Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth
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below originally drafted by a Buddhist who is Mujca's Scottish
'representative', the longer declaration was initially endorsed broadly at a
public meeting on the sixth anniversary of 9/11, and then subject to a
two-stage process of revision, extension and consultation in which
Secretary: Keith Mothersson,
ALL FAITHS FOR 9/11 TRUTH
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour” – Exodus 20:17
“Ye who are conscious of God – If a fasiq [untrustworthy violent person] comes to you with alarming news, make sure you verify their word, lest you afflict people out of your ignorance, and regret your actions” – Holy Qu’ran, 49:6
Please take the time to consider this booklet, because one way or another, 9/11 matters! ...
‘and the Truth shall make [us] free’ – John 8:31
As everyone was reeling from the shocking events of September 11, politicians and the corporate media instantly framed them as an iconic ‘Attack on America’, i.e. something justifying an international response, rather than, say, ‘the Manhattan murders’, necessitating good domestic policework. The upshot has been a new global Crusade (‘War on Terror’) involving invasion, occupation, torture, increased racism and Islamophobia, the curtailment of civil liberties and the accumulation of emergency powers which make the remains of democracy hang by a thread.
But who really was behind Sept 11? Terrorists for sure – because harmless civilian people died. But Arab fanatics misusing the religion of Islam? or was 9/11 an example of ‘false-flag terrorism’ by a public/private network of agency insiders using secret hi-tech capable of making huge buildings disintegrate into dust in front of our eyes, and aiming to make Arab Muslims look bad so as to kick-start a geo-political drive for Power, money, control of oil and drugs?
All of us have a deep yearning to rest secure in the certainty of being protected by people we can utterly trust. Such feelings are natural, but they become unhealthy when we look to inappropriate parental figures such as governments, broadcasters and ‘experts’ to meet these needs and when we deny the existence of real abuses, conspiracies, etc – or minimise their extent.
‘Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence’ – Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Russian Orthodox Christian)
Now that the US-UK lies about WMD have been officially admitted in the cases of both Iraq and Iran, lovers of Peace will do well to re-examine the story which these same untrustworthy people (fasiqs) told us about the 9/11 AMD (Act of Mass Destruction), which was the official reason given for invading Afghanistan.
If you have tended to take the word of these mainstream media sources which brought us Saddam’s WMD, may we please humbly beg you to overcome any feelings of automatic suspicion concerning ‘crazy conspiracy theories’ which these same media may have inculcated in you, and invite you to check whether your belief in the official (‘Bin-Laden did it’) conspiracy theory is as well founded as you may have hitherto assumed.
We ask this as people of various faiths, in the trust that your faith mandates you to care enough to want to mitigate the damage done to our world by 9/11, and will also enable you to be open enough to reconsider the Official (and other) theories about Sept 11 according to reason and evidence.
WE, THE PEOPLE, OF DIVERSE FAITH TRADITIONS
Gathered on the sixth anniversary of September 11th at Carrington St Al-Furqan mosque in Glasgow, Scotland …
Committed in a spirit of Interfaith respect and dialogue to bring to bear the best insights of our spiritual traditions in the search for peace, justice and truth and against all forms of terrorism;
Aware of the value placed in all our traditions on the preciousness of life and thus on defending harmless people from attack from whatever source or sources, using whatever supposed justifications and whatever kinds of technology, large or small, publicly displayed or secretly deployed;
Mindful of the harmful effects, not solely of giving out false witness and racist rumours which collectively blame all the members of an ethnic or religious group, but also of naively accepting such deceptions and passing them on uncritically;
Recalling that several States have long histories of procuring war through the dissemination of lies and the staging of false-flag terror attacks as pretexts for wars and imperial expansion;
Believing that only the truth honours the dead and protects the living from an increased likelihood of the repetition of terrorist events staged so as to ignite new wars or mounted in falsely claimed ’retaliation’;
Valuing not solely the role in our individual lives of true Faith and deep Acceptance of reality beyond our current preconceptions, but also such related qualities and collective practices as:
(even at the cost of being ridiculed, marginalised or threatened by those in power or those who subconsciously over-identify with the perspectives of those with most power);
Humbly aware of all our need for sensitive mutual support as we grow out of unconscious denial, and begin to face up to the frightening and painful truths surrounding 911, including the role of virtually all mainstream Western media in suppressing the voices of whistleblowers and those who question the official story of this pivotal tragedy;
Seeking no partisan or power-political objective but moved by the terrible suffering which has resulted from the ‘war on terror’ and thus Resolving to embark on a healing non-violent ‘jihad’ (campaign) of ‘right speech’, which has been known as ‘a word of truth to an oppressive ruler’ by Muslims and ‘speaking truth to power’ by Quakers;
We Therefore Declare
that in the absence of any credible evidence we can no longer go along with the official conspiracy story and Myth of Sept 11th 2001 [CE] as ‘an attack on America’ by 19 Arab/Muslim hijackers masterminded by Osama bin-Laden;
that, although there is much that we don’t know about what really happened on Sept 11, we are now in a position, due to the clear evidence of the speed of the destruction of the triple towers (Buildings 1, 2 and 7), to rule out with complete certainty the official explanation that the towers ‘fell in a gravity-driven collapse consequent upon fire and aircraft damage’;
that despite Hollywood elaboration of hijacker legends we have no good evidence of any Arab hijackers that fateful day and every reason not to jump to racist or Islamophobic conclusions that these terrible murders must have been done by Arab/Muslim fanatics motivated by hope of religious salvation.
And so We Appeal - To all people of goodwill and of faith and to all practitioners involved in Interfaith dialogue and organised networks ….
Do not leave one faith-community under the burden of supposedly having some special connection to September 11th and the phenomenon of international terrorism;
Grasp with us the nettle of 9/11 Truth, and join us in an overdue journey of self-education, not just into the truth about 9/11, but also into the mental and emotional resistances which so many of us experience when asked to awaken to the crimes and deceptions of the powerful;
Use the truth about 9/11 as a portal to further, deeper realisations about the state of our world today and what we people of faith can do to
We People of Faith Who Believe in Peace Now Declare
Our conviction that whether or not religion was a factor in causing 9/11, the great religions of the world can and must draw on and share their spiritual resources so as jointly to help to put an end to terrorism of all kinds;
Our commitment to study the truth of 9/11 from a wide variety of literature, DVDs, websites, presentations, etc, not solely the mainstream media;
Our willingness and desire to engage in dialogue about 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’ with people of other backgrounds;
Our support for authoritative and genuinely independent inquiries into what really happened on 9/11 and with other high-profile terrorist events (such as Omagh, the London murders of July 7th 2005, ‘binary liquids’ planes scare);
And our solidarity with any faith-community which finds itself collectively blamed for events which may or may not have been carried out by any of its members in the first place!
And – in the unhappy event of further terrorist murders – we appeal to all community leaders, journalists, and members of all faiths and none, not to jump to automatic conclusions about who has really been behind them, but to consider with open minds the possibility of some or other degree of involvement from secret state, corporate and private networks (which may have ranged from encouragement, instigation, allowing, to assistance and carrying it out entirely).
Resources for Further Study
Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action, David Ray Griffin (Westminster John Knox Press, July 2006); see also his Debunking 9/11 Debunking (2007); google 9/11 Myth and Reality (talk). 9/11 and American Empire, Vol 2: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out; eds. K. Barrett, John Cobb Jr, Sandra Lubarsky.
www.mujca.com/ – lively interfaith website for 911 truth, now moving to Christian leadership after initial Muslim lead (the site contains many of the articles in above book, especially articles by Barrett, Khan, Ahmed).
More generally: www.911scholars.org/ - Scholars for 911 Truth – including the important questions raised by Dr Judy Wood about the weird physical phenomena at the WTC. On the London Bombings www.julyseventh.co.uk is quite outstanding. The discussion forum at www.nineeleven.co.uk is patchy but lively and they host AFF911T discussion threads (find us under the Jihad for Peace section).
To understand the key notion of False-flag Terrorism see 9/11 Synthetic Terror – Made in US by Webster Tarpley (2006); also Nato’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe, D. Ganser (Frank Cass, 2005).
More About Ourselves
We are emerging (March 2008, CE) in the context of the UK and global peace movements, hoping to bring to bear the ‘added-value’ or synergy that a movement of various faiths can offer. And also hoping to enrich both peace-movements and faith groups with a deeper understanding of how the wars have been procured by an audacious lie. We hope with your creative ideas and activity to reach out to every nook and cranny of the Interfaith networks, and within faith communities. If you would like further copies of this booklet for distributing locally, or help in setting up a ‘911 truth evening’ or film show, please get in touch. Also if you or your faith group can make a donation to our work.
Current Contact People
All Faiths for 9/11 Truth, Acting Secretary (also Buddhist contact): Keith Mothersson 01738 783677 2b Darnhall Cres, Perth, PH2 0HH firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Christian: (ret) Bishop Michael Hare-Duke 01738 622642
‘You Must be a Conspiracy Theorist!’
The official story is itself a conspiracy theory, one with NO trustworthy evidence to support it! The charge of being a ‘conspiracy theorist’ is usually a political maneuver to intimidate people from using our own minds. Truth is a spiritual discipline practised for the sake of society. Ideally we should all be able to examine every next piece of evidence or theory with an evenly balanced, impartial mind.
If the person you are talking with doesn’t have this ‘even’ frame of mind, then it will be useless to argue with them. Please draw their attention to their emotionally-charged reaction, and ask if there is anything we can do to help them reach a calmer place before resuming discussion. If they produce good questions and arguments, do your best to answer them – or promise to get back to them if you don’t know the answer. But if they are still too hostile or upset, don’t compound their denial with your own! Try to end the discussion on a positive note.
Remember: We are not alone! There is a huge worldwide movement called the 9/11 Truth Movement, which is supported by hundreds of top statesmen, officials, generals, ex-CIA, professors, etc (see www.patriotsquestion911.com/ ) who have come out against the government’s story of 9/11, which polls show most people in the US now disbelieve. Even so we are likely to encounter psychological resistance to the truth about 9/11 among our co-religionists, requiring us to proceed with patience, emotional sensitivity and skill.
In The Psychology of Patriotic Denial, Tova Gabrielle draws on expertise in the psychologies of addiction, religious cults, mind control, and hypnosis to explain how an entire country was duped or ‘psy-oped’, and how to recover our balance. (http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/POPD.html)
We citizens are expected to observe the unspoken but classic rules that protect the alcoholic head of the family: ‘Don’t talk, don’t think, don’t feel.’ … The longer we delude ourselves and try to avoid our pain, the greater is the infection we that we create within our collective psyche. ….We need to become willing to give up our sense of false security in order to stop living a huge lie. Otherwise, we will remain, like children of alcoholics, afraid of our feelings of powerlessness. … Get creative and spread the truth. We can’t heal what we can’t feel. We can’t change what we won’t even dare to imagine.