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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

NY Times "German 9/11 mosque" article plagued by false statements, Islamophobia

Not everybody "got" the ambivalent humor of my Build a Mega-Mosque on Ground Zero proposal. So I'm returning to straightfaced seriousness -- all outrage and no wit. Below is today's letter to the New York Times ombudsman.
-KB
The "New York Slimes" slimes Muslims with 
unsubstantiated accusations


Arthur Brisbane, Public Editor
 The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 556-7652

Dear Mr. Brisbane,

The article "Mosque Used by 9/11 Plotters Is Closed" published August 9th contains misstatements of fact that appear designed to incite Islamophobia.

The article begins: "The authorities in Hamburg said Monday that they had shut down the mosque where several of the hijackers involved in the Sept. 11 attacks had met..."  Its ninth paragraph reads: "The mosque achieved worldwide notoriety after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and other members of the group that carried out the attacks had used the mosque as a meeting place."

Atta, al-Shehhi and the "other members of the group" have never been convicted in a court of law of carrying out the 9/11 attacks, nor has any actual evidence  against any of them -- and by "evidence" I mean evidence that would stand up in a court of law -- ever been made public. On the contrary, not one shred of evidence has ever placed any of the nineteen alleged hijackers aboard any of the alleged attack planes. Conspicuously missing from the record are boarding passes, official passenger lists, security videos, and testimony from those who would have ticketed and boarded these young men had they actually been on the planes. Additionally, at least ten of the alleged hijackers were reliably reported to have been alive after 9/11, and several others were victims of identity theft and impersonation, apparently by intelligence agents setting them up to be framed for 9/11.

The best short scholarly study of how these nineteen young men were apparently framed for 9/11 is Jay Kolar's "What We Know About the 9/11 Hijackers," published by Elsevier, Europe's leading scholarly publisher. 

Kolar's article, which has never been adequately answered by supporters of the official conspiracy theory, shows, at minimum, that there is a robust scholarly debate about the quality of "evidence" against the nineteen alleged hijackers. Therefore, calling these innocent young men -- innocent because they have never been proven guilty in a court of law -- "9/11 plotters," "hijackers," or members of "the group that carried out the attacks" is Islamophobic propaganda, not journalism. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Kevin Barrett
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin (2004), Arabic/Islamic Studies focus

PS The English-speaking world's leading Mideast journalist, Robert Fisk, has (along with most of the world's Muslim intellectuals) noted that the five-page handwritten document the FBI says it found in Atta's luggage is a ludicrous fraud.
Likewise, America's leading academic Bin Laden expert, Dr. Bruce Lawrence, has called Bin Laden's alleged confession video "bogus."   When the authorities plant evidence or accept planted evidence, suspects are routinely deemed "not guilty" for obvious reasons.
For an overview of the subject, see: http://davidraygriffin.com/articles/was-america-attacked-by-muslims-on-911/

9 comments:

  1. Kevin, if America was not attacked by Muslims on 9/11, why don't they say so? Why did they let Obama get away with saying what he said in Cairo? Why do they need you to speak for them? Where are the prominent Muslims gathering at Ground Zero to announce that they didn't do it?

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  2. The vast majority of the world's Muslims have been saying they don't believe the official story ever since it happened. Polls show around 80% of Muslims worldwide and about 2/3rds in the US say it was an inside job. Many of the world's leading Muslims have spoken out loud and clear -- go through the 100 or so entries at Muslims for 9/11 Truth, http://www.m911t.blogspot.com
    Most American Muslims are afraid to stick their necks out, due in part to the torture of about 80,000 innocent Muslims since 9/11 in the US sex torture gulag, so don't expect any gatherings at Ground Zero any time soon. Two of the best articles on why this is so:
    http://www.mujca.com/muslims.htm
    http://m911t.blogspot.com/2010/08/enver-masud-fear-paralyzes-us-muslim.html

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  3. We don't need the presence of religion to cloud our vision. Everyone knows who stands behind these masks.

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  4. I THINK THE PENTAGON OR SOMEONE IS PAYING PEOPLE TO PUT OUT BOGUS STORIES ABOUT COINTELPRO BEING IN THE PAST, COINTELPRO IS VERY MUCH ALIVE TODAY, IN FACT IT IS TEN TIMES WORSE AND TEN TIMES MORE DESTRUCTIVE. NOW THEY HAVE THE MILITARY VERY MUCH INVOLVED USING MILITARY SATELLITES TO TRACK AND MONITOR A PERSONS EVERY MOVE YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PRIVACY WHATSOEVER, THEY EVEN WATCH ME IN MY BEDROOM, THEY ARE SICK PIGS AND NEED TO BE EXPOSED NOW. ALL MY COMMUNICATIONS ARE MONITORED WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TRIAL, JURY OR JUDGE, THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. I'M GANG STALKED AND TEERRORIZED DAILY, TRACKED AND HARASSED BY THE POLICE WITH SATELLITES. THEY GET TO MY EMPLOYERS, DOCTORS, ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME. AND THEN THEY USE DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS TO POISON ME AND BRING MORE TEERROR INTO MY LIFE. THIS IS AMERICA QUIT THE PAST SHIIT! JUST WATCH MY VIDEOS! http://www.youtube.com/user/kcraigdc

    WE NEED NULLIFICATION NOW TO REGAIN OUR COUNTRY FROM THESE TYRANNICAL FREAKS WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER AMERICA AND WANT TO USHER IN THEIR NWO INSANITY. I NEED HELP IF ANYBODY GIVES A DAMN IN THIS WORLD.

    http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=149495;article=131896;title=APFN

    KEVIN CANADA

    631 778-5024

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  6. Hi Kevin,

    Have you heard of 'Operation Red Rock'? I hadn't, but it was a major 'False Flag' op to get Cambodia's Lon Nol into the Vietnamese War by destroying their aircraft on the ground, and making it look like the VC had done it. But also, the mission was so sensitive, Nixon had said none of the team should get out alive.
    The operation did suceed in getting Lon Nol involved (leading to Pol Pot after the Yanks pulled out), and only two of the 14 man team (and none of the fourteen VC prisoners they took in with them) survived.

    Chip went public after the 25-year secrecy period was up, and thought he had enough evidence to stop the government killing him: he was wrong, and he disappeared in 1998, and his tortured body washed up on a Panama beach in 2007.

    Though a killer in his time, he died a Martyr to the Truth; a whistleblower extra-ordinaire:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4217457994226676654#

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2818882053570073287#

    He also goes into high-level drug smuggling, assassinations, 'Zombie' drugs, two-phase poisons, NWO/Bilderberger/CFR/Trilateral Commission, FEMA and more.
    I sent the info to Phil Tourney (figuring it's more evidence to show US sacrificing it's military for political ends) and he emailed back that it was shocking, way beyond treason, and that he would pass the info around.
    This confirms my suspicion that this info is really very little known about, and needs exposure.
    Ted Gunderson (who interviews Chip) has also been under serious attack (see his website, http://www.tedgunderson.net/ )

    Also, you're probably aware, but in case not, A&E have come out with a new printed paper, http://ae911truth.org/news/41-articles/338-we-wrote-it-all-down-in-a-classy-little-newspaper.html . This also needs advertising, especially coming up to September.

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  7. Kevin, is Atta still alive, as his father claimed? Seems he went back and changd his story to he was killed by the Mossad, and then told other muslims to be fighters like his son. Do Muslims ever lie for Jihad?

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  8. The "Atta" in Florida who spoke fluent Hebrew did not look or act like the original, Egyptian Atta. It's likely that the real Atta DID call his father from Canada on 9/12/01 and was subsequently killed by the Mossad, which ran the "hijacker patsy" as well as WTC demolition parts of the operation. The Mossad probably killed most of the young Arab men whose stolen IDs were used in the operation, and many of these killings probably happened post-9/11 -- in many cases shortly after the patsy surfaced in the media. Go to google books and read Jay Kolar's "What We Now Know About the Alleged 9/11 Hijackers."

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  9. Info about Atta's father etc.
    http://m911t.blogspot.com/2010/04/mohamed-el-amir-awad-el-sayed-atta.html

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