Confirmed dead: the woman who embodied multicultural Britain

By Matthew Beard
Published: 14 July 2005

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article299095.ece

Shahara Islam, the British-born woman of Bengali origin described by friends as the embodiment of multicultural Britain, was yesterday added to the list of the 11 confirmed dead in the London bombings.

The 20-year-old from Whitechapel had set out from a dental appointment to the Co-operative Bank in Angel where she worked, but died on the No 30 bus in Tavistock Square.

Born to a devout Muslim family, she attended mosque every Friday, but was also a Westernised young woman who shopped for designer clothes, shoes and handbags. "She would have been filled with anger towards the bombers. She loves London and Britain," said her father, Shamsul.

Other victims of the bus blast were also confirmed yesterday...





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