Today marks the ninth anniversary of the bombings in London on 7 July 2005, when 52 civilians were murdered by Islamist suicide bombers.
Overnight, it appears the 7/7 memorial in Hyde Park has been vandalised, with stenciled graffiti appearing on it stating "Blair Lied Thousands Died" "4 Innocent Muslims" and J-7 Truth".
Perhaps not surprisingly on social media angry Londoners, and others from across the UK, have sought blame for this vandalism within the Muslim community. That may be unwise. Whilst conspiracy theories about 7/7 have found a willing audience within part of British Islam (most notoriously at Bimingham Central Mosque when the late Dr Mohammed Naseem was chairman) the slogans and the message here point in another direction.
The view that the four 7/7 suicide bombers were in some way innocent dupes has been recurrent in 7/7 'truth' literature, most noticeably from Nick Killerstrom. Equally the depiction of Tony Blair as a liar is predominant in both anti-war and 'truth' activism (and it has to be said now, across wider society). The final slogan J-7 Truth is the clincher however - very few if any British Islamists would write that. Activists in the various splinters of the 7/7 Truth campaign would.
There is plenty to worry about, and plenty of trends which raise deep public concern, within British Islam. Denial and conspiracy theory about 7/7 is one such aspect. A Channel 4 survey in 2007 found a quarter of British Muslims polled did not believe Siddique Khan et al conducted the attacks. On this occasion at least however, the nature of slogans used in Hyde Park suggest that those seeking the vandals of the 7/7 memorial would be better served looking elsewhere.