Friday, March 11, 2011

Big Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Qur'anic Look at the 9/11 Blood Libel and its Idolators

by Kevin Barrett

"They cried lies to the truth when it came to them, and so they are in a state of confusion." (bal kadhdhabú bi-l haqqi lammá ja'á'ahum fa hum fí 'amrim-maríj). -Qur'an: 50(5)

The Qur'an is the heart of an ongoing conversation between God, His angel Jibríl, His prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him), the original Muslim community, and the succession of communities of Muslims that have arisen in its wake. And at the heart of the Qur'an is a concern for truth, al-Haqq, which happens to be one of the names of God.

The Qur'an speaks of itself, alongside other revelations from God, as a furqán: a criterion or distinction between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and falsehood (2:53, 2:185, 3:4, 8:29, 8:41, 21:48, 25:1). And it exposes the agony of the people of the lie -- the people who have chosen lies over truth. This agony is not theirs alone. Though the Qur'an's descriptions of hellfire aptly portray the excruciating torment to be experienced by the liars and truth-deniers, the people of truth, including the Prophet himself (saas) clearly suffer from the frustration and occasional futility of trying to bring truth to those who are in love with lies.

The Qur'an includes about 250 occurrences of words meaning "to lie," "liar," and so on, constructed from the Arabic root k-dh-b. One of the most common phrases, occurring about ten times, is: "Who does greater evil than he who lies (fabricates lies) against God?" (wa man 'adhlamu mimmani-f-tará 'ala-llahi kadhiban...") (6:21, 6:93, etc.)

The 9/11 false-flag attack was perhaps the greatest lie against God ever fabricated by human beings. It was designed to be blamed on pious Muslims, that is, people who fervently worship God and follow the message of God as revealed in the Qur'an. In truth, the attacks were carried out by the enemies of pious Muslims, the enemies of their Book -- in short, the enemies of God. By casting the Godly as diabolical, the diabolical falsely painted themselves as Godly: The day after 9/11, George W. Bush announced that he would lead "a monumental struggle of Good versus Evil," declared a "National Day of Prayer and Remembrance," and on September 14th sanctified the big lie of 9/11 with a de facto satanic mass in the National Cathedral, featuring Billy Graham, a rabbi, an imam, a cardinal, four ex-presidents, and members of Congress.* During this satanic mass, Bush - a notorious drug user, rumored pedophile and future war criminal who would later allegedly wire the White House so he could enjoy Abu Ghaib style sexual torture on live TV** - stated that he was going to "answer these attacks and rid the world of evil."

When discussing such people, the Qur'an uses the verb kadhdhaba (to cry lies to, to deny or reject the truth) more often than the simple verb kadhaba (to lie). In effect, kadhdhaba represents lying raised to an exponential power, told by a liar who compounds his lies by insisting that the truth-tellers are liars and that he, the liar, is telling the truth. Someone who is guilty of kadhdhaba is not just a liar, but a big liar. When faced with a profound and critically important truth -- a truth that reveals that the person's whole society and its dominant worldview is false and deeply corrupt -- the big liar scoffingly denies this profoundly important truth, and mendaciously calls its purveyors liars. That is what the big liars of Mecca and Medina did when faced with prophetic truth; and it is what the big liars of today do when faced with the truth about 9/11.

Several times, the Qur'an mentions the big liar who "cries lies and turns away" or "cries lies and turns his back" (kadhdhaba wa tawalla) (20:48, 75:32, 92:16, 96:13). That is, when the Prophet (saas) or one of his followers approached such a person with the profound truth of God--a truth that revealed the polytheistic plutocracy of Mecca to be deeply corrupt--the person couldn't handle the truth and turned away, figuratively or literally, from the truth-teller and from the truth itself. 9/11 truth activists face similar frustrations with the people of kadhdhaba wa tawalla.

What happens to the big liars and their lies? The Qur'an's answer: They and their civilizations are destroyed (26:139, etc.) by earthquake (29:37), fire (25:11, 32:20, 34:42), drowning (10:73), extinction (7:72), unspecified Divine punishment (6:49), and so on. Each big liar, and indeed every human being, will face a divine reckoning: "This is the Day of Decision, that you cried lies to" (37:21).

At some level we all know this. Yet we all lie to ourselves in various ways, to various degrees, to shield ourselves from the guilt of wrongdoing, great or small. Today, the American people, and others who have not stopped the genocidal wars of aggression launched by 9/11, try to hide their guilt from themselves and from God by crying lies to 9/11 truth: "None cries lies to it but every guilty aggressor" (83:12).

American culture may have inherited from Native Americans a love of simple truth***; but our leadership has generally reacted against this love of truth and made us over as a nation of liars and swindlers. Or perhaps it is the goodness and naiveté of the average American that has opened the door to psychopathic leadership. In any event, we are now a nation profoundly corrupted by lies, above all the big lie of 9/11.

"Do you make it your living to cry lies?" (56:82) If we Americans are honest, we must answer "yes." There may still be time for us to repent and turn back to truth.

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*Discussed in Thierry Meyssan, 9/11: The Big Lie, 76-79, and David Ray Griffin, The New Pearl Harbor, xiv-xv.
**Wayne Madsen Reports, May 29th-31st 2009, summarized in my book Questioning the War on Terror pp 15-16.
*** Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
****Melville, The Confidence Man


  1. Kevin,

    How many Muslim countries would it be possible to get to vote for a 9/11 investigation in the U.N. General Assembly? Iran would of course vote for it, but how many other countries would? Why wouldn't Muslim countries be joined by non-Muslim countries who also fear imperialism, such as Bolivia, Venezuela, etc? Can you imagine such an investigation headed by Professor Richard Falk, who was recently severely criticized by U.N. General Secretary Ban-ki Moon for saying that there were unanswered questions about 9/11. Can you see an international panel of Nobel Prize-winning scientists analysing those dust samples with the iron microspheres and the nanothermite chips?

  2. Unfortunately most of the Muslim countries (and other developing countries) are ruled by neo-imperial stooges and cowards...but if their people put enough pressure on them, or if there were revolutions that brought a degree of democracy, they might come on board. I would love to see this kind of investigation.

  3. One thing is for sure: we need to build a broad-based movement on the state, national and international levels demanding such an investigation. Everyone who disbelieves the government account should be included, whatever their theory about what did happen. It appears to me that some people have lost sight of this fact.

  4. Think the Egyptian people will be able to elect a government that will really represent them that might call for a 9/11 investigation? Or do the imperialists really control the Egyptian army so that whoever becomes president will be as much or more under their control as Mubarak was? Tarpley says it was really the imperialists, not the people, who overthrew Mubarak because he was being insufficiently cooperative concerning their plan to get Sunni Muslim countries to join with Israel against Iran.

  5. I don't see how any new government in Egypt could be expected to be more cooperative with anti-Iran plans than Mubarak's was. More likely, the Zionists expect an anti-Zionist government, dominated by the Ikhwan, to emerge in Egypt--which would provide the Zionists with an excuse to start another big Mideast war.

  6. Have you listened to this Tarpley broadcast from March 1? He really fills the picture in with a lot of detail.

    If an anti-Zionist government dominated by the Ikhwan does emerge, it will be filled with British and American agent provacateurs who will work with Israel to engineer the war. But in the end, this isn't about Zionism. It's about oil.

    But the "Day of Rage" to be instigated by these Ikhwan provacateurs predicted by Lindsey Williams and others has reportedly fizzled - so far at least. But the price of oil is still rapidly going up. His prediction was that serious unrest in Saudi Arabia, perhaps even the fall of the monarchy, would drive the price of oil up to $225 a barrel, which would totally destroy what is left of the American economy.

    Have you seen this video showing that Ghadaffi is using Israeli military contractors to hire African mercenaries
    to fight anti-government forces? Israel practically is a big defense contractor; this is what they do for a living and they are good at it. Ghadaffi has squirreled away plenty of oil money over the years to hire the best.

    The imperialists will have to take control of the situation to restore order, for humanitarian reasons, of course, but incidentally to gain control over Libya's oil.