An Open Letter to Independent Jewish Voices (Canada),
Dear Independent Jewish Voices (Canada),
I appreciate your courageous stance on the free-speech-and-Israel issue, and am wondering whether your group would consider calling for a new 9/11 investigation.
I am the lead editor of 9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out. In that volume, Rabbi Michael Lerner, among other distinguished contributors, voices strong doubts about the official story of 9/11 and suggests that revealing the truth might radically change the world for the better. Please note that since that book was published in early 2007, hundreds of engineers, architects, scientists, former military and intelligence officials, and other qualified people have come out against the official story of 9/11: http://www.ae911truth.org, http://www.patriotsquestion911.com
I am also the co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth http://www.mujca.com which is currently directed by Lou Stolzenberg loubikes(at)charter.net
If you were to issue a statement along the lines of "our members do not agree on how likely it is that there was official complicity in the 9/11 attacks, but we do agree that there should be a new investigation" it would be a major contribution toward peace and co-existence.
Remember, the vast majority of the world's Muslims (including me) thinks 9/11 was an obvious, in-your-face inside job. When we see groups like the ADL smearing Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth as "terrorists,"* and prominent Jewish left voices like Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman, Matt Rothschild, Norm Solomon, David Corn, etc. etc. working against 9/11 truth, it does not help us overcome our prejudices. The fact that Jews are over-represented in leftist media and academic circles, yet under-represented among those calling for 9/11 truth -- and indeed over-represented among those attacking the 9/11 truth movement -- tends to reinforce all of the worst stereotypes many Muslims hold about Jews.
Jewish voices for truth, even more than Jewish voices for peace and civil liberties, can bridge the Jewish-Muslim gap and contribute to defusing the tensions between members of our respective faiths. Please consider making a contribution to that effort.
Webmaster, Muslims for 9/11 Truth
* * Abraham Weitzman of the ADL, testifying before Congress in hearings on the "Homegrown Terrorism...Prevention Act":
"To illustrate the trends described above, we have put together a short PowerPoint demonstration. Without going into deep detail in these written remarks, I would like to offer some brief descriptions of the material that will be shown. The presentation begins with a look at how 9/11 is viewed in some eyes online, including those who applauded it as well as some conspiracies sites. The presence of the conspiracy site is significant, since so much of what passes as fact online is actually based on some form of conspiracy. These are often built around the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which allege Jewish control of the world, or around presenting the United States government as being engaged in various conspiracies or cover-ups, or ultimately having the entire Western world engaged in a vast, multi-layered conspiracy against the Islamic world."
The "conspiracy site" shown in Weitzman's presentation was Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, http://www.ae911truth.org. Please visit the site and make up your own mind whether it is a "terrorist" organization.