A Muslim artist has sparked outrage with his terror portrait that shows four angels flying above the bombed-out number 30 bus – the same number of Al Qaeda terrorists who took part in the 7/7/05 atrocity which left 52 commuters dead and maimed hundreds more on London’s transport network.
Undhimmi – Also seen are scores of ghostly souls shooting from the bus, which was travelling through Tavistock Square when it was devastated by suicide bomber Hasib Hussain. The artist has also used photo trickery to write the message ‘Outright terror… bold and brilliant’ on the side of the bus.
Sickeningly, the £3,500 artwork, called Age of Shiva, is on display just one mile from where the 13 innocent commuters were killed as they travelled on the bus through central London.
The artist behind the 7/7 picture, Mark Sinckler (right), has claimed his intention was to ’shock’ but John Falding, whose partner Anat Rosenberg (right) died in the Tavistock Square attack, said the artwork was ‘unnecessary’ and ‘upsetting’.
The first of the four bomb attacks that day started was around 8.50am on a Circle Line train travelling between Liverpool Street and Aldgate, the second explosion was on another Circle Line train which had just left Edgware Road on the way to Paddington and the third of the Tube attacks happened on a Piccadilly Line train travelling between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square.
As well as the 52 deaths from the bombings, more than 700 people were injured in the attacks, which were carried out by Hassib, Mohammed Sidique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer and Jermain Lindsay.
The artist behind the offensive black and white print, ex-Tube graffitist Mark Sinckler, 40, has said: ‘I want to shock.’