Terror survivors unite to tackle extremism

Victims of terror attacks by Isis, the far right, the IRA and other groups have formed a network that aims to defeat terrorism and support those affected by atrocities

How can we challenge terrorism more effectively? A new network of survivors, and family members who have lost a loved one to terror attacks, aims to ‘end the cycle of hate’. Survivors Against Terror has been founded by survivors and bereaved relatives of people killed by Islamist terrorists, in attacks by far-right extremists and by the IRA.

Sajda Mughal, who was in the next tube carriage to one of the 7/7 bombers in 2015 and has since worked to tackle extremism at the grassroots, said: “I survived the 7/7 London bombings and it changed my life. Survivors Against Terror aims to put the voices of terror survivors at the heart of debates over how to best respond to terrorism and extremism, to fight hatred in all its forms and to support families in telling their own story.”

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The project, which launched in January, also aims to ensure that families of people killed by terrorists receive ‘the support they deserve’.

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