of 'jihad'.
- many Muslims speaking for peace in ways that repudiate suicide
bombings – an invaluable 'counter' to a predominant media terrorist
|Links across other subjects within resource
Citizenship: 1.3 Identities and
diversity: living together in the UK – Exploring the diverse national,
regional, ethnic and religious cultures, groups and communities in the
UK and the connections between them.