Interviewing the only Muslim survivor 7/7 – as extremist bomb plot exposed in court

I’ve covered enough tragedies and disasters at this point to know they don’t always bring out the best in everyone. People are affected in hugely different ways. Sajda Mughal, the only Muslim survivor of the 7/7 bombings, however, totally turned her life around. She went from a job in the city to working with kids at risk from becoming extremists – and working to combat Islamophobia. The bit that struck me most in our interview was her describing how after she had survived the bomb people kept moving away from her and her mum on the tube because her mum wears a headscarf. So it wasn’t just that she was a victim of 7/7, she was seen as perpetrator too, suffering twice over. I interviewed her for the Mirror here.

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