The first apparent example of what Christopher Hitchens called “bloody foolishness” that he hoped Britons would be too civilized for following the London attacks. From Pakistan’s Daily Times, July 15:
Pakistani shot dead
LONDON: Pakistani national Kamal Raza Butt was killed in a suspected racial attack in Nottingham, said police on Tuesday. Butt died on Sunday, three days after the London bombings, and the attack was “being investigated as a racially-aggravated incident,” said a Nottinghamshire Police, adding that six youths arrested on Monday were in custody and being questioned. Muslim Council of Britain spokesman Inayat Bunglawala linked Butt’s death to Thursday’s terrorist attacks. Butt (48) had been staying in Nottingham with a friend, said police, adding that he was assaulted shortly after he left a neighbourhood shop.