FEBRUARY FLASHBACK: ‘Become a Suicide Bomber’ Posters Appear Across London

In February posters began to pop up throughout London urging Londoners to become “suicide bombers.”

This takes on new significance in the wake of the terror attack in the city this week.

The Telegraph reported: Posters urging Londoners to become “suicide bombers” have been appearing at bus stops across the capital.

On first glance the posters appear to be unusually-worded recruitment advertisements for the Royal Navy; they feature the naval force’s branding, and the text directs people to the website royalnavy.org.uk for information about joining the crew of a nuclear submarine.

“The crew of our nuclear submarines are on a suicide mission,” the posters claims. “To launch their missiles means death is certain, not just for them, but for the millions of innocent people those bombs will obliterate, and for the rest of us too.”

They were conceived as a protest against Britain’s nuclear weapons programme, Cullen telling the Telegraph: “The inspiration for the project came from finding out that the crew of a nuclear submarine would not survive the deployment of Trident.

“I’d never heard this discussed before. When we think about Trident we don’t tend to imagine the crew out on a suicide mission.

“It struck me as another example of the ethical double standard we have in the West when it comes to which types of violence we condemn.

“We see terrorist suicide bombers as depraved, which they undoubtedly are, but we don’t see our own depravity in building and operating nuclear suicide bombs that have the potential to murder millions and end human civilisation in the space of an afternoon.”

Talk about odd and just flat out inappropriate, posters like this will now come into serious question with the recent deadly London attacks.

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