US Cuts 7/7 Dance
Here is a still from Akram Khan's sensitive ballet about loss, showing the boy's emotional return to his "father". If you're one of the 40.7m Americans who watched NBC's version of the BBC coverage of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, you won't have seen this beautiful dance sequence, which also featured the faces of the 52 people who were murdered in the Islamic terrorist attack in London on 7 July 2005. NBC has given two feeble excuses for this insult. It claims it didn't know the dance referred to 7/7. That is a lie, because a one minute silence was called for. Its anchor man came up with the equally insulting comment that it didn't include the Munich massacre. This was British history, you fathead, not German history or Olympic history, and the 7/7 attack is as important to us as is the 9/11 attack on New York. Akram Khan is upset his tribute to victims of the London bombings wasn't shown in the US (CLICK) and I am disgusted with NBC's dishonesty and cavalier attitude toward London's victims.