The region's first Asian councillor last night said the people who committed the attacks on London should be "hanged".
Dr Jagjit Singh Taunque, now deputy lord lieutenant of the West Midlands, said watching the horror unfold had convinced him capital punishment should be re-introduced.
One of the region's most senior community leaders, the 71-year-old launched a vicious attack on those who he said were trying to create "a nuisance in this society".
"This is a most shameful, disgusting and inhumane terrorist attack," he said.
"These attacks force me to think that capital punishment must be brought back to this country and those who did this attack must be hanged."
Dr Taunque, who was made a MBE in 2000 for services to community relations, expressed solidarity with the victims of the blasts on behalf of minority communities. He urged representatives of Islamic groups especially to speak out against terrorism.
"I very sincerely pay condolences to those people who lost their loved ones and I strongly believe the relationship between different faiths and communities will not be affected.
"I and my other colleagues have worked very hard to create better relationships and understanding between the communities and to create racial harmony.
"These people who are trying to create a nuisance in this society, who have got no feeling and no heart when they try and kill innocent people, must be dealt with."