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07/07/15: Tenth anniversary of 7/7: 7/7 Ten Years On - An indictment of the State and the state of investigative journalism

03/10/11: New 7/7 Video released by Tom Secker: 7/7: Crime and Prejudice

03/06/11: J7 announce the launch of the Official blog of the Free Mohammed Campaign.

21/03/11: J7 publish our Submission to the Inquests regarding resumption of the inquests into the four.

29/10/10: J7 publish 7/7 Inquests transcripts as searchable, print-friendly PDFs.

16/10/10: J7 launch the dedicated new J7: 7/7 Inquests Blog for latest Inquests news and analysis.

07/10/10: J7 publish our Submissions to the 7 July Inquests, a series of documents compiled following Lady Justice Hallett's decision to accept submissions suggesting questions and lines of inquiry for the Inquests.

10/08/10: A new film 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction has been released that places 7/7 in its wider historical and political context, and examines some of the many unanswered questions that still surround 7 July 2005.

01/08/10: J7 publish a review of another 7/7 related book, Out of the Tunnel, by Rachel 'North'.

07/07/10: J7 publish a detailed analysis of the number 30 bus explosion in Tavistock Square.

01/11/09: J7 respond to two 7/7 articles published in Notes from the Borderland issues 7 and 8. Read our response here.

01/11/09: Debunking 7/7 Debunking: An article in two parts that debunks some of the disingenuous attacks against those not convinced by the official story of 7/7. Read Part 1 here and read Part 2 here. October 2010 update: Debunking 7/7 Debunking Part 3.

04/07/09: J7 publish a revised, updated and expanded list of nine possible Alternative Hypotheses.

03/03/09: J7 publish an exclusive interview with political prisoner Hussain al-Samamra, a Palestinian who sought political asylum in the UK, only to be imprisoned for two years without charge by the British State.

13/01/09: J7 challenge assertions made by Paul Stott in his paper and presentation to the Anarchist Studies Network conference at Loughborough University

14/04/08: Latest J7 article in the Capitalising on Terror series published: Human Rights Abuses & The Demonisation of 'The Enemy' in Secret Britain

07/03/08: J7 publish two new articles summarising the results of the 7/7 investigation, "Three years of investigation, 7 arrests, 3 charges" - Part 1 and Part 2. See also the latest update.

07/02/08: J7 Exclusive Report: Peter Power's CV Fakery - 7/7 terror rehearsal man and regular BBC 'terror' consultant was suspended from Dorset Police pending an internal inquiry that resulted in a file being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Full story here.

04/01/08: In July 2007 the BBC approached J7 asking for participants in a 'documentary' about 7/7. Six months after initial contact, the BBC revealed the 'documentary' was part of BBC2's risible Conspiracy Files series. On learning this, J7 declined to participate. Find out why in the full J7 response to the BBC.

03/12/07: 7/7 Ripple Effect - J7 issue a rebuttal and rejection of the film and its unsubstantiated speculation.

05/11/07: Latest J7 Flyer published. View here, download PDF here and here

11/09/07: J7 book review - J7 reviews The 4th Bomb, a book by Daniel Obachike.

11/09/07: J7 reconstruct and republish the 7-7 discussion from the forum of cult writer/director Alex Cox.

24/08/07: Over a year since Dr John Reid acknowledged a fundamental error in the official Home Office 7/7 narrative, J7 receive a response to a series of Freedom of Information requests which includes an amendment to the repeatedly discredited narrative. Read the story and the revised section of the Home Office narrative on the J7 blog.

16/08/07: Channel 4 News' Darshna Soni blogs about the need for a 7/7 public inquiry and asks how independent or public such an inquiry would be under the Inquiries Act 2005, a piece of legislation that puts the government in control of 'independent' inquiries - 7/7 and the public inquiry dilemma, formerly titled, "Why it's time for a public inquiry into 7/7"

13/08/07: "Anyone who thinks the [Home Office] report is a full account is not being serious or realistic." On the launch of his new film The Homefront, the Cousin of 7/7 victim Anthony Fatayi Williams, filmmaker Thomas Ikimi, tells J7 about his film and the experiences of his family at the hands of the government since 7/7.

30/06/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of King's Cross / Russell Square incidents

04/06/07: July 7th Truth Campaign interviewed on Channel 4 News as a new survey shows 59% of Muslims don't believe the government has told the whole truth about 7/7. Watch Darshna Soni's original report, Survey: 'government hasn't told truth about 7/7', read viewer comments on the piece that show it's not just Muslims who don't believe we have been told the truth. See also Darshna Soni's follow-up blog and 7/7 The Conspiracy Theories which explains some of the many errors and anomalies in the official story.

03/06/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of Edgware Road / Paddington incidents

28/05/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of Liverpool Street / Aldgate / Aldgate East incidents

02/05/07: Full transcript and video of Tayab Ali's post-crevice statement on behalf of Salahuddin Amin

01/05/07: Video, audio and full transcript of Imran Khan's statement on behalf of Nabeel Hussain, who was acquitted of all charges in the Crevice trial

01/05/07: Transcript of Imran Khan's statement on behalf of the 5 men convicted in the Operation Crevice trial, given at the end of the trial on 30/04/07, which includes a statement by J7 on the renewed calls for a public inquiry into the events of 7/7

07/03/07: J7 publish a new article by Professor David MacGregor, 'July 7th as Machiavellian State Terror?' an article in which the events of 7/7 are given historical context and examined as potential acts of, 'Machiavellian state terror, spectacular violence perpetrated against the state by elements of the state itself'.

26/02/07: J7 is pleased and honoured to announce the publication of "The economics of 7/7 and other mysteries of capitalism explained", an article written for the July 7th Truth Campaign by writer and journalist William Bowles.

24/02/07: Brand new J7 article Capitalising on Terror - Who is really destroying our freedoms? - A look at how 7/7 has been used as the justification for the imposition of Draconian laws that criminalise everyone.

06/02/07: J7 publishes the London Bombings Dossier - an extensive portfolio of research by David Minahan, former National President of the MSF (Amicus) Union.

11/01/07: Above Top Secret publish an interview with J7 Truth Campaign team.

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July 7th Alternative Hypotheses


5. The men thought they were going to strike a blow for Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc and go to Heaven as 'martyrs' because they had been groomed and encouraged and equipped by an al-Qa'ida mastermind who was actually working for one of the State agencies or a rogue network straddling one or more of them with their own agenda.

Omar Bakri MohammedThere is a long global history of state use of 'agent provocateurs' to achieve numerous geopolitical state agendas. In order to gain more control over the “War on terror”, for instance, the US Bush administration in 2002 planned the Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG), which would execute secret missions designed to provoke terrorist groups into committing violent acts which would then require a 'counter-attack' by the US. A more subtle version of this concept has almost certainly been employed in the UK; a “British Oppression” protest ostensibly organised by Muslim groups which upon closer scrutiny turn out not to be Muslim groups at all being but one example. The P2OG group is discussed further in Hypothesis 8.

Just a few days before the London bombings, in 2005, an Italian investigation uncovered what it reportedly called an underground, parallel police network staffed by “Freemasons and shadowy CIA operatives”. The department, named the Department of Anti-terrorism Strategic Studies (DSSA), appeared to have been created using legitimate law enforcement personnel; up to 200 police and former intelligence officers were alleged by investigators to have been involved. Some reports appeared to suggest that the authorities who joined the network had been duped by two main suspects, both leaders of police trade unions, one of whom was a far-right Italian politician. However, one of the suspects stated that the Italian authorities were aware of the department's existence – and indeed the Italian government itself defended the DSSA,

Investigators are trying to determine what official support the organisation may have had. The Interior Minister, Giuseppe Pisanu, has suspended dozens of police officers who joined the network. But Carlo Taormina, an MP from Mr Berlusconi's Forza Italia party, insists Dssa was a bona fide security company with nothing to hide and "the high commands of the police and intelligence services were aware of its existence".

Source: The Independent

Whether the creation of the DSSA was a scam perpetrated by fascists in which hundreds of innocent state employees were duped, or whether it was a state-approved department, it demonstrated the lengths gone to and the strategies devised in the name of 'fighting terror', and those that will be taken up by 'terrorists' or 'radicals' to achieve their particular goals.

In a confidential letter, "Hearts and Minds and Muslims," from William Ehrman, Director-General (Defence & Intelligence), FCO, to Sir David Omand, Security & Intelligence Co-ordinator and Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, on 23 April 2004, Ehrman made the rather telling observation,

Seen from here, the potential for information operations backfiring on us is even greater than during the Cold War, when IRD and US counterparts had a mixed record. Dealing with Islamist extremism, the messages are more complex, the constituencies we would aim at are more difficult to identify, and greater damage could be done to the overall effort if links back to UK or US sources were revealed.

Source: Cryptome

The UK was heavily criticised after the London bombings for its 'covenant of security', which it was alleged created and maintained a refuge to terrorists. The name 'Londonistan' was coined by French security officials who believe that MI6 was tolerating London being used as a base for certain attacks in other countries in order to secure immunity from attacks in the UK. Such conditions, however, are favourable to security services infiltrators, such as Reda Hassaine – who stated after his cover was blown that his reports were disregarded by the authorities.

In September 2006, a curious incident occurred at an event which had not been publicised, at which the then Home Secretary John Reid was speaking. John Reid's speech was volubly interrupted by a heckling man in Muslim dress; Abu Izzadeen, also known as Omar Brooks, a convert to Islam who was previously known as Trevor Brooks. He had gained some media prominence after the London bombings after commending the alleged actions of the suspects. The heckling, which John Reid patiently allowed, along with one rather diminutive policeman who appeared to be the only police force representative at the event. Izzadeen was only ejected after his 'rant' had been allowed to continue for some minutes, prompting accusations that the entire event had been staged and an open letter from George Galloway to Dr. Reid in which he asked,

There are only two conceivable explanations as to how this man, at this sensitive time, was allowed to hijack your Potemkin Village performance today. Either our police and security services are so fantastically incompetent that Bin Laden himself might have slipped in to beard you at your podium. Or someone somewhere wanted to engineer precisely this confrontation to show you in a certain light and to portray the Muslims of Britain in the most aggressive violent and extreme way possible, as a justification for the utterly counter-productive policies you are following.
Which is it ?

Source: Anything That Defies My Sense Of Reason

Patrick Finucane CentreThere is compelling evidence that collusion can and does occur between 'rogue networks' and the state. In February 1989, successful human rights lawyer Patrick Finucane was shot dead at home in front of his family by loyalist paramilitaries. In 2003, the Stevens Report found that the army and police had colluded in the murder. After years of pressure from Finucane's family and human rights groups the government finally announced an inquiry into the murder but then shortly afterwards rushed through the Inquiries Act 2005 which severely limits the scope of public inquiries, making any kind of independent scrutiny of evidence impossible. The Finucane case was by no means an isolated example at the time.

The British media have a propensity to devote copious quantities of publicity to certain figures who claim involvement in extremism, terrorism or al-Qa'ida. Hassan Butt, mentioned in Hypothesis 1 and Hypothesis 3, was forced to admit his claims of being an al-Qai'da recruiter began and ended in falsehood. Butt had already previously been dismissed as a fantasist, but there are obvious questions to be asked regarding the motives of both Butt himself and those who publicised him.

Even think tanks that have been set up in the UK in order to 'combat extremism' have some dubious provenance. The Quilliam Foundation, described as “Britain's first counter-extremism thinktank” established by Ed Husain and Maajid Nawaz, ex-members of Hizb ut-Tahrir – a group which had been proscribed abroad but not in the UK despite the government's claimed commitment to do so.

Husain is another reformed 'Islamist' who has promulgated his particular brand of insider knowledge via the media and a self-penned book which despite its rather superficial account of his 'radicalisation' and involvement with the group was greeted enthusiastically by government officials and journalists. A spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir denied that Husain was ever a member.

Hassan Butt - The fantasist, fabulist, jihadiThe Quilliam Foundation is, ironically, named after a strong critic of Western Imperialist policies, the kind of criticism that would have him labelled a 'radical' these days – and indeed Quilliam was accused of treason for his continued opposition to the British war in Sudan. The think tank itself has drawn its own criticism from those who feel that the Foundation's conservative views – which include attacking multiculturalism, immigration policy and suggesting Muslims should “be more British” - are not representative of the majority of Muslims in the UK. In January 2009 the Quilliam Foundation was awarded £1million of government funding, which is interesting because self-confessed liar, Hassan Butt, claimed his plans for “deradicalising” extremists drew an offer of financial support from the Home Office. Are the motivations of such groups and individuals under the media spotlight as straightforward as they claim to be? Or are they serving a more sinister purpose in allowing certain memes to remove responsibility from the government for their oppressive actions?

Despite claims, such as that made by Nafeez Ahmed in his book “The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry”, and by the Israeli Institute for Counter-Terrorism, that the deceased July 7th suspects had connections to 'radical' groups such as the now disbanded al-Mujahiroun, (of which Hassan Butt also claimed to be a member, as discussed in both Hypotheses 1 and Hypothesis 2) there is hardly a scrap of evidence to support this. These conclusions seem to rely on the claims of Butt, which are now meaningless by his own admission, and Mohammed Junaid Babar, who as previously mentioned, has an incredible provenance. The Official Report into the London bombings made no mention of such connections. As pointed out in Hypotheses 1 and 2, there is no evidence that al-Qa'ida – if such an organisation even exists – were involved or that the men were 'masterminded' or 'groomed'. Therefore, this theory only has speculation to rely on until such time concrete links between the July 7th suspects and terror networks are found.


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Alternative Hypotheses Navigation

1. al-Qa'ida mastermind recruited British Muslims as suicide bombers

2. al-Qa'ida mastermind recruited British Muslims, but duped them in so far as the latter did not know they were going to die in the explosions.

3. Homegrown and autonomous action by four British Muslims with no mastermind.

4. Any of the above plots could have been monitored by one or more secret 'service' (MI5, MI6, CIA, Mossad, GIA) but they let it happen on purpose in order to exploit the subsequent situation.

5. The men thought they were going to strike a blow for Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc and go to Heaven as 'martyrs' because they had been groomed and encouraged and equipped by an al-Qa'ida mastermind who was actually working for one of the State agencies or a rogue network straddling one or more of them with their own agenda.

6. The four men thought they were going to be delivering drugs or money to various locations round London, but were deceived, set up and murdered along with the others on their tubes and bus when their back packs exploded.

7. As above but the men thought they were carrying dummy 'bombs' because they were participating in an exercise testing London transport's defences against backpack bombers.

8. The four men were chosen or lured in to be patsies in a classic 'false flag operation' or frame-up by a network involved with one or more of the intelligence services.

9. The original story of a 'power surge' was correct, if one understands the term 'power surge' outside of its implied electrical context.

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