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Mommym24 Thu 28-Jul-16 08:20:15

Are the recent terror attacks stopping you going places you used to go. Personally I used to love a trip to London but now I would just worry something was going to happen. I can't believe it's got to this angry

TheoriginalLEM Thu 28-Jul-16 08:21:59

Sadly yes they are sad i suffer from anxiety though. I now avoid crowds whenever i can but honestly don't feel safe anywhere.

thenewaveragebear1983 Thu 28-Jul-16 08:24:13

Yes. I know it shouldn't and lots of people will come on here and say that it's giving them what they want etc and you're more likely to die in x,y,z manner. But I will not be taking my kids through airports in the near future and wouldn't go to major cities unless avoidable. We were discussing our bi-annual French holiday last night and I don't think we'll be doing that next year either. It's a scary world right now and it makes me very anxious.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 28-Jul-16 08:26:49

I know, it's sad. Maybe we've been lucky to have had peace for so long and no worry, but this situation is only going to get worse.

I still go up to London but am much more aware of the people around me, and take taxis rather than the tube.

I'm wary of shopping in big malls. And I wouldn't chose to holiday in Germany or France right now.

I do still shop, and I do still holiday, but the terrorism threat has made me change my behaviour, even if that's 'letting them win'.

Brokenbiscuit Thu 28-Jul-16 08:28:27

No, not really. I do find it scary, and it does make me pause for thought, but really, an attack could happen anywhere. I'm not going to stop doing what I want to do.

Mommym24 Thu 28-Jul-16 08:31:51

I understand some people may think I'm letting them win but to be fair what could I do to stop them? The only thing I can think is try to protect myself and dc

BluePitchFork Thu 28-Jul-16 08:36:46

no. I live in a big city.
I will keep on going as before.

FarAwayHills Thu 28-Jul-16 08:38:19

No - when it comes to everyday life I carry on as normal. Yes - when it comes to deciding whether or not to take my DCs somewhere like London for a day out. It's just mother hen in overdrive. Totally illogical because anything could happen anywhere and as the old saying goes you are more likely to be run over by a bus.

Maybebabybee Thu 28-Jul-16 08:40:05

I live in London. Not much choice to not go there!!!

I doubt it will be London hit next, it will be a smaller place I think.

Mommym24 Thu 28-Jul-16 11:13:16

Yes I would not like to live in a big city. I guess we have just been lucky up until now

dobbythefuckingjizzelf Thu 28-Jul-16 11:19:59

I am just carrying on as normal

But then I am a miserable twat who doesn't like crowds, or town centres anyway

Lumpylumperson Thu 28-Jul-16 11:26:31

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mrsglowglow Thu 28-Jul-16 11:36:19

Sadly this is making me think before taking my kids to certain places. I know it's highly unlikely to affect us though. I lived through the IRA campaign in London and the more recent terrorist bombs but these latest attacks have unnerved me.

mrsglowglow Thu 28-Jul-16 11:53:31

Saying that we live in London so everyday life has to go on. Thinking about it it's the church attack that has made me feel as though nowhere is safe.

allthemadmen Thu 28-Jul-16 14:38:33

I said on another thread without DC in tow I would be more gung ho, but its stressful going anywhere with them anyway let alone trying to run or hide from attacker.

I am going to London with them, but will be wary of typically touristy places, will be as vigilant as possible, we are going abroad to continent, same sort of thing, wont be sitting in main squares...

yes its bloody appalling its come to this. Utterly appalling.

LastGirlOnTheLeft Thu 28-Jul-16 14:43:26

When I heard about the Church attack I was really upset - my parish chapel is one of my favourite, most peaceful places on earth. For a moment I imagined it NOT being like that, and even being scared to go, but I will never allow those vicious thugs to stop me practicing the faith I love and spending time with Jesus in the place I love.

Bestthingever Thu 28-Jul-16 14:44:15

Recent attacks have unfortunately been so random and unpredictable it makes me think there is no point in avoiding the obvious places for an attack.

ProfessorPreciseaBug Sat 30-Jul-16 03:57:09

It seems we are moving into a new type of idiot scum tactic. Identifying a disillusioned and disaffected person and winding them up into believing they are part of some great idea if they go out and kill a load of innocent people.

There are disaffected people in every community. They are very difficult to identify from the crowd. In short we have a security nightmare for as long as someone somewhere is claiming to be part of a so called caliphate seeking to establish sharia.,

The only upside is that whilst the attacks make headlines, the actual numbers are tiny. And yes you are more likely to suffer a road traffic accident than a terrorist attack... Yet you still drive to the shops.... or walk along a road where cars drive past you.

Longlost10 Sat 30-Jul-16 04:08:02

well, I live in London, as do 8.6 million other people, so if a terrrist killed someone here the chances that it would be me or someone I know are minuscule

Every terrorist death is a cowardly murder by evil fools who will be going straight to hell, but the numbers are minute, in comparison to deaths from obesity, road accidents etc.

It would make more sense to be afraid of sugar, or getting in a cr.

recall Sun 31-Jul-16 02:26:17

My Mum cancelled her trip of a lifetime to Australia to celebrate her 70th Birthday 10 days before she was due to fly out. She was nervous about it due to watching the Threat Levels rise and rise during the preceding year. She was gutted and very embarrassed because we all said to stop being silly, but she'd made her mind up. The day she was due to land in Sydney was 15.12.14, the day of the hostage crisis in the Lindt cafe. Her Hotel was just two streets away.

That freaked me out. I'm so glad she wasn't out there on her own with that shit going on.

I was a bit nervous about our family holiday in central London last Summer, but once we were there it didn't cross my mind at all.

banned Sun 31-Jul-16 02:47:43

Ok. Long time lurker but felt compelled to post. I think if anyone changes their behaviour or travel plans or whatever then that is a sign of terror winning? I live in a city and regularly travel to London, in fact was on the same tube line at the same time as one of the 7/7 attacks last year, 10 years on. I would be a liar if I said I wasn't shitting it. But in my opinion we cannot let terror take hold, and if that means avoiding places then it has won.

Just5minswithDacre Sun 31-Jul-16 02:49:14

Well yes and no.

I haven't been on the tube for about four years (I'm a Londoner but just as close to overground as tube), purely because of my own preference that if i am going to be caught in something I'd much, much rather not be stuck underground for it.

I'm having second thoughts about ferries after a trip this month, too, but I'm not hysterical about it.

I avoid (a very few ) certain places especially at certain times and wouldn't make a beeline for big public events just at the moment.

But other than that mixture of rational and semi-rational personal choices, you have to live your life. Anyway, there's still plenty you can do that doesn't involve heading to where the crowds are.

In the end, if you're unlucky, you're unlucky. The price you'd have to pay to eliminate risk entirely would be too much. I like theatre, museums, foreign cities. I love sharing those things with the DC. I like that they love those things. I'm glad I've taught them caution but I don't want to transmit fear to them.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 31-Jul-16 02:53:58

No. I'm 27, living another 60 years is pretty much a given for my generation and I sure as fuck am not living a small life based on the behaviour of a bunch of militant fuckwits.

Do I feel anxious about the whole situation? Yes, yes I do.

Trashbox Sun 31-Jul-16 03:02:51

I haven't changed my behavior, but I a much more anxious. Every 'bang' makes me jump. sad

mimishimmi Sun 31-Jul-16 04:30:57

No .... the threat is real but it's a concocted one with funding and training from many sources, including Western countries and Saudi Arabia. Many of us come from backgrounds where we've been targeted in the past for not being the 'right sort'. We're way more afraid of the 'solution' types who get into authority - they try to enslave everyone^^ by funding and arming this crap in the first place so they have an excuse to go after their perceived enemies. They are trying to set us up for a repeat of WW2.

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