reply to post by WilsonWilson
To be honest I do get rather fed up with the constant comparisions between radical Islamists and Christians/EDL/BNP or whatever. Its not those groups
that are bombing beheading stoning and demanding their own schools housing and laws!! So why even compare?
The West is classed as a Christian West
Whilst I agree wholeheartedly with the anti discrimination laws, and feel initially they were a damn good idea, its gone way too far the other way now
and is causing serious resentment...
Irish republican attacks during "the Troubles"
In many cases telephoned warnings were given about bombs due to explode, identified as genuine by the use of a code word. In some cases the warning
gave the wrong location, or did not give enough time to evacuate the area. Hoax calls, intended to cause disruption, were often made.
8 March 1973: The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) conducted its first operation in England, planting four car bombs in London. Two of the
car bombs were defused: a fertilizer bomb in a car outside the Post Office in Broadway and the BBC's armed forces radio studio in Dean Stanley
Street. Howerver, the other two exploded, one near the Old Bailey and the other at Ministry of Agriculture off Whitehall. As a result of the
explosions one person was killed and almost 200 people were injured. Ten members of the IRA unit, including Gerry Kelly, Dolours Price and Marian
Price, were arrested at Heathrow Airport trying to leave the country.
24 December 1973: The Provisional IRA left two packages which exploded almost simultaneously in the late evening on Christmas Eve. One was in the
doorway of the North Star public house, at the junction of College Crescent and Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, which exploded injuring six people, and
the other exploded on the upstairs verandah of the nearby Swiss Cottage Tavern where an unspecified number of people were injured.
5 January 1974: Two bombs exploded within three minutes of each other. The first at Madame Tussauds, the second during the Boat Show at Earls
Court Exhibition Centre. Police confirmed a telephone warning had been given shortly before both explosions allowing evacuations at both sites and
there were no fatalities or injuries reported. It was later confirmed the devices had been planted by the IRA.
17 June 1974: A bomb exploded at the Houses of Parliament in London, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.
17 July 1974: An explosion in the Tower of London left one person dead and 41 injured. This was the second bomb in London on this day. At 0430 BST
there was an explosion at government buildings in Balham, South London. Nobody was injured in the morning blast but there was substantial damage to
7 November 1974: An off-duty soldier and a civilian were killed when a bomb was thrown through the window of the Kings Arms pub in Woolwich, and
28 people were injured.
21 December 1974: A bomb was defused in Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, London. A second bomb was defused in the King's Arms public
house in Warminster, Wiltshire.
28 August 1975: Seven people were injured when a bomb exploded in Oxford Street, London, outside the south-east corner of Selfridges store. A
telephone warning was issued to The Sun newspaper five minutes before the explosion.
5 September 1975: Two people were killed and 63 injured when an IRA bomb exploded in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in London.
3 November 1975: Several people injured by a car bomb in Connaught Square, London W2.
6–12 December 1975: Four IRA members held two people hostage in the Balcombe Street Siege.
27 March 1976: A bomb placed by the Provisional IRA exploded in a litter bin at the top of an escalator in a crowded exhibition hall, Earl's
Court. 20,000 people were attending the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition at the time. 70 were injured, 4 people lost limbs.
30 March 1979: Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave was killed as he left the House of Commons car park by a car bomb planted by the
Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) in 1979.
10 October 1981: a bomb blast on Ebury Bridge Road next to Chelsea Barracks kills two people and injures 39.
26 October 1981: a bomb planted by the IRA in a Wimpy Bar on Oxford Street kills Kenneth Howorth, the Metropolitan Police explosives officer who
is attempting to defuse it.
20 July 1982: Two bombs in Hyde Park and Regent's Park, London by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 11 members of the Household
Cavalry and the Royal Green Jackets. Seven horses are also killed.
17 December 1983: Harrods was bombed by the IRA. Six people were killed (including three police officers) and 90 wounded during Christmas
shopping at the West London department store. (See Harrods bombing)
16 May 1990: Wembley IRA detonate a bomb underneath a minibus killing Sgt Charles Chapman (The Queen's Regiment) and injuring another soldier. No
one was ever convicted of Sgt Chapman's murder.
20 July 1990: London Stock Exchange, the IRA detonated a large bomb at the London Stock Exchange causing massive damage.
7 February 1991: Mortar attack on 10 Downing Street
18 February 1991: A bomb explodes in Paddington Station, damaging the building's roof but causing no casualties. Three hours later another bomb
explodes at Victoria Station. One man is killed and 38 people injured.
10 January 1992: Small device exploded. No injuries, Whitehall Place, London SW1.
28 February 1992: A bomb explodes at London Bridge station injuring 29 people.
10 April 1992: Baltic Exchange bombing: A large bomb explodes outside 30 St Mary Axe in the City of London. The bomb was contained in a large
white truck and consisted of a fertiliser device wrapped with a detonation cord made from Semtex. It killed three people: Paul Butt, aged 29, Baltic
Exchange employee Thomas Casey, aged 49, and 15-year old Danielle Carter. Several people were critically or severely injured. The bomb also caused
damage to surrounding buildings (many of which were further damaged by a second bomb the following year). The bomb caused £800 million worth of
damage—£200 million more than the total damage costs resulting from all 10,000 previous explosions that had occurred relating to the Troubles in
Northern Ireland. A new skyscraper was built on the site of the previous historic building.
11 April 1992: A large bomb explodes underneath the A406 flyover at Staples Corner, causing serious damage to roads and nearby buildings including
a B&Q DIY store and causing the closure of the junction. The blast was large enough to be felt many miles away.
12 October 1992: A device exploded in the gentlemen's toilet of the Sussex Arms public house in Covent Garden, killing one person and injuring
16 November 1992: the IRA planted a bomb at Canary Wharf in the Docklands. The device was spotted by security guards and was deactivated safely.