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September 11, 2014

Anti-Semite Christopher Bollyn Scheduled to Attend 9-11 Events in California

Christopher Bollyn, an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who focuses on the 9-11 attacks, reportedly will be making several appearances at 9-11 events in California. Bollyn was one of the earliest promoters of anti-Semitic 9-11 theories blaming Israel and Jews for the attacks.

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Christopher Bollyn

On September 11, Bollyn will have a table at the “9-11 Truth Film Festival” in Oakland. Two days later, on September 13, California attorney Bruce Leichty will host Bollyn at an event in San Dimas. Bollyn will also speak on September 14 at an event hosted in San Diego, sponsored by San Diegans for 9/11 Truth.

The San Dimas event is particularly troubling due to the host behind the event. Leichty is a problematic figure who has defended a number of Holocaust deniers, including Ernst Zundel, who is imprisoned in Germany for denying the Holocaust. Leichty also represented 9-11 widow Ellen Mariani in lawsuits against various entities she held accountable for her husband’s death. In motion papers, Leichty apparently used research from Bollyn to make spurious accusations against a Jewish judge on the case. In May 2012, the United States Court of Appeals sanctioned Leichty and Mariani for making frivolous arguments before the court and also highlighted the anti-Semitism reflected in the papers filed by Leichty.

In addition to hosting this event, Leichty and Bollyn have other connections, as well. A September 7 press release about the San Dimas event states that Bollyn “served as chair of the Ellen Mariani Legal Defense Fund” and that Leichty believes that Bollyn is doing “ground-breaking work that no one else is doing” around the issue of 9-11.

Bollyn has focused most of his research on 9-11 and has continued to make the claim that the terrorist attacks were orchestrated by Israel and the Jews. In Bollyn’s 2012 book, Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World, he writes, “The ‘false flag’ terrorism of 9-11 is a monstrous Jewish-Zionist crime of our time.  The true culprits of this heinous crime are clearly being protected by a gang of like-minded Jewish Zionists in the highest positions of the U.S. government….”

Bollyn has also written numerous other articles on his website that accuse Jews of controlling the media and government. Bollyn has attended Holocaust denial conferences in the U.S. and one in Russia in 2002.  He is a former writer for the anti-Semitic conspiracy-oriented newspaper American Free Press and its predecessor, The Spotlight, both published by anti-Semite and Holocaust denier Willis Carto.  American Free Press fired Bollyn in 2006, after accusing him of submitting false stories and of disloyalty to the paper.

In 2007, Bollyn was found guilty of misdemeanor aggravated assault and resisting arrest, after a confrontation with police officers in front of his home in the Chicago area.  He never appeared for sentencing and has since is presumed to be living in Europe with his wife, a Swedish citizen, and children.

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August 20, 2013

The One Million Muslim March On 9/11

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Rabbi Alam and Brigitte Gabriel appear on Sean Hannity program

The American Muslim Political Action (AMPAC), an organization with a relatively insignificant presence among American Muslims, created a strong media reaction by announcing its intention to organize a “One Million Muslim March” to the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2013. AMPAC was founded and is run by Mr. Rabbi Alam (“Rabbi” is his first name), an American war veteran originally from Bangladesh with a past record of making controversial and bigoted statements.

Several US media outlets and activists have highlighted some of Alam’s past anti-Semitic and conspiratorial remarks implying Jewish involvement in the 9/11 attacks. For example, in 2009 Alam posted a comment on Topix, a web-based forum, on the discussion topic “Was 9/11 a conspiracy?” He wrote “a big yes from my own understanding.” In the same post, Alam questioned why 9/11 was an “official holidy for all jewish people [who] worked in the WTC [sic]” and added “who can tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy? [sic].”

AMPAC’s website also states, “The history of the Jewish-Zionist lobby AIPAC shows that it is more effective to be ‘radical’ and express one’s views strongly and honestly, than to be fearful and timid. The best defense is a good offense.”

Alam recently appeared on Fox News with Brigitte Gabriel, leader of  Act! for America, to discuss the march with Sean Hannity. The interview called into question his ability to organize a large event, and underscored his willingness to stir controversy. By his statements, he made it readily apparent why some anti-Muslim groups would find him a convenient example to cite in promoting their agenda.

To date, there is little evidence of support for the march from American Muslims.

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September 11, 2012

Press TV: Zionists “Masterminded” the 9/11 Attacks

David Duke in a telephone interview on Press TV

As we commemorate the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, conspiracy theories surrounding the perpetrators and alleged cover-up still abound. These theories range from the idea that the destruction of the World Trade Center was a “false flag” operation in which the U.S. government attacked its citizens to provide an excuse for war, to the notion that Jews and/or Israelis perpetrated the attacks and then pointed the finger at Islamic extremists.

Press TV, the Iranian government’s platform to disseminate its ideology to the English-speaking world, exploited the anniversary to espouse anti-Semitic ”explanations” of what happened on 9/11 in three articles published on their website today.

The first, an interview with former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, served as an opportunity for Duke to flesh out his anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Israel was responsible for 9/11. When Duke was asked if he believes 9/11 was an “inside job,” he responded: “There are Israeli fingerprints all over the whole 9/11 aspect…Israel has a long record of terrorism against America…there are a lot of reasons that Israel wanted 9/11 to happen.” In addition to blaming Israel for perpetrating the attacks, Duke also claimed Jews and/or Israel are responsible for a number of American policies and world events. He stated, for example, that the Iraq war was merely the result of Zionist control. “The Zionists orchestrated and created this war in the media, the government, and international finance,” he said.

Press TV also interviewed Mark Dankof, a contributor to the virulently anti-Semitic newspaper American Free Press. In the interview, titled “Zionists masterminded, co-plotted 9/11 attacks,” Dankof explicitly accuses “Zionists” of perpetrating the attacks. When asked by the interviewer whether it’s likely the U.S. will reinvestigate the attacks, Dankof replies:

“It is not going to happen because the people who perpetrated [9/11] are the same people who control the news media and have a disproportionate influence in American foreign policy through various think tanks and so forth, that are aligned with the nation of Israel.”

Dankof also states that he agrees with the outspoken 9/11 conspiracy theorist Alan Sabrosky that “9/11 was an Israeli Mossad inside operation from start to finish — one hundred percent. Period.” Dankof adds that if others look into 9/11, they will find that:

“Israel had the motive, they had the means, they had the opportunity, they had the money, they had the resources, they had the inside contacts and they had the people in the American media and the American government to cover it up for them after the fact.”

A third article posted today, a reprinting of comments made by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about 9/11, was similarly conspiratorial. Ahmadinejad, according to the transcript provided by Press TV, stated that the sanctity of the media has been “destroyed” by Zionists and that the events surrounding 9/11 and the subsequent American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were the result of a “media operation.” His comments, though somewhat vague and incoherent, seem to imply that the “Zionists” corrupted the media which in turn has led to U.S. policies in the Middle East that are perceived to benefit Israel.

Press TV has a history of promoting offensive and unsubstantiated theories on 9/11 behind the veneer of providing legitimate news coverage. In doing so, they also provide a platform for those who espouse such theories and lend legitimacy to them.

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