9/11 Conspiracy Conference in Japan Features Writer with Anti-Semitic Views
Posted: November 18, 2008
Conspiracy theories alleging that the U.S. government staged the 9/11 attacks have been growing in popularity in Japan. The second conference dedicated to these theories was held in November 2008 in Tokyo and attracted a crowd of several hundred along with notable conspiracy theorists from Japan and abroad, including some who promote anti-Semitic views or who have cited the work of anti-Semites. Participants included:
David Ray Griffin, a retired American professor of theology. Because of Griffin's position, 9/11 conspiracy theorists often point to him as a respected source. He was in Japan on a speaking tour to promote his view that the United States government planned and staged the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This is a theme in many of his works including his best-known book, The New Pearl Harbor, published in 2004. In some of his articles on the 9/11 attacks, Griffin has cited the work of Christopher Bollyn, a virulent anti-Semite who claims that Jews were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. The New Pearl Harbor has been translated into Japanese.
Benjamin Fulford, a Canadian living in Japan. Fulford has worked as a business journalist
covering Asia for the past twenty years, seven for Forbes magazine.
He has written posts on his Web site claiming that the "Rothschilds" control European and other governments and that they have driven "the people into conflict and war" to further their aims of world control. The Rothschilds are a well-known Jewish banking family that anti-Semites frequently accuse of controlling various governments and economies to influence world events and benefit the Jews.
Fulford also regularly appears on the Internet radio show of Jeff Rense, whose Web site features anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. On the radio program, Fulford has characterized Zionists and the Rothschilds as two of a number of forces that secretly control world events. He has also charged that Zionists once hoped to "eliminate Christianity."
Yukihisa Fujita, a member of the Japanese Parliament. On the floor of that body, on at least two occasions, Fujita has aired the view that the 9/11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government. He has credited a well-known American 9/11 conspiracy movie, "Loose Change," and books by Griffin and Akira Dojimaru, a Japanese 9/11 conspiracy theorist, as leading him to that conclusion.