My heart goes out to the families of Hasib Hussain and Shehzad Tanweer, aged 19 and 22 respectively and currently thought to have been two of the suicide bombers in London.
Pity a 65 year old uncle with enough bravery to be photographed here. Pity the boy described by neighbours as 'a nice lad who liked to play cricket', but who had just returned from a year of religious study in Pakistan.
Don't tell me the families are involved - if you believed in anything strongly enough to give up your child's life, wouldn't you give up your own instead? Wouldn't any parent? They are not part of this, and I thank God I am not in their position.
I believe those boys were nobbled - brain washed, and it speaks volumes that the Al Qaeda dont have enough adult supporters prepared to go to such lengths - that they have to rely on twisting the world view of impressionable young men until they spill out their young lives so pathetically, as much victims as anyone else caught up in this mess.
Those poor families.