Terror-attack survivor Rob Halligan was interviewed on the BBC
MIDLANDS singer/songwriter Rob Halligan was interviewed by Jeremy Vine
live on Radio Two after the terror attacks on London. Halligan was
interviewed as someone who had experienced first hand the effects of
terrorism, having lost his father in the 9/11 attack of the Twin
Towers. The interview began with Vine asking Halligan how he felt. A
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"Shocked, like many people. You feel
frustratingly helpless. The day obviously brought back 9/11 for me as
it would have done for many others, including those affected by
Madrid, Bali and other events."
"You have a particular way of
looking at this though," Vine continued.
"I'm a Christian and
I've had to work things through. Jesus said we should love our enemies
which is hard but as a Christian I have to look at that."
saying we should forgive them?"
"It's a tough one but if those
responsible for the way we retaliate profess to be Christian they
should bear that in mind. If we're going to have Christian memorial
services then we need to think about these things as well."