There are two major viewpoints among American Muslims regarding 9/11:

1. Many American Muslims believe that no Muslims were involved in the 9/11 attacks, and that the U.S. government and/or the Israeli government actually organized the 9/11 attacks. These American Muslims believe the U.S. government and/or the Israeli government acted in this way in order to justify the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and to justify a crackdown on civil liberties in America.

2. Many American Muslims take a completely different view. They believe that a group of Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks, because that group of Muslims opposed American foreign policy towards the Muslim world.

American Muslims are not alone. There are two American “truth movements” actively promoting views like those described above, but neither of these “truth movements” has received enough support to really make an impact. Ironically, very few American Muslims actively support either of these “truth movements.”

The 9/11 Truth Movement

The 9/11 Truth Movement believes that the U.S. government knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance and allowed the attacks to occur, or that the U.S. government actually organized the 9/11 attacks. These Americans believe that explosives brought down the World Trade Center and that a missile (not a plane) hit the Pentagon. These Americans believe the U.S. government allowed/orchestrated the 9/11 attacks in order to justify the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and to justify a crackdown on civil liberties in America. These Americans seek to challenge the view that a group of Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks all by themselves. (These Americans do not necessarily take the position that Muslims were not involved in the 9/11 attacks.)

The New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) is trying to get a referendum on the New York City ballot in November 2009 creating a local, independent commission with subpoena power to re-investigate the 9/11 attacks. 80,000 New Yorkers have signed a petition in support of the referendum, but New York City opposes allowing the referendum on the ballot. The issue is currently in court.

The “Why Do They Hate Us?” Truth Movement

The “Why Do They Hate Us?” Truth Movement believes that a group of Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks, because those Muslims opposed American foreign policy towards the Muslim world. The goal of these Americans is to encourage the American people to re-think America’s foreign policy towards the Muslim world, and to make sure that America has a foreign policy that is really in America’s best interests. These Americans seek to challenge the view that a group of Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks because those Muslims hated the freedoms that Americans have.

The “Why Do They Hate Us?” Truth Movement includes Congressman Ron Paul and Michael Scheuer, former head of the CIA’s Bin Ladin Unit and author of Imperial Hubris.

The “Why Do They Hate Us?” Truth Movement includes organizations like Representative Press.

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6 Responses to American Muslims And The 9/11 “Truth Movements”
  1. as salamu alaikum Kamran

    I think many firmly believe that 9/11 was caused by a rather sizable contingent of crazies within our community.

    I think the Muslims who full in your second bucket are probably the majority, however many of those don’t take an active part in the masjid and community related activities, and their voice is unheard.

    If one day the some government is able to actually arrest some of the criminals, and try them without torturing them to get evidence. . . .and publish the proceedings of such a trial. . . .perhaps all Muslims will come to terms with what was done.

    Not to compare the crimes, but Nuremberg helped the German people realize what was done in their name .. . .perhaps such an effort would help our community as well.

    p.s. I think a few Muslims (and many non-Muslims) also feel that the Bush White House was criminally negligent . . .as in ignoring clear warnings from the CIA. . .and some FBI agents (i.e. they could have done more to detect & prevent)

  2. Pl go to the following link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_Truth_Movement#cite_note-Feuer-0

    Note by now many people have forgotten about the third building (#7) that imploded, out of sight out of mind. There is a truth and there are theories.

  3. Thanks Kamran for sending the two viewpoints. To me personally, it matters little as to the reality on 9/11; what matters more is that the dominant segment of american society believes it happened and blames Muslims for it. In that case Muslims have a big challenge to respond to. Your response is one good approach to it, I like it. Keep up the good work.

  4. It is the harsh truth now, result and effects on us. Before about some 10 years ago, people were friendly with me and use to interestingly use to ask and give favorable comments about my traditional attire even with my head cover. Now I often face very irritable behavior from grocery stores cashier. At a bank ATM I was using first time new system of depositing of checks and I have quiet few checks to deposit so person behind me suspects me of unusual behavior and next thing I see, bank security came and start observing rest of my transaction at a Bank of Ameirca location. As the news of catching zazi is hot on cnn more paranoia gets among american public. same month on night of Eid one of the neighbor had caused so much trouble for us by suspecting my son old engine car with a replica of expensive car, and rate of police came to tow the car and hand cuff the suspects until I have brought the paper work of the car to prove it’s not stolen… so long story short… Yes I think its all working what 9/11 was meant to do. Hopefully it will not take centuries of torture and abused in modern times to figure out whats best for the human race.
    Thanks Kamran to start the good work.

  5. Want to wake up American’s to the truth of 9/11? Here’s how……

    http://blandyland.com/?p=388

    Make it go viral! Thanks!

    Daniel Bland

  6. The proof of explosives used in 911 is now irrefutable.see http:// http://www.ae911truth.org/ There are almost 1000 architects and engineers just in this group alone,asking for a proper investigation into 911.


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