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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


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.

Drug Mules?Many of the details outlined in support of other hypotheses contained here also support this one. For example, the trips to Pakistan and Afghanistan could conceivably have facilitated the setting up of drug deals. How were the Pakistan trips financed? Jermaine Lindsay's reported purchase of large amounts of perfume, the opening of new trade accounts and applying for credit, the purchases of plastic boxes (reportedly discovered by a helpful receipt from a garden centre found in the wreckage of a bombed train) and rucksacks (although there is some contradictory reporting regarding where the rucksacks were allegedly purchased) and the large amount of money found in Shehzad Tanweer's bank account could all fit the drugs hypothesis.

William Bowles was one of the first to propose this hypothesis, asking on July 15th 2005 'Were the London bombings a set up?'. Bowles, whilst freely admitting he was engaging in conjecture, pointed out that the area in Leeds in which three of the men had resided was well known for its proliferate drug culture, and that the men may have met in Luton to collect the drugs to deliver in London.

In accordance with this scenario, the so-called 'bomb factories' in Alexandra Grove and Chapeltown Road may well have been used not for the manufacture of bombs but as a drugs den. It may even explain the large amount of money sitting in the bank account of Shehzad Tanweer at the time of his death as mentioned in Hypothesis 2. A neighbour in Alexandra Grove, Sylvia Waugh, gave an interview to ITN News on June 15th 2006, stating,

And this is on the July the 7th, where I saw 'em all, what I thought were dealing in drugs and it was them, getting into the vehicles to go at that time to bomb London. I saw 'em putting stuff into the boot of cars and I thought they were dealing in drugs - and I know they saw me from the window.

Source: J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign

The fact that the neighbour mentions “vehicles” and “cars” when the police had announced that the three men from Leeds had all travelled to London in one vehicle – a Nissan Micra hired by Shehzad Tanweer – could suggest that more than the three suspects were packing up their cars that night.

Another neighbour had reported that chemical fumes had permeated neighbouring flats. What appears to be the same neighbour with a differently spelled surname said that his brother who lived in a nearby flat had noticed “a funny smell” The Official Report gives no testimony from neighbours but states,

The mixtures would have smelt bad enough to make the room very difficult to work in. Both Tanweer and Lindsay bought face masks from shops and on the internet. The signs are that the bombs were made with the windows open but the net curtains taped to the walls to avoid being seen. The fumes had killed off the tops of plants just outside the windows.

The mixtures would also have had a strong bleaching effect. Both Tanweer and Hussain’s families had noticed that their hair had become lighter over the weeks before the bombing. They explained this as the effect of chlorine from swimming pools (the two men and Khan regularly swam together). There were shower caps at 18 Alexandra Grove which may have been used during the manufacturing process to try to disguise this.

Source: Report of the Official Account of the Bombings in London on 7th July 2005

As mentioned in Hypothesis 3, it was claimed that a “mystery man” had ordered 50 litres of liquid oxygen from a hydroponics shop in Yorkshire, left a deposit of £100 but never returned to collect the order – despite the shopkeeper helpfully asking “Do you know you can make explosives with that?”.

When the New York Police Department reconstructed the Alexandra Grove 'bomb factory', the initial reactions of the officers when first shown the recreation were somewhat interesting:

"When one group of officers came in, we asked them what this room looked like. They said it looks like they were cooking narcotics," a counterterrorism expert recalled.

Source: New York Daily News

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly stated in the same article that such reconstructions were “great training tools. They help put the officers in the terrorists' shoes just before they launched their attacks.” However, when referring on the same reconstructed flat eight months later, the Mirror reported,

Painstakingly re-created by the New York Police Department, it is used to train counter terrorist officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel to distinguish between what could be a drugs den or even a scruffy apartment from a bomb factory......

Counter terror chief Deputy Inspector Joseph Cordes said: "Our bomb squad and techs have seen this apartment, but this is mainly a training tool for the cops on the street.

"These guys are knocking on people's doors every day and they need to know what to look out for."

Source: The Mirror

Drug Mules?All of which suggests that it may be quite difficult to distinguish between a flat used for the manufacture of illegal drugs and a flat used for the manufacture of explosives. The kinds of effects described earlier, such as the strong smell, may also originate from the manufacture of drugs, which can also give off a “distinctive, obnoxious odour” .

One of the biggest difficulties with this hypothesis are the reports that the July 7th suspects were well known for their anti-drugs views and at least two of them were dedicated to helping local youths overcome drug habits. The Independent reported in September 2005 that Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer were integral members of the 'Mullah Crew'; a group credited with helping to clean up the area's drugs problem. The Mullah Crew engaged disaffected young men in outdoor activities such as paint balling, climbing and canoeing – activities which the authorities and media commonly link to terrorism and radicalisation. Such activities, though, are often engaged in by corporate groups and individuals such as John Prescott. Whilst working as a learning mentor at Hillside School in Beeston, Mohammad Sidique Khan had designed a brochure aimed at young people, warning of the dangers of drug use and also worked on a government-funded study of the area's drug problems,

In a note appended to the 2001 report, Mr. Khan wrote: "I have tried to support and help local drug users in the past, but at best this has been haphazard. I feel that the knowledge and experience on drugs and community research that I've gained through the training and the field work has been invaluable."

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Some reports have even suggested that fellow suspect Hasib Hussain had been 'rescued' by The Mullah Crew,

Hussain, who was by far the youngest of the four bombers, has always seemed the odd one out of the Leeds triumvirate. The ringleader, Khan, and the highly driven Tanweer were motivated Jihadists who had visited Pakistan several times to develop their radical Islamic ideas. But Hussain had only visited the country once, to attend his brother's wedding.

Neither was he one of the 15-strong core of the so-called Mullah Crew of Asians from the Beeston district of Leeds which helped Asian youths to live clean lives in line with a strict Muslim faith. Khan and Tanweer were part of this group. The Crew attracted a large number of youths who were pushed towards radical Islam and Hussain seems to have been one of those they "saved".

A number of sources in Beeston suggest that until the summer of 2004, Hussain was known for his clubbing and occasional drug-taking before starting his association with the Crew.

Source: The Independent

In August 2005, The Huddersfield Examiner claimed that Jermaine Lindsay had dealt in drugs whilst at school. The report appears to suggest that this alleged activity ceased with his conversion to Islam when he was 15.

With this in mind, it is somewhat incongruous, as Gavin Gatenby observed, to picture the men being duped in this manner,

Based on what we know of the character and background of the four, I’d rule out the idea that they thought they were drug couriers. More likely, I believe, is that the manipulator would have played on their political and religious sympathies and their sense of adventure. They would have been told they were transferring something important (guns, munitions, currency, explosives – exactly what would probably have been left to their imagination) to separate locations in London for onshipment to the final recipient – possibly the Iraq resistance or a Palestinian group.

Source: PNN

An integral element of this scenario, of course, involves who exactly would have overseen the operation, who the drugs had been ordered by and being delivered to – and who, exactly had arranged the duping operation. One of the biggest questions would be, if there was no al-Qa'ida mastermind, as discussed in Hypotheses 1, 2, 3 and 5 – who set up the men?


Note: All comments on the J7 Alternative Hypotheses articles will be added to a single comment thread. When commenting, please specify the hypothesis to which you are referring.


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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