The “We’re not afraid” website is a great idea. Apparently there has been irritation amongst some Spaniards about the fact that the English have not been more emotional in response to the London bombs. After the march 11th attacks here last year over 1,000,000 people took to the streets of Madrid two days later, whereas Londoners just knuckle down and get on with real life again. Both responses are equally valid in my opinion.

One thing that I think we should not forget when we are shocked and repulsed by attacks like this in the west: Attacks on this scale are almost a DAILY occurence in Iraq. Imagine living with that…