Saturday, December 4, 2010

General Mirza Aslam Beg, Former Chief of Staff of the Pakistani Army: Wikileaks Is "A Tool of Psy Warfare"

Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg is no stranger to power and the responsibility it carries - he formerly headed Pakistan's nuclear-equipped armed forces. He is obviously "in the loop" when it comes to intelligence matters affecting Central and South Asia. So when he charged, in Dec. 2001, that it was increasingly obvious that "rogue elements of the U.S. military and intelligence" had perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, and that Bin Laden was innocent, it should have made front-page headlines worldwide.

Now Gen. Beg is charging that Wikileaks, like 9/11, is a Zio-American intelligence operation - a weapon of mass deception.

Wikileaks: A Tool of Psy Warfare

By Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg,

The Wikileaks revelations confirm the obvious, more than what it informs us about the darker corners of ‘US diplomacy, cloaked in securitocracy.’ In fact, it is Cyber War, in the new game of psy-warfare, targeting individuals and countries, to cover-up the shame of defeat of war on Afghanistan, war on Iraq and 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. The cyber war has been launched, impacting public opinion globally, and focusing on three objectives mainly:

One: To cause defamation of the countries which have had a role, direct or indirect, in the defeat of the Americans and their allies, in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and create mistrust amongst them, so that they are not able to challenge future American plans in the region.

Two: To create conditions for a civil war in Afghanistan and out of the chaos and confusion, reduce Pakistan and Iran to subservience, something they have not been able to achieve during the last thirty years.

Three: To establish Indian hegemony over South Asia, including Afghanistan, and project American strategic interests in the region.

(full article: )

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Arab-Muslim Public Opinion: 9/11 perps US and Israel - NOT 9/11-truth-seeking Iran - are the real threats

Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership" (Source: Democracy Now!)

"Commenting on the revelations that several Arab leaders are urging the United States to attack Iran, Chomsky says, 'latest polls show] Arab opinion holds that the major threat in the region is Israel, that’s 80 percent; the second threat is the United States, that’s 77 percent. Iran is listed as a threat by 10 percent,' Chomsky says. 'This may not be reported in the newspapers, but it’s certainly familiar to the Israeli and U.S. governments and the ambassadors. What this reveals is the profound hatred for democracy on the part of our political leadership.'"

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Iran Urges Trial of Those Behind 9/11

World Public Opinion poll: "On average less than one in four (Muslims surveyed) believes al Qaeda was responsible for September 11th attacks."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yemeni PM says Al-Qaeda in Yemen "Western-made"

Trend News Azerbaijan

Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Muhammed al- Mujawar said Saturday that al-Qaida was originally a Western-made group and was never created by his country, Xinhua reported according to the state-run Saba news agency.

The prime minister's remarks were made during a meeting in the capital Sanaa with ambassadors of Asian and African countries to Yemen to clarify Yemen's stance against those who propagated negative impacts on Yemen over the bomb parcels shipped to the United States last week.

(full story: )

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Comment: The Prime Minister of Yemen has joined the Presidents of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, an Indian parliamentary leader, and the rest of the Muslim world in speaking out against US/Zionist false-flag terror. With this kind of high-level support, it's time for a UN investigation into 9/11.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Iran urges trial of those behind 9/11

Nov. 18th, 2010 - Press TV

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has renewed his call to establish an independent fact-finding committee on the 9/11 incident, urging trial of those who engineered the event.

"Plotters of the September 11 incident should be brought to trial. While regional nations knew nothing about the event, yet countries were occupied [because of it]," IRNA quoted President Ahmadinejad as saying in a press conference in the Azeri capital of Baku on Thursday.

"A fact-finding committee which is trusted by nations should investigate the 9/11 event," he added.

The president emphasized that if US statesmen truly possess firm documents about what happened during the incident, as they claim, they should not fear the establishment of a fact-finding committee and can produce their evidence to the body for a probe.

The Iranian chief executive went on to add, "If it is proved that such crimes were carried out by those who have presence in our region, regional countries and nations will duly punish them by themselves."

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September, the Iranian president called for the formation of an independent probe committee to investigate the 2001 event in New York and Washington.

President Ahmadinejad's call for a probe triggered a row in the White House with US President Barak Obama criticizing the Iranian president's remarks as "hateful."

The Iranian president later defended his proposal, saying it did not mean Tehran was insensitive to the pain of the families of the victims but rather showed a commitment to finding the truth behind an incident that triggered wars in Iran's neighboring countries.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Ahmadinejad expressed Iran's constant readiness to hold fair talks with P5+1 group -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany.

"We have always advocated negotiations but talks should be based on justice and respect. However, certain Western countries pursue arrogant behavior and think they can win concession if they exert pressure on Iran," he said.

"We believe that talks should be held for friendship and justice and that everyone who intends to impose their demands is mistaken. Iran will not be affected," he added.

The Iranian chief executive pointed out that negotiations are currently underway to set the venue of talks between Iran and P5+1.

On October 14, EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton proposed three-day talks to be held in mid-November in the Austrian capital of Vienna, expressing hope that Tehran would "respond positively" to the offer.

Iran's proposed date and venue for talks with the P5+1 were announced on November 9 in a letter sent by Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili to his counterpart Catherine Ashton.

Ashton accepted Iran's proposed date for talks, but suggested Vienna or Switzerland as the venue for the first meeting.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yemenis say "the truth is that there is no al-Qaeda"

Yemen’s Drive on Al Qaeda Faces Internal Skepticism

By MONA EL-NAGGAR and ROBERT F. WORTH (NY Times, 11/4/2010)

SANA, Yemen — As Yemen intensifies its military campaign against Al Qaeda’s regional arm, it faces a serious obstacle: most Yemenis consider the group a myth...

“What is Al Qaeda? The truth is there is no Al Qaeda,” said Lutfi Muhammad, a weary-looking unemployed 50-year-old walking through this city’s tumultuous Tahrir Square...

“This latest episode with the packages is only making it worse,” said Mr. Faqih, the Sana University professor. “Many people think it was all about the elections in the U.S., or an excuse for American military intervention here.”

(full story: )

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gen. Hamid Gul, former ISI chief, joins 9/11 truth radio show!

On Tuesday, November 2nd, 9-10 a.m. Pacific (noon-1 pm Eastern) Gen. Hamid Gul will join Muslims for 9/11 Truth coordinator Kevin Barrett and Mavi Marmara hero Ken O'Keefe on, to be archived here a few hours after broadcast. Full radio announcement here.

Ex-ISI chief General Hamid Gul has long been a brave voice of 9/11 truth, expressing the view of 97% of Pakistanis that al-Qaeda did not do 9/11 as far back as September 26th, 2001, when he pointed out that "Mossad and its American associates are the obvious culprits" - a simple truth that even much of the 9/11 truth movement still doesn't want to hear almost ten years later.

Gen. Gul is that rare combination: a master strategist with great integrity. Below is his media bio.

Military Career

General Hamid Gul was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in a distinguished tank regiment, 19th Lancers, on 18th of October 1958. In a brilliant career spread over 36 years, he topped almost every course he attended, and commanded some of the best units and formations of The Pakistan Army including the crack 1st Armored Division and 2 Corps, the premier strike formation of Pakistan. He earned the reputation of a brilliant and dashing commander, loved and admired by his troops and respected by his seniors. He headed the Military Intelligence (MI) and also became founder father of the Corps of Military Intelligence. He attended staff college Camberly (UK) in 1970 and left his mark there as one of the finest graduates of the institution. As a young officer he attended the US Pacific Army’s Intelligence School, Okinawa (Japan) and still holds an unbeaten record with over 99% aggregate marks. His military career took him to the rank of General. At the height of his military career he was deemed to be the hottest favourite for the slot of The Chief of the Army Staff but due to political pressures from abroad he was not selected and assigned the Director Generalship of a military industrial complex which he refused to accept and resigned from the Army.

ISI and Afghan Jihad

The highest attainment of his long and distinguished career was his Command of The Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) during the fateful period of Afghan Jihad against the Soviet occupation of that country. He is widely regarded as the architect of the Afghan resistance that eventually steered the Afghan Mujahideen to historic victory, forcing the Soviets to pull out on the 15th of Feb 1989. He was immensely popular with all the Mujahideen factions of that time who held him in very high esteem and treated him as a fatherly figure. He used his sway and clout over the Mujahideen to forge peace in Afghanistan on at least three occasions when Mujahideen factions had started fighting among themselves after liberation. It was creditable that he did so after retirement, entirely in his individual capacity. The unruly Mujahideen commanders obeyed and respected him like no one else. Later on with the advent of Taliban’s rise he was equally admired and respected by the Taliban leadership because of his principled stand in support of the Afghan resistance against US aggression so much so that he was invited as the chief guest at the Afghan National Day parade in Kabul on 19th August 2001.

He is generally regarded as the benefactor and friend of the Afghan nation as a whole and commands influence both on the Taliban side and among the top government functionaries and the political leaders of the Kabul Regime. It is generally believed that he may be the one person who could play an important conciliatory role for the unity of the Afghan nation at an appropriate time.

Public Profile

Inside the country, General Hamid Gul is known for honour, truthfulness, integrity and a bold stance on national issues. He enjoys great respect among ulema, intellectuals, technocrats and retired and serving servicemen of all orientations. But perhaps he cuts the best image among the youth of Pakistan. He is one of the most coveted and sought-after figures by domestic and international media. He is deluged almost daily by the world media for his opinion and analysis which he blends with a strategic foresight hardly manifest in any other media personality. His forecasts about all situations arising after 9/11 have proved to be prophetically true. His understanding of the Jihadi movements is remarkably accurate and his courage to standby the noble causes of freedom and human rights endears him not only to the Pakistani nation but a wide swathe of public opinion in the Muslim world.

Lawyers Movement

Lately he was one of the leading lights during the lawyer’s movement which electrified the civil society of Pakistan among them the ex-servicemen of the Pakistan armed forces who rallied behind him and carried the movement to its logical conclusion resulting in restoration of the deposed judges of the supreme and high courts. His lectures to a large number of the Pakistan Bar Councils were highly motivational and his personal example in leading the public rallies was greatly appreciated across the nation.

Adversary Sentiments

While his legendary reputation and hero image inspires a broad cross section of Pakistani society particularly the youth he also invokes adversary sentiments among some left wing liberals and draws the ire of imperialist powers that fear the resurgence of Islam. Yet, his opinion carries immense weight among the policy makers, friends and foes alike.

Recognition and Awards

In recognition of his services he was once described by a Russian diplomat as Commander in Chief of the Afghan Mujahideen. For his monumental achievements in forcing the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan and eventually liberating Western Europe from the red menace he was presented by the German Intelligence BND a piece of the Berlin Wall mounted on a plaque inscribed: “With deepest respects to General Hamid Gul who helped delivered the first blow”. He is recipient of several gallantry and meritorious service awards of Pakistan as well as medals by various public organizations.

Soldier Scholar

Gen Gul is not only a brilliant solider and strategist but also wields his pen with enormously effective expression on major issues both domestic and international. He is one of the chief opinion makers of the country, especially among right-wing intellectuals. He has written hundreds of columns mostly for the Urdu press of Pakistan but also for an English readership at home and abroad. He has been extensively reported and quoted by such prestigious publications as Time, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and almost all other major magazines and dailies of the world in all languages. He regularly appears on TV channels and radio programmes. His opinions carry immense influence.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Hamid Karzai: US Private "Security" Firms Spread False-Flag Terror

Apparently the Empire of Lies can't even prevent the puppet presidents of the countries it occupies from telling the truth about US-Zionist false-flag terror.

Hamid Karzai may have sliced a few puppet strings yesterday by openly bragging about taking "bags of money" from Iran - whose President Ahmadinejad recently spoke out for 9/11 truth on the floor of the UN, and received a standing ovation from the representatives of the majority of nations on earth.

In addition to vaunting his growing ties with 9/11-truth-seeking Iran, Karzai has banned US private "security" firms from Afghanistan as of Dec. 17th, on the grounds that these firms are spreading false-flag terror. The New York Times reported today:

The Afghan president said security companies were responsible for a litany of bloody crimes against the country’s people. “When this money comes to Afghanistan, it causes insecurity in Afghan homes and causes the killing of Afghan children and causes explosions and terrorism in Afghanistan, ” Mr. Karzai said. He leveled several accusations against Western interests in Afghanistan and the news media, even going so far as to say that the security companies were interchangeable with the Taliban. “In fact we don’t know how many of the explosions are the fault of the Taliban and how much by them, ” said Mr. Karzai, referring to the security companies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

US, Zionists prime suspects of 9/11 attacks: Indian Leader

Pakistan Observer, 10/20/2010

New Delhi—An Indian leader Saturday said that the US, and Zionists were the prime suspects of 9/11 attacks. In an exclusive interview with IRNA Asif Mohd Khan, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Delhi said: “US should respond those hundreds of unanswered questions which indicated that the September 11 attacks in 2001 were either intentionally allowed to happen or were orchestrated by the US and Zionists”. Expressing his full support for the stands taken by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Indian leader urged UN as well as Obama administration to formate a fact-finding committee to probe into the events.

A fortnight ago Ahmadinejad in a speech to the UN General Assembly in New York, raised the issue of the many conspiracy theories still surrounding 9/11. He had also proposed that a fact-finding mission be set up by the UN to investigate the events. Asif said that subsequent attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq provided the fodder to the suspicion that US might have attack to justify military action in the Middle East.

Quoting to some of the surveys after the attacks, Indian leader said that such beliefs have currency even in the United States. In 2006, a Scripps Howard poll of 1,010 Americans found 36 percent thought it somewhat or very likely that US officials either participated in the attacks or took no action to stop them. “From the very beginning 9/11 attacks were doubtful, but after seeing the events in later years, the suspicions grown that it was their own operation to find a pretext to hit Muslim countries’, said Asif. Nations, thinkers and politicians around the globe suspect that it’s not a strange thing that the US staged something like this in their own country to achieve a big objective’, he added.

Indian leader said that the US actions and polices were always controversial. Afghanistan was attacked on the pretext of 9/11 attacks while Iraq was attacked on the pretext that it had Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). Although both the pretexts were proved wrong.—NNI

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pakistan's President says US is committing false-flag "Taliban" attacks

by Jason Ditz,


Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari believes that the United States has been secretly behind a number of Taliban suicide attacks across the nation, according to a detailed account from Bob Woodward’s new book Obama’s Wars.

According to the book, Zardari expressed this concern to then-US envoy Zalmay Khalizad during a dinner, telling him that they were being arranged by either the US or India and that he “didn’t think India could be that clever.”

Met with shock by Khalizad, Zardari explained that it was part of a US plot to “destabilize Pakistan so that the US could invade and seize its nuclear weapons.” Zardari also apparently claimed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had told him the US was responsible for the attacks.

The claims continued to get more elaborate, as Zardari claimed the CIA was overtly supporting Baitullah Mehsud and that the US had “revealed its support of the TTP.” Mehsud, the former leader of the TTP, was assassinated in August 2009, and has since been replaced by Hakimullah Mehsud.

[Comment: This story illustrates why Muslims need to expose false-flag terrorism in general, and 9/11 in particular, in order to prevent the whole Muslim world from being false-flagged to death. -KB]

Monday, October 11, 2010

Iran Wants Probe Into 9/11

Iran wants probe into 9/11
Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 15:29

Mohammad Kowsari is an Iranian lawmaker and he says Iran is ready to form a truth-finding committee into 9/11 and present their findings to the United Nations.

Surprisingly many American citizens also want this because there was no "real" investigation into the events of 9/11.

The group would find out who was really behind 9/11. Ahmadinejad called for the UN truth finding mission.

Mohammad Kowsari said that forming such a committee is needed to resolve "global problems".

Since 9/11 the US government has invaded countless countries, they have killed thousands of innocent civilians and felt the need to occupy some countries until today. Iraq is still full of US troops even though they deny it. All this was done under the pretext of "war on terror" and it all started with Saddam's not found "weapons of mass destruction" which until today has not been found.

Update: Ahmadinejad Announces New Panel to Probe 9/11:

Wednesday, 10/13/10: "I announce that the formation of an independent and neutral team to examine the facts and discover the truth of the Sept. 11 events is the demand of all the peoples of the region and the world," the Iranian president said during a visit to Lebanon, the London Telegraph newspaper reported. - qtd. in distorted story by Zionist hatemongers at NY Daily News

See also:

Press TV: 'Right time to seek probe into 9/11'

Video: Media Fail Again: Ahmadinejad and 9/11

Video: Why Ahmadinejad is Right About 9/11

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hamza Yusuf and Yusuf Estes: "Diplomatic" truth-seekers?

by Kevin Barrett,

A Muslima for 9/11 truth, who helped us personally deliver 9/11 truth materials to Sheikh Hamza Yusuf's Zaytuna Institute, recently forwarded a video of the Sheikh's passionate defense of truth and justice, and suggested that M911T may have helped inspire this kind of speech:

Unfortunately, Hamza Yusuf apparently has not yet publicly spoken out for 9/11 truth, even though in the above video he does excoriate CIA drug dealing. He may be concerned that if he took a public pro-9/11-truth stance, his effort to establish Zaytuna University as the first Muslim university in the USA would be impeded by attacks from the 9/11 perps, their dupes, and those in power who fear that 9/11 truth would be destabilizing. (Note how the Cordoba Islamic Center project came under attack from Fox News due to its rather tangential link to Muslims for 9/11 Truth board member Dr. Faiz Khan.)

Sheikh Yusuf Estes, like Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, is a prominent American Muslim leader who opposes thulm (oppression/injustice) in all its forms, is not stupid, and therefore may be assumed to be an ally of those seeking to expose the truth about 9/11 and false-flag terrorism. But Sheikh Yusuf, like Sheikh Hamza, is spearheading a major effort to take Islam in America to the next level--in this case by a massive dawa outreach program. Speaking too forthrightly about 9/11 would invite attacks that could impede the dawa program.

Listen to Sheikh Yusuf Estes on the Kevin Barrett Show -- he speaks out, diplomatically, about current injustices during the last 20 minutes.

Good, honest American Muslim leaders like these two Sheikhs face a terrible dilemma: Speak out passionately for truth and put the projects they've worked for so hard at risk, or implicitly support the big lie that launched a genocidal war on Islam?

Dr. Faiz Khan, who has retired from 9/11 activism except in his advisory capacity with Muslims for 9/11 Truth, has a suggestion for Muslims who, for whatever reason, feel they cannot speak out publicly for 9/11 truth. Dr. Khan's suggestion: At least don't support the lie! If they ask you about 9/11 and the war on terror and you feel you can't speak the truth, then remain silent!

Also, those who are not willing to speak out and struggle in defense of their faith and their people can provide moral and/or financial support to those who are willing.

Most American Muslims would not be risking big, important Islamic projects if they spoke out. At most, they would be risking their own comforts in the dunya.

The Qur'an tells us that choosing comfort in the dunya over doing the right thing is a very big mistake.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Who Is the Better Muslim?

One who is theologically correct but cowardly, or one who walks in footsteps of the Prophet SAAS and companions by speaking truth to power?

This video was forwarded by a brother who writes:

"A lot of people criticize him and what he's teaching in the name of Islam (including myself).
But, watch and ask yourself: Why isn't our so-called 'Muslim leadership' this passionate about exposing those devils? They may not be able to physically change it at the moment i.e.: 'If there is a wrong, change it with your hand.' But what about the next verse: 'If not that, change it with your tongue.' Where are all of their voices? Also, ask yourself, who put all of these tongueless people in charge? Did you? I didn't. If I chose to put someone in charge of being responsible for protecting the dignity of Muslims (and humanity at large) I certainly would choose someone with a tongue and strong back, and not someone whose knees are knocking together so loudly that you would not be able to hear their voice, even if they were to have one.
DEMAND that they speak, or find someone else who will!!!"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

AP: "9/11 conspiracy theories rife in Muslim world"

On the same day that CNN host Rick Sanchez was fired for telling the truth about who owns and runs the US media, the AP ran a shameless propaganda piece hyping the 9/11 big lie and slandering Muslims for believing their own eyes. This kind of "reporting" has set the stage for the genocidal murder of more than one million people in the 9/11 wars. Everyone involved in producing such "reporting" should be, and God willing will be, prosecuted for genocide at a future war crimes tribunal. -Kevin Barrett

9/11 conspiracy theories rife in Muslim world" - Associated Press

ISTANBUL – About a week ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared to the United Nations that most people in the world believe the United States was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

To many people in the West, the statement was ludicrous, almost laughable if it weren't so incendiary. And surveys show that a majority of the world does not in fact believe that the U.S. orchestrated the attacks.

However, the belief persists strongly among a minority, even with U.S. allies like Turkey or in the U.S. itself. And it cannot be dismissed because it reflects a gulf in politics and perception, especially between the West and many Muslims.

"That theory might be true," said Ugur Tezer, a 48-year-old businessman who sells floor tiles in the Turkish capital, Ankara. "When I first heard about the attack I thought, 'Osama,' but then I thought the U.S. might have done it to suppress the rise of Muslims."

Compassion for the United States swept the globe right after the attacks, but conspiracy theories were circulating even then. It wasn't al-Qaida, they said, but the United States or Israel that downed the towers. Weeks after the strikes, at the United Nations, President George W. Bush urged the world not to tolerate "outrageous conspiracy theories" that deflected blame from the culprits.

However, the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan provided fodder for the damning claim that the U.S. killed its own citizens, supposedly to justify military action in the Middle East and to protect Israel. A 2006 survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found that significant majorities in Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan and Turkey — all among the most moderate nations in the Islamic world — said they did not believe Arabs carried out the attacks.

Two years later, a poll of 17 nations by, an international research project, found majorities in nine of them believed al-Qaida was behind the attacks. However, the U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians.

Such beliefs have currency even in the United States. In 2006, a Scripps Howard poll of 1,010 Americans found 36 percent thought it somewhat or very likely that U.S. officials either participated in the attacks or took no action to stop them.

Those who say the attacks might have been an "inside job" usually share antipathy toward the U.S. government, and often a maverick sensibility. Besides Ahmadinejad, high-profile doubters include Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Former Minnesota governor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura has questioned the official account. Conspiracy theorists have heckled former President Bill Clinton and other prominent Americans during speeches.

Controversy over U.S. actions and policies, including the widely discredited assertions that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, reinforced the perceptions of conspiracy theorists. Iranians dug deeper into history, recalling the U.S.-backed coup in their country in 1953.

"Initially, I was doubtful about the conspiracy theories. But after seeing the events in later years, I don't have any doubt that it was their own operation to find a pretext to hit Muslim countries," said Shaikh Mushtaq Ahmed, a 58-year-old operations manager in a bank in Pakistan. "It's not a strange thing that they staged something like this in their own country to achieve a big objective."

In March, an editorial in The Washington Post harshly criticized Yukihisa Fujita, a lawmaker with the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, for saying in an interview that some of the Sept. 11 hijackers were alive and that shadowy forces with advance information about the plot played the stock market for profit. Fujita said the article contained factual errors.

The record shows that al-Qaida agents on a suicide mission hijacked four American passenger planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, killing nearly 3,000 people. The evidence is immense: witness accounts, audio recordings, video and photographic documentation, exhaustive investigations and claims of responsibility by al-Qaida.

Yet every fact and official assertion only feeds into alternative views that become amplified on the Internet, some tinged with anti-Semitism because of the close U.S.-Israeli alliance. They theorize that a knowing U.S. government stood by as the plot unfolded, or that controlled demolitions destroyed the Twin Towers, and the Pentagon was hit by a missile.

"All this, of course, would require hundreds if not thousands of people to be in on the plot. It speaks volumes for the determination to believe something," said David Aaronovitch, the British author of "Voodoo Histories: the role of Conspiracy Theory in Modern History."

"This kind of theory really does have a big impact in the Middle East," he said. "It gets in the way of thinking seriously about the problems in the area and what should be done."

A U.S. State Department website devotes space to debunking conspiracy theories about Sept. 11, in the apparent belief that the allegations must be addressed forcefully rather than dismissed out of hand as the ruminations of a fringe group.

"Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored. As a superpower, the United States is often cast as a villain in these dramas," the site says.

Tod Fletcher of Petaluma, California, has worked as an assistant to David Ray Griffin, a retired theology professor, on books that question the Sept. 11 record. He was cautious about the Iranian president's comments about conspiracy theories, suggesting Ahmadinejad may have been politically motivated by his enmity with the U.S. government.

"It seems like it's the sort of thing that could lead to further vilification of people who criticize the official account here in the United States," Fletcher said.


Torchia reported from Istanbul. Associated Press Writers Gulden Alp in Ankara, Turkey, and Zarar Khan in Islamabad contributed to this report.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kidnapping/Rape/Torture Victim Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Says Israel Did 9/11

From the New York Post (9/26/10):

"Some segments within the US government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and to save the Zionist regime," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in his Thursday UN speech.

The same day, about three miles south, a veiled Aafia Siddiqui, sentenced to 86 years for trying to kill Americans in Afghanistan and who also plotted New York attacks, charged Israel was connected to 9/11. "I'm not anti-Israel, but, yes, I have said they masterminded 9/11 and I have proof of that," said the MIT-educated Pakistani.

Read more:

See also:

Aafia Siddiqui: ‘I have proof Israel masterminded 9/11…big wars are being planned’ -PakAlert Press

Pakistan weighing ways to win Aaafia's release


Kevin Barrett of Muslims for 9/11 Truth interviews Dr. Aafia's lawyer, Tina Foster: article

listen to interview (Tina Foster joins Kevin for the second half hour of the show)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

International Law Expert: Ahmadinejad is Right about 9/11!

An international lawyer says many now question the truth behind the 9/11 attacks, and that American citizens are demanding an international probe into the incident.

Source: Press TV

"Ahmadinejad is absolutely rational and correct on this, that the American people are now coming to the point of demanding an international inquiry (into the 9/11 attacks), " Franklin Lamb told Press TV. [Listen to Franklin Lamb's radio interview with Kevin Barrett of Muslims for 9/11 Truth.)

The Beirut-based lawyer was referring to remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his address to the 65th UN General Assembly that the 9/11 incident might have been the result of an inside job in the United States.

"This call [for an international investigation] didn't start in the Middle East. It stated more than a year ago in Canada, in Europe, in Latin America, and increasingly in America itself," he continued.

"There are just too many questions raised by architects, by pilots, by experts, by engineers, by [US Department of] Homeland Security employees and the FBI," the international lawyer reiterated.

"There is every reason to have an inquiry and the [US President Barack] Obama administration should join this call, not oppose it," he underlined.

The lawyer added what President Ahmadinejad said was a 'logical proposal' and that "the president of Iran is now in synchronization with the majority of the American people."

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"Only 16 per cent of respondents say the government headed by U.S. president George W. Bush is telling the truth on what it knew prior to the terrorist attacks, down five points since May 2002." Angus Reid poll, 2006

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ahmadinejad Applauded at UN for Telling 9/11 Truth; Fox Apoplectic!

President Ahmadinejad's UN speech: video transcript

It looks like President Ahmadinejad kept last Monday's promise to Muslims for 9/11 Truth's Enver Masud, read Enver's book 9/11 Unveiled, and decided to make his strongest 9/11 truth statement yet during his UN speech. (Read the
genuinely fair and balanced report by al-Jazeera-English.)

The US corporate media is not reporting this story--they're just exuding yowls of fabricated outrage. They are shocked -- shocked! -- that a world leader could say anything so obvious as that 9/11 was an inside job.

While MSNBC's report on Ahmadinejad's courageous speech is somewhat amusing, the most hilarious yowl of outrage came from -- where else -- Fox News. It is so precious that we are posting every single word of it below. Feel free to visit Fox's website to post a comment!
-Kevin Barrett, editor, Muslims for 9/11 Truth website

Applause for Ahmadinejad

He was greeted by applause when he walked into the United Nations General Assembly, and applauded again, even after questioning 9/11 and claiming that the American government may have been behind the attack.

That’s right, applauded after questioning the motivation for the terrorist attacks, who was responsible for them, and essentially suggesting they were a U.S. plot.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made a variety of claims over the years during his appearances here, but he never has gone this far when talking about 9/11.

During his General Assembly address, the Iranian President called for a “U.N. fact finding group” to investigate 9/11.

He also said that ”the majority of the American people as well as most nations and politicians around the world” believe that “some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining of the American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order to save the Zionist regime.”

Before his speech, the Obama administration must have had high hopes that Ahmadinejad would have listened to the offers of diplomacy as presented by the administration and its allies on the Security Council. Members of the U.S. delegation remained in their seats. In years past, only what is called a “low-level note taker” has often been posted behind the little plastic “United States” sign, when Ahmadinejad took the stage.

On Tuesday, when Ahmadinejad spoke during the global summit on poverty, the American delegation remained even as he predicted the defeat of capitalism.

But true to form, he quickly went over the line with his 9/11 remarks and that prompted the U.S. diplomats, and others, to get up and walk out.

“ It’s outrageous,” said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. “a short distance from here, nine years ago, three-thousand people were killed in an attack perpetrated by nineteen people, and an attack that was orchestrated by Al Qaeda. We know exactly who did it, they’ve admitted it, the facts are not in dispute, so for the President of Iran to come here and make the suggestion that somehow this was an American plot, is simply outrageous.”

But as Ahmadinejad walked from the podium, he did so rewarded by applause in the august chamber of the world body.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

'9/11 Unveiled' presented to President Ahmadinejad

September 21, 2010
The Wisdom Fund

'9/11 Unveiled' presented to President Ahmadinejad (who has called 9/11 a "big lie")

Yesterday in New York, Mr. Enver Masud, founder of The Wisdom Fund, presented his book "9/11 Unveiled" to Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The occasion was a private dinner at the Warwick hotel in New York City hosted by Mohammad Khazaee, the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations.

Approximately 50 Muslim leaders, including Minister Farrakhan and representatives of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim American Society (MAS), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Truth & Justice Foundation attended.

Following dinner, President Ahmadinejad met with guests and invited questions and comments. He responded to each of them.

In his response to Mr. Masud's statement that the official account of 9/11 is false, President Ahmadinejad stated that he would read Mr. Masud's book "9/11 Unveiled".

President Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

"9/11 Unveiled" was mailed to President Obama and Attorney General Holder on March 24, 2009, and has since been presented to several US government officials.

"9/11 Unveiled" is available free at The Wisdom Fund.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Muslims Didn't Do It


"All the proffered evidence that America was attacked by Muslims on 9/11, when subjected to critical scrutiny, appears to have been fabricated." -- David Ray Griffin, Professor emeritus, philosopher, and author of couple of dozen books on philosophy and 9/11

Military and Intelligence Services Officials

"I'm astounded that the conspiracy theory advanced by the administration could in fact be true and the evidence does not seem to suggest that that's accurate." -- Col. Ronald D. Ray, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)

"Scholars and professionals . . . have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official 'investigations' have really been cover-up operations." -- Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)

"Your countrymen have been murdered and the more you delve into it the more it looks as though they were murdered by our government, who used it as an excuse to murder other people thousands of miles away." -- Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret)

"It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics." -- Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)

"No aircraft hit the Pentagon. Totally impossible! You couldn't make the turns with a 757. You couldn't fly it in over the highway. You couldn't fly it over the light poles. You couldn't even get it that close to the ground because of turbulence." -- Major Douglas Rokke, PhD, U.S. Army (ret)

"The government story they handed us about 9/11 is total B.S. plain and simple." -- Capt. Russ Wittenberg, U.S. Air Force

"[W]hat we saw happen on that morning of September 11, 2001, was the result of a highly-compartmentalized covert operation to bring about a fascist coup in this country." -- Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD

Pilots and Aviation Professionals

"We analyzed the data and announced our conclusion on 3/26/07 that 'The information provided by the NTSB does not support the 9/11 Commission Report of American Airlines Flight 77 impact with the Pentagon.'" -- Rob Balsamo, Commercial airline pilot, Co-founder Pilots for 9/11 Truth

"I most certainly and honestly believe, that sometime in the near future, it will become common knowledge that the events of 9/11 were an 'inside job' designed, engineered and committed by a very large and 'in control' rogue element within our United States federal government". -- Glen Stanish, Commercial airline pilot

"No Boeing 757 ever crashed into the Pentagon. No Boeing 757 ever crashed at Shanksville. . . . And no Arab hijacker, ever in a million years, ever flew into the World Trade Center. And if you got 30 minutes I'll tell you exactly why he couldn't do it the first time." -- John Lear, Retired commercial airline pilot

". . . an airplane that weighs 100 tons all assembled is still going to have 100 tons of disassembled trash and parts after it hits a building. There was no wreckage from a 757 at the Pentagon." -- Capt. Russ Wittenberg, Retired commercial pilot

"I was also a Navy fighter pilot and Air Combat Instructor, U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School and have experience flying low altitude, high speed aircraft. I could not have done what these beginners did." -- Commander Ralph Kolstad, Retired commercial airline captain

"I know from my experience that it would have been highly improbable that even a seasoned American test pilot, a military test pilot, could have flown a T-category, aircraft like the 757, into the first floor of the Pentagon because of a thing called Ground Effect." -- Capt. Fred Fox, Retired commercial airline pilot

"The Pentagon was not hit by a Boeing 757. A Boeing 757 did not crash in Shanksville Pa." -- Gordon Price, Retired commercial airline captain

Engineers and Architects

"The 9/11 Commission Report is fatally flawed. The major conclusions of the 9/11 Commission Report - the official, conspiracy theory - are false." -- Enver Masud, Engineer and author "9/11 Unveiled"

"[A]ll three World Trade Center high-rise buildings, the Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed not by fire as our government has told us, but by controlled demolition with explosives." -- Richard Gage, Founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth

"I have 'known' from day-one that the buildings were imploded and that they could not and would not have collapsed from the damage caused by the airplanes that ran into them." -- Daniel B. Barnum, B.Arch, FAIA

"[S]ymmetrical collapse is strong evidence of a controlled demolition. A building falling from asymmetrical structural failure would not collapse so neatly, nor so rapidly". -- David A. Johnson, B.Arch, MCP, PhD, F.AICP

"Obviously it [WTC 7] was the result of controlled demolition and scheduled to take place during the confusion surrounding the day's events." -- Jack Keller, BS CE, MS Irrigation Eng, PhD Agricultural and Irrigation Eng, PE, F.ASCE

"In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished". -- Hugo Bachmann, PhD

"The [Twin Tower] building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. That was the largest plane at the time. I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door." -- Frank A. DeMartini, Architect and WTC Construction Manager

"I looked at the drawings, the construction and it couldn't be done by fire. So, no, absolutely not." -- Danny Jowenko, Proprietor, Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie B.V.


"We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations." -- A. K. Dewdney, PhD, Member Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven

"Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire." -- David L. Griscom, Research physicist, Member Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice

"Truth, Ethics and Professionalism are completely lacking in the official aftermath and investigations surrounding the 911 disasters. Unfortunately we went to war predicated on lies, sustained in lies, and perpetuated in lies." -- Hamid Mumin, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo.

"In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished". -- Jorg Schneider, Dr hc, Professor Emeritus, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

"This is the first time, and this is the worst disaster, but this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, . . . I found that the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity and their protection starting on 9/11." -- Mary Schiavo, JD, Former Professor of Aviation

"On the basis of photographic and video evidence as well as related data and analyses, I provide thirteen reasons for rejecting the official hypothesis, according to which fire and impact damage caused the collapse of the Twin Towers and WTC 7, in favor of the controlled-demolition hypothesis." -- Steven Jones, PhD, Former Professor of Physics

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bill "Death Threat" O'Reilly Plugs Muslims for 9/11 Truth!

Bill O'Reilly, one of the most loathesome figures in the history of television, once hurled a barely-veiled death threat at Muslims for 9/11 Truth co-founder Kevin Barrett. On another occasion, he exhibited nauseatingly smarmy condescension toward one of Barrett's University of Wisconsin students. But his latest attack on the 80% of the world's Muslims who know 9/11 was an inside job, and on the 9/11 truth movement in general, was sickening even by O'Reilly standards.

O'Reilly tries to smear Imam Rauf, the point man behind the Cordoba Project Islamic Center, by associating him with Muslims for 9/11 Truth board member Faiz Khan, M.D. Dr. Khan is a 9/11 first responder with a well-deserved reputation as an unusually thoughtful and -- yes -- moderate person. O'Reilly tries to paint Dr. Faiz Khan as a dangerous "radical" simply because Dr. Khan has studied the facts of 9/11 and come to the same conclusions as 80% of the world's Muslims, roughly 100 million Americans, and a growing number of architects, engineers, and other experts.

It is, of course, O'Reilly and Fox News -- not Dr. Faiz Khan and the 1.2 billion Muslims who know 9/11 was an inside job -- who are the biggest bunch of extremists on the planet. They should be taken off the air ; - )

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Leading Islamic Scholar Imran Hosein: A Powerful Voice of 9/11 Truth

Muslims for 9/11 Truth co-founder Kevin Barrett interviews Imran Hosein

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From "A Muslim Response to the Attack on America" by Imran N. Hosein

The terrorist attack on America constituted a turning point in history as significant as that moment in the summer of 1914 when another terrorist attack launched the First World War. I believe that those who are hell-bent on eventually ruling the whole world are responsible for both terrorist attacks, and that the Israeli Mossad and its allies acted on their behalf in planning and executing the attack of September 11th. The terrorist attack and the ensuing so-called war on ‘terrorism’ that it provoked was designed to make the world a safer place for the Jews and for the State of Israel. The true terrorists who attacked America on that day know who they are, and Allah Most High also Knows who they are. We pray to Allah Most High to expose them, and to punish them. Amin!

The ruling British/American/Jewish world order is now more openly at war with Islam than ever before. This is because they are approaching the climax of their more-than-a-thousand-year war. ‘Jerusalem in the Qur’an’ makes an attempt to explain this war against Islam, and to anticipate what lies ahead for that world order, for Muslims, and for the State of Israel.

The most dangerous and obnoxious of all creatures on the face of the earth today, or the most evil people beneath the sky, are those scholars of Islam or Muslim leaders, who were totally deceived by the September 11th act of terrorism and who responded to it by blaming Arabs and Muslims for the attack and by extending patriotic support to Britain/USA/Israel in their war against Islamic Afghanistan. Usama bin Ladin and the Taliban regime in Afghanistan were completely innocent of that September 11th attack. The war against them on this account is manifestly unjust. Such misguided, Islamic scholars and leaders ought to be universally condemned.

I responded to the September 11th attack days later by praying to Allah Most High in an Islamic Center in Queens, New York, to punish those responsible for the attack, with the greatest possible punishment, and with a punishment that would continue until the Last Day. All those who were present in the Masjid joined me in the prayer. Having done that I now invite the Jews to make a similar prayer.

Imran N. Hosein, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. December 2001

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Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best-selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an.

He was born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 from parents whose ancestors had migrated as indentured labourer from India. He is a graduate of the Aleemiyah Institute in Karachi and has studied at sevaral instutions of higher learning including the University of Karachi, the University of the West Indies, Al Azhar University and the Graduate Institute of International Relations in Switzerland.

He lived in New York for ten years during which time he served as the Director of Islamic Studies for the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations of Greater New York. He lectured on Islam in several American and Canadian universities, colleges, churches, synagogues, prisons, community halls, etc. He also participated in many inter-faith dialogues with Christian and Jewish scholars while representing Islam in USA. He was the Imam, for sometime, at Masjid Dar al-Qur'an in Long Island, New York. He also led the weekly Juma'ah prayers and delivered the sermon at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan once a month for ten years continuously.

He is a former Principal of the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of Research of the World Muslim Congress in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of the Islamic Institute for Education and Research in Miami, Florida, and Director of D'awah for Tanzeem-e-Islami of North America.

He has traveled continuously and extensively around the world on Islamic lecture-tours since graduating from the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in 1971 at age 29. And he has also written more than a dozen books on Islam that have invariably been received with public respect. Indeed, Jerusalem in the Qur'an - An Islamic View of the Destiny of Jerusalem has become a best seller and has been translated and published in several languages.

Prof. Dr. Malik Badri, Dean of the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, wrote the Foreword to the book.

Imran's first book, entitled 'Islam and Buddhism in the Modern World' was written when he was just 29 and still remains the only book on the subject by a Muslim scholar. That book won high praise from such eminent scholars as Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi and renowned historian, Dr. Ishtiaq Husain Quraishi, eminent Pakistani jurist and philosopher, A. K. Brohi, and eminent Muslim sociologist, Dr. Basharat Ali.

Maulana Dr. Fazlur Rahman Ansari, an outstanding scholar of Islam of the modern age, wrote the Foreword to that book.

Imran Hosein's three new books, published in 2007, on 'Surah al-Kahf' of the Qur'an and on the subject of 'Signs of the Last Day in the Modern Age', offer rare insights into interpretation of the Qur'an and the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad insofar as they explain the modern age.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What If Muslims Didn't Do It?

Letter to the Editor published by the Peoria Journal-Star Sept. 10th, 2010, also to be published by two other Illinois newspapers:

Forum: Questions about 9-11 attackers remain

9-11 always reminds me of reading the early newspaper reports that Mohammed Atta and cohorts were not Muslim fundamentalists. All the accounts from neighbors, cab drivers, bar owners and even a girlfriend who was a stripper were consistent in describing those guys as drinking, drugging, womanizing egomaniacs who cared nothing whatsoever for Islam or Allah.

I think it may shockingly emerge that Muslims were framed for the horrendous crimes of 9-11, so that the powers-that-be could have "a reason" to use American blood and treasure for invading and occupying the Middle East with its resources.

Once you know that a year prior to 9-11, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Jeb Bush and others published exactly such proposals - look up PNAC (Project for a New American Century) - then it becomes alarming that they further stated their military goals could not be accomplished without some "catalyzing and catastrophic event - like a new Pearl Harbor." A year later, George W. Bush called 9-11 a new Pearl Harbor.

My point is: What if Muslims didn't do it? And what would that mean in terms of a new direction in world history?

Connie Cook Smith


Friday, September 10, 2010

National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) declares Muslim innocence, calls for new 9/11 investigation and an apology

NAMAW Chairwoman, Anisa Abd el Fattah

National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) declares Muslim innocence, calls for new 9/11 investigation and an apology in upcoming radio program.

US Muslim women's Association says Muslims have been unjustly scapegoated and calls for new independent investigation of 9/11.

USA. September 10th, 2010.

In an attempt to set the record straight and to end false and unproven allegations that it was Muslims who planned and carried out the devastating and criminal attacks on the World Trade Center in NY City, and the Pentagon in Washington DC, on September 11, 2001, a national Muslim Women's organization will provide proof during an international radio broadcast, that Muslims did not carry out those attacks.

On September 11, 2010 at 10:00am, EST, The National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) will issue a statement via an international radio broadcast, where they will provide proof that Muslims did not attack the US on 9/11. The program can be accessed at

"This is our humble effort to free Muslims from the unfair and unjust stigma that has been placed upon us by those who rushed to judgment after 9/11, and wrongly blamed Muslims and Islam for the attacks", says NAMAW founder and Chairwoman Anisa Abd el Fattah. "Since that time numerous experts in the fields of aviation, aeronautics, demolitions, architects, engineers and other scientists, and first responders have compiled an impressive body of proof, showing clearly that Muslims did not attack the US on 9/11, or at any other time. Abd el Fattah said further, that "We hope to provide some of that evidence for our listeners consideration, and also to read some of the testimonies presented by military experts, including a former NATO General and presidential candidate, calling for a new investigation based upon some of the same evidence we will present."

Along with declaring Muslim innocence based upon scientific proof that creates a reasonable doubt as to the truthfulness of the official 9/11 report, NAMAW will call for a new and independent investigation, and also for an apology and reparations to the families of the nearly 5 million Muslims killed in the so called war on terrorism launched in revenge for 9/11. To date 5 Muslim countries have been invaded, attacked and occupied as a result of 9/11 . NAMAW hopes that this action will end the violence and hatred against Muslims that resulted from the 9/11 attacks, the false charges and continued scapegoating of Muslims.

Radio Presentation: Reasonable Doubt: How we Know Muslims Did Not Attack the US on 9/11
When: September 11th, 2010
Time: 10:00am EST

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Dr. Syed Zaidi: Investigate 9/11, THEN Build Ground Zero Mosque

August 18, 2010

Re: 'No Islamic Community Center at Ground Zero'

Dear Jewish War Veterans of America

Here is my response to your statement opposing a mosque at Ground Zero:

I am from a Muslim family, and I humbly agree with these Jewish veterans. It would be inappropriate to have a Muslim centre near Ground Zero under the present circumstances.

Let there be an open inquiry, under the auspices of the General Assembly of the United Nations, to go into the official US government story about 9/11, with free and open examination of the claims of experts such as Prof David Ray Griffin, Prof Steven Jones, Christopher Bollyn, Richard Gage and others in the so-called 9/11 truth movement; and from the other side, any witnesses that the US government, the government of Israel or any of their friends and supporters would wish to put forward.

If the evidence clearly supports the US government claim, the world Muslim community should agree, as atonement, to knock down all mosques within one hundred miles of Ground Zero.

If, however, it turns out that 9/11 was clearly an inside job, under the leadership of Zionists and globalists, for the expansion of the American empire and for the destruction of Israels enemies, then it would be most appropriate, as Dr Kevin Barrett has proposed to President Obama, for a giant mosque to be constructed at Ground Zero itself.

Syed Zaidi
(retired professor of philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Ground Zero Mosque Controversy: An Open Letter to Feisal Rauf and Daisy Khan

from Anab Whitehouse (originally posted here)

The intention with which I write this letter is as a friend – although I realize that you may not consider me to be a friend. After all, I have been publically critical of Feisal’s book: What’s Right With Islam (e.g., in my: Unveiling Terrorism, Fundamentalism and Spiritual Abuse). However, if friends can’t be honest with one another, then, I’m not really sure what friendship means.

Moreover, we previously have sat down face-to-face on a number of occasions to break bread and discuss issues of importance. I may not always have said what you liked or stated that with which you agreed, but I have always interacted with you both in a sincere fashion.

I once asked you, Daisy, to look in on a friend and her two children because I was concerned about their physical and spiritual welfare given that they seemed to be inextricably entangled with a fraudulent Sufi teacher. I asked you to do this because, among other reasons, you were relatively proximate to, and a friend of, the family in question while I was living more than ten hours travel-time away from them, and because -- for reasons about which you were cognizant -- a phone call from me might not have been well received.

You expressed mystification about what I believed you could do concerning those three individuals, and I said: “Be a Friend”. In response you said during our phone conversation that you were planning to meet with the mother in the near future, and you indicated to me you would try to gauge what was going on. I assume this was done – I have to assume this since I never heard back from you on the matter.

I also have tried to get in touch with Feisal on several occasions – both by e-mail and phone. On one of these occasions, I spoke with you and asked you to pass on a message to Feisal that I wanted to talk with him about an issue of some importance to me.

Once again, I never heard back. So, I have to assume that neither of you consider me to be a friend despite our past relatively, friendly interactions.

I can’t do anything about your side of the situation. All I can try to do is look after my own spiritual condition.

I have never written either of you off. I did not do this despite my disappointment in some of the things you were saying and doing – such as Feisal’s support for the fatwa which tried to justify Muslims killing other Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan … a fatwa that Feisal sent to the New York Times encouraging them to publish it and which was included in Feisal’s book (What’s Right With Islam) – a position which I criticized in my aforementioned book.

On the other hand, you both have been giving me some fairly clear signals for quite some time that you did not wish to have anything to do with me. Consequently, I consider our relationship to be one of estrangement – that is, something which is, in a sense, still open, in however a tenuous manner, but fraught with tension of one kind or another and something that might never get resolved.

In any case, despite the turbulent waters that have flowed beneath the existential bridge so elusively connecting us, I am currently writing to you both as a friend. Moreover, what I have to say now is from nowhere but my heart and soul with a deep concern for your spiritual welfare, as well as the welfare of all Americans and people throughout the world.

You, Feisal, have been criticized by, among others, Newt Gingrich for claiming that the United States was, in a sense, partially responsible,for what happened on 9/11. Your position is the ‘blowback’ theory championed by a variety of people – including Noam Chomsky, Chalmers Johnson, Amy Goodman, and Howard Zinn – that through the oppressive and destructive policies conducted by the United States government in relation to many Muslim countries over the last six decades (starting, perhaps, with the CIA’s over-throw of the legally elected Mossadegh’s government in Iran in 1953), the United States incited various elements in the Muslim world to get revenge against the United States … revenge which allegedly came home to roost on 9/11.

Your ‘blowback’ position is in need of revision, for it is inconsistent with the actual facts of 9/11. You should revise your understanding in the light of testimony from, among others: Sibel Edmonds, Indira Singh, Mike Ruppert, Barry Jennings, David Chandler, William Rodriquez, Richard Grove, Robin Wright, Colleen Rowley, April Gallop, David Schippers, Pierre Henry-Brunel, Judy Wood, Kevin Ryan, A.K. Dewdney, Steven Jones, Anthony Shaffer, Richard Gage, William Lagasse and Chadwick Brooks (both of whom are Pentagon Police Officers), as well as hundreds of architects, engineers, scientists, pilots (both commercial and military), fire-fighters (including the first responders whose testimony was finally released under a Freedom of Information suit by the New York Times against the City of New York), ex-CIA officers, and workers at both Arlington Cemetery and the Naval Annex who have come forth with evidence that collectively demonstrates that the “official” conspiracy theory concerning 9/11 cannot withstand critical scrutiny – in other words, that what is alleged to have happened, among other places, at the Twin Towers and the Pentagon did not occur in the way that has been claimed in: The 9/11 Commission Report; the various NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) reports concerning the Twin Towers and Building 7; or, the Pentagon Performance Report.

John Farmer, who headed up one of the 9/11 Commission research teams, has indicated that there were many dynamics taking place behind the scenes of the Commission that ensured Philip Zelikow -- a person with deep ties and conflicts of interest concerning the Bush Administration, conflicts of interest about which he remained silent when he was being interviewed for the position of: ‘Director of the 9/11 Commission’ -- had complete control over what did and did not see the light of day during the investigation. Not only is there evidence to indicate that Zelikow had already written a first draft of the Commission’s Report prior to any witnesses being deposed, but there is overwhelming evidence to indicate that Zelikow actively sought to exclude important testimony from the process by preventing many, if not all, of the testimony from the foregoing listed names to be properly considered or openly discussed through the 9/11 Commission process.

I believe you are honorable people who are seeking to do good as best you currently are able to understand what that might mean and involve. I believe your Cordoba initiative is done with such an intention.

I do not believe you are willfully holding an opinion concerning the events of 9/11 that is contrary to the facts. Rather, I believe you hold the opinion you do because you are ignorant of the actual facts – because you have not had the time or taken the time to do due diligence with respect to conducting rigorous research concerning 9/11.

I believe your situation vis-à-vis 9/11 is that of many Americans and even that of many people in the media. I do not believe any of you are part of some vast conspiracy to cover up the truth about 9/11.

I believe you have made the same mistake that many people have committed in this matter. You have let other people provide you with many of your opinions and ideas about 9/11 without bothering to properly verify or vet those sources.

Based solely on your public statements (such as, among other places, your book: What’s Right With Islam), I know that you have not carefully, if at all, gone through The 9/11 Commission Report, The FEMA Report, the NIST reports, or the Pentagon Performance Report. I know with even more certainty that you have not taken the time to listen to the testimony or read the testimony of most, if not all, of the witnesses who I mentioned earlier.

I know this because if you had done such due diligence you would have come to a much different conclusion than you have concerning the events of 9/11. I know this because you have had a good education and, at one point in your life, were heading toward a career in science and, therefore, are capable of looking at empirical data or experimental results and, then, being able to critically analyze such material in order to evaluate its credibility and viability. I know this because I have had discussions with you previously about technical issues.

The problem, however, is that you really have not looked at the actual data and facts concerning 9/11. Indeed, as indicated, your problem is that of many individuals in America – individuals of good will and decency – who have accepted, without much critical investigation of their own, what other people have had to say about 9/11 … people who had positions of responsibility concerning the investigation of 9/11 but, unfortunately, betrayed the American people instead.

I don’t know what the motives of such people were. I am not interested in speculating about them.
What I do know is that they got pretty much everything wrong. They committed egregious errors of both commission and omission during their inquiries into such things as the collapse of the Twin Towers, the collapse of Building 7, the devastation at the Pentagon, and the jet crash in the field in Pennsylvania.

I have no theory about who or what is responsible for the events of 9/11. I have not formed any conclusions -- one way or the other -- whether the alleged 19-20 hijackers actually had anything to do (whether peripherally, indirectly, or directly) with 9/11.

People who demand to know who committed the terrorist acts of 9/11, if not the 19 or 20 Muslims in question, are getting the cart before the horse. First one needs to establish the facts, and, then, one needs to connect the dots to see where they lead with respect to the people who may be implicated by those facts.

No one in the government, academia, or the mainstream media have done any of their so-called fact-finding in a way that is capable of plausibly being able to demonstrate that the Twin Towers or Building 7 collapsed in the way alleged. No one in the government, academia, or the mainstream media have done any of their so-called fact-finding in a manner which is capable of accounting for what allegedly occurred at the Pentagon. No one in government, academia, or the mainstream media have done any of their so-called fact-finding in a way that plausibly accounts for what allegedly went on in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

None of the foregoing is about who is responsible for 9/11. It is entirely about what actually happened – and can be demonstrated – with respect to the physical facts of 9/11.

Why have I bothered to provide the foregoing overview concerning certain facets of 9/11? There are several reasons.

First, I am trying to induce you both to actually take the time to verify whether, or not, your beliefs concerning 9/11 are correct and viable. You cannot do this without going through the physical evidence alluded to before, and, to date, I am certain that you have not done this with much deliberation … if at all.

Secondly, as long as your opinions concerning 9/11 are critically and factually uninformed, you are not really in any position to make sound judgments concerning the present situation vis-à-vis Cordoba House aka Park51, or the so-called Ground Zero Mosque. Pressure is mounting for you and the other stakeholders of SoHo Properties to acquiesce to the demands of many Americans that you should be willing to move your project to another, less sensitive, less problematic location.

Unfortunately, almost everyone is arguing about the wrong principles with respect to the foregoing controversy. The central issue is not about First Amendment rights, nor is it about the right of Americans to have their sensitivities concerning 9/11 be given proper consideration, nor is it about the rights of 9/11 families to be saved from further insult and injury … although all of these principles are, in their own context, perfectly understandable and not unreasonable.

The real principle at the heart of the ‘Cordoba House’ controversy is the elephant in the room that no one wants to talk about. The elephant is named “Truth and Justice”, and it is the visibly invisible ghost of 9/11. Three thousand innocents – both Americans and foreign nationals – were assassinated on 9/11. Then, when there was a rush to judgment by all too many people who should have known better, the tragedy of 9/11 led to the further slaughter of tens of thousands of more innocents in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with tens of thousands more who have been maimed for life – both American and non-American and both Muslim and non-Muslim.

The families of 9/11 victims have been betrayed. The people of America have been betrayed. The soldiers of America have been betrayed. The people of Iraq and Afghanistan have been betrayed. Truth and justice have been betrayed.

How can you or the other stakeholders of SoHo Properties reach an equitable resolution with respect to the Cordoba House controversy when the whole brouhaha is predicated on misinformation and ignorance concerning the facts of the matter of 9/11? Your present controversy cannot be properly resolved, America’s 9/11 wounds cannot be adequately healed, and the tremendous injustices inflicted on Iraq and Afghanistan cannot be adequately addressed until the truth about 9/11 is established.

Mark Twain once said: “The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, it’s that they know so many things that aren’t so.” No truer words have ever been said about people’s ideas and opinions concerning 9/11.

If 9/11 families and the people of America want their concerns and sensitivities properly taken into consideration with respect to the Cordoba House project, then, they need to reciprocate and take steps to ensure that what they believe to have happened on 9/11 actually took place in the way that the official story claims. For, if things concerning 9/11 are other than they are officially framed to be, the 9/11 families and the people of America will need to adopt an entirely different set of concerns and sensitivities with respect to 9/11.

If anyone would like to interject at this point that the facts of 9/11 already have been established, then, they haven’t been paying attention. Anyone who has not gone through: The 9/11 Commission Report, the NIST reports, The Pentagon Performance Report, as well as listened carefully to the testimony of all of the people I have listed earlier (and many others could be added to that list) and who were prevented (either actively or passively) from testifying before the 9/11 Commission – such a person really has no idea of what may, or may not, have taken place on 9/11.

The understanding of such an individual concerning the physical facts of 9/11 has been provided for them through something other than their own due diligence. Anyone who is honest about this issue will admit as much.

Feisal and Daisy, you, and others at SoHo Properties, have an unprecedented opportunity to do great service to both truth and justice, as well as to the 9/11 families, the rest of America, democracy, and the peoples of Iraq and Afghanistan. Actually, there is no one else on the face of the earth at the present time who has the same chance as you now possess to ensure that the right thing is done with respect to so many principles and people.

This opportunity may never come again. You have a chance to do what no one else has been able to achieve with respect to 9/11 -- namely, seek a new investigation into 9/11 that is objective, rigorous, independent, thorough, and capable of generating results which are actually able to reflect the full set of existing data concerning 9/11 … something which has not, yet, happened through: the government, the media, academia, or any of the organizations which officially have been linked to the supposed official investigation into 9/11.

As an act of good faith, I feel you should be willing to move your Cordoba House project to another location. However, in exchange for your act of good faith you should require a reciprocal act of good faith – an agreement to establish (through state and/or federal grand juries) an exhaustive exploration into 9/11.

In fact, since David Patterson, the governor of New York, has graciously offered to help you find a suitable but alternative location for the Cordoba House project, I propose that David Patterson also has the authority to ensure that an appropriately unbiased grand jury of New Yorkers be convened for the purposes of investigating the murders of 9/11 – just like any other murders that have occurred, or will occur, on New York State soil. The Office of David Patterson would be a natural bridge through which both sides of the offered good faith might meet and reach a just and equitable resolution to the current controversy.

I have confidence in the American people. Moreover, the great work that state and federal grand juries do at least five days a week all across America in helping to protect democracy demonstrates that my faith in the American people is justified.

If a group of average Americans is permitted to investigate 9/11 via a grand jury format and follow the evidence wherever it takes them and subpoena power permits, I believe that the results of such an investigation will be fair and impartial. I believe that when they consider all the relevant evidence they will arrive at a judicious conclusion concerning 9/11.

However, this challenge must be under the full authority of the people of America, not the government. Let the people fulfill the purposes for which grand juries were originally established as the last bastion of defense against forces of tyranny and injustice that are capable of undermining democracy and freedom.

If you have the foresight to adopt and realize the proposal I am making concerning the exchange of location for a proper investigation into 9/11, the entire world will owe you a debt of gratitude. If you have the courage to adopt and realize the proposal I am making, the whole purpose of Cordoba House would have been fulfilled before it was even built.

I will end with some words from a Tracy Chapman song:

Don’t be tempted by the shiny apple;
Don’t you eat of the bitter fruit;
Hunger only for the taste of justice;
Hunger only for the word of truth,
For all that you have is your soul.

As a friend, I can think of no better counsel to give you.

Anab Whitehouse