One thing I always loved about Arab people is their culture. They have the innocence of Children yet the tenacity of hope. Unlike us, very cynical brits.
On the corner of Edgware Rd and Sussex Gardens London W2 during the 2000’s Abdur Razak from Libya was always on this corner defending Islam. It was a summer mission post for Christians to offer free resources to the Arabs and it became a great place to exchange thoughts and religious ideas.
As the Christians had set up a book stall, Muslims set up their own table to defend Islam right next to it.
He went on to preach at Speakers Corner every Sunday but his voice changed after an operation.
After the 2006 tube bombings, the tables vanished. The picture shows that large empty space. In these covid years its unlikely they will ever return.
I never knew what happend to Abdur Razak, maybe someone can tell me.