Sunday, May 08, 2005
DC Indymedia does 9/11
As with all such conspiracy theories, it is (according to the writer):
very well thought out and is irrefutable.Irrefutable?
Excuse me for a moment....
Thank you. I feel better now.
Looking further into the piece, allowed me to come across this group, the "Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth" who, according to their website:
s a group of scholars, religious leaders and activists dedicated to uniting members of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in pursuit of 9/11 truthAnd who are some of these "scholars and religious leaders"? Google has been most helpful. One, Israel Shamir, described on the site as "Russian-Israeli intellectual, writer, translator and journalist" and the token Jew on the list, is described elsewhere as an antisemite. Off to a good start it seems.
Another, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology at the Pacific School of Religion, has written various papers including Why It is Imperative to Defeat George W. Bush.
The list goes on...
The site introduces itself stating:
Getting Muslims, Jews and Christians to unite on anything except blowing each other up is getting harder and harder these days. Getting them to unite and courageously stand together demanding 9/11 truth is both astonishing and inspiring. After all, whether you think Ousama Bin Laden or Ousama Bin Cheney did itI wonder what the two gentlemen in question think...
the whole point of the 9/11 atrocity was to set Muslims, Jews and Christians at each others' throats.Was it? Or was it simply to kill Americans. And speaking of throats, people are getting their throats slit by terrorists. What's the "whole point" of that activity, and why is it impossible for some people to accept that there are other people in this world who are actually bad, and aren't named George?
I am all in favour of peaceful religious co-existence, however this is simply not the basis on which to achieve it, and these are certainly not the people who should be driving it. Sorry.