|Sgt. MD Alam served his country in the first Gulf War.|
Israeli-owned Zim Shipping Lines, which occupied 17,000 square feet of the 17th floor of the North Tower, broke its lease by moving out one week before 9/11; and Israeli-based Odigo Instant Messaging broadcast a message in Hebrew telling people to stay out of lower Manhattan on the morning of 9/11. The result of Israeli foreknowledge and warnings: At most three Israelis died in the Towers, compared to 47 victims from the Dominican Republic, 18 from Columbia, 11 from Germany, 41 from India, 24 from Japan, 16 from Jamaica, and so on. Given that New York's financial district is, if not exactly Israeli-occupied territory, a place where Israelis are vastly overrepresented in proportion to their percentage of the global population, the dearth of Israeli deaths in the Towers was highly suspicious, and MD Alam should be commended, not witch-hunted, for raising this question.
MD Alam is running for Secretary of State on behalf of the 99%. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's example, he has a vision of American Muslims integrating productively into American society as the phony "war on terror" ends and we start focusing on rebuilding our economy and solving our real problems.