MCB Reiterates Its Call for a 7/7 Independent Public Inquiry

11 May 2006

Following today’s publication of a report by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) and the Home Office ‘narrative’ of the July 7 bombings, the Muslim Council of Britain is reiterating its call for the government to hold a full public inquiry.

`The publication of these two reports today cannot replace the need to hold an independent and robust public inquiry into the terrible events of July 7 2005. Given the enormity of the atrocities committed on July 7th, together with an understandable desire on the part of many of the families of the victims of that terrible day for a full explanation of what happened and why, we believe it is absolutely imperative that an independent public inquiry be held at the earliest’, said Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain.

The MCB notes that holding a public inquiry was also among the key recommendations put forward by the seven Muslim Working Groups established by the Home Office in the immediate aftermath of the July bombings.