7/7 Ripple Effect

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7/7 Ripple Effect is a homemade film which disputes the official account of what happened on the 7th July 2005 terrorist attacks in London (also known as 7/7), an attack which saw four British-muslim suicide bombers detonate bombs on public transport. The film was released online in 2007 and physical copies were sent to numerous people attached in some way to the attacks. The film was initially released by an anonymous individual using the pseudonym Muad’Dib but was later revealed by the BBC to have been released by British-born but Irish based conspiracy theorist John Hill.

The film attempts to implicate Tony Blair and the Metropolitan Police in the attacks and asserts that the true perpetrators of the bombings were MI5 and Mossad, the film claims that the four men were tricked into travelling to London with backpacks in order to frame them for the crimes but that the men were actually murdered in Canary Wharf.

The BBC, who were labelled in the documentary as a “propaganda machine for the government” aired an episode of their popular series The Conspiracy Theories in which they addressed some of the theories put forward in this film and by other conspiracy theorists. In the programme they attempt to discredit John Hill, pointing out that on his website he states that he believes he is the messiah.

John Hill was arrested by Irish authorities and deported to the UK to face trial for ‘attempting to pervert the course of justice’ after he had sent copies of the DVD to the judge and jury in a case related to the attacks, but he was later himself acquitted by a jury as he had actually sent the copies to the court building rather than to their personal addresses.

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