Anti-Semitic 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Abound on Social Networking Sites
Posted: September 10, 2009
Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have become a haven for people promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. These conspiracy theories, which began appearing in publications and online just days after the attacks, continue to proliferate on the Internet.
Facebook appears to be the most popular social networking site for individuals promoting these theories. Thousands of users on Facebook have joined explicitly anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy groups. Others have created or participated in anti-Semitic discussion topics, posted explicitly anti-Semitic material to the groups of popular purveyors of 9/11 conspiracy theories, or posted anti-Semitic comments on the pages of mainstream media outlets.
The Facebook page for "Loose Change," a movie that argues that the 9/11 attacks were staged by the U.S. government (but does not blame Jews or Israel) currently has more than 17,600 members. (Multiple versions of "Loose Change" have been released online and on DVD since 2005, and while numerous other similar movies have been produced since the attacks, none seems to have been viewed as widely or to have been as influential as "Loose Change.")
On the "Loose Change" group Facebook page, some members have posted a discussion topic on the "9/11 Zionist connection," as well as a summary of a link to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an infamous anti-Semitic tract charging Jews with plotting to control the world for their own benefit. Participants started the "9/11 Zionist Connection" topic in November 2007, and have since posted comments that promote anti-Semitic stereotypes and conspiracies about Jewish power, thus exposing other members to this bigotry. One person wrote, "That's when I realised that Zionism controls many aspect [sic] of our lives, including our governments." Another claimed, "MSM [mainstream media] is controlled (currently and formerly) by Zionists."
At least six Facebook groups with names like "Jews did 9/11" or "expose the CIA role in 9/11 fake Zionist terror attack" are also currently on the site, with more than 2,200 members among them. Creators of two of the groups describe them as a place "for people who knows [sic] the 9/11 was a pure inside jewish-zionist criminal network job made by the Mossad" or as dedicated to "getting the truth out" about the "worst kind of creatures."
A member of one of the groups wrote, "Jews run the world in Israel and America" and other group members posted links to some of the Internet's most virulent anti-Semitic Web sites. These include RealJewNews, (also known as RealZionistNews), a Web site run by Milton Kapner, a self-proclaimed street preacher who calls himself Brother Nathanael, and the Web sites of Christopher Bollyn and Eric Hufschmid, two leading online purveyors of anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories. There are also links to Prothink, a Web site that has defined its mission as "defending America against racist kiddie porn Rabbis." The person behind the latter Web site, Mike Delaney, has produced a film "9/11 Missing Links," which claims that Jews were behind the 9/11 attacks.
In addition, participants on CNN's Facebook page created a discussion topic entitled "Jews did 9/11 attacks!" in May 2009. While some users have objected to the anti-Semitic nature of the discussion, others have asserted that 9/11 was "planned and orchestrated by Jews, not Muslims or Al-Qaeda" and extolled and posted links to the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.
MySpace contains several anonymous profiles dedicated to promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories that feature anti-Semitic content and links to anti-Semitic Web sites. Eric Hufschmid also has a MySpace profile where he promotes his material on 9/11, and another profile is dedicated to promoting Christopher Bollyn's work on 9/11. Hundreds of people are "friends" of these various profiles.
The MySpace profile for "Research 9/11 and Other Pertinent Topics" declares to visitors that "9/11 Was A Zionist Job" and that "the official version of what Zionists call 'the Holocaust' is a gross exaggeration." It also links to Rense, an anti-Semitic Web site, and the Web site for the Institute for Historical Review, a Holocaust denial group. In addition, some of the profile's more than 300 friends have posted anti-Semitic content, including an August 2009 post by "Blackcountry" that says, "These ppl [sic] are not jews [sic] they are the Devil that is spoken about in the book of revelations." Another post that same month from "911 Poet" connects the 9/11 attacks to those on the USS Liberty, saying both were instances of the deliberate murder of Americans by Israel.
The profile of another of "Research 9/11's" MySpace friends, "Honest John," also promotes the idea that Israel knowingly killed American servicemen on the USS Liberty, and notes that the page was created "to alert people about an extreme evil that I became aware of during research and some personal investigation into the crime of 9/11." Honest John's profile includes links to the anti-Semitic Web site ProMoreover, Twitter, the "micro-blogging" Web site, has at least one account, "Wide Eye Cinema," that promotes anti-Semitic 9/11 conspiracy theories. At least two "tweets" on the account have linked to videos on the Wide Eye Cinema Web site, designed to promote the view that Jews were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.
What Users Are Posting:
"With our understandings on history we know 9/11 was a textbook operation. Not to much jewish Zionists for the Zionist don't belong to one group of people or country but yes Zionists, it isn't hard to see 9/11 was used to fuel middle eastern violence for America it self is a super-state controlled by middle eastern politics… The Rothschilds wanted to make America fight there wars that kill thousands if not millions while getting America into a massive debt that would de-value the dollar of the nation, which once we are totally crushed from the weight of the debt they can implement new ideas into the country that give them more power eventually they can destroy the sovereignty of the country. Making America collapse inside and out funny kind of like the twin towers. Leaving them the rulers of all."
-- John, September 1, 2009
"The 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion' is a fascinating book that all should try to read. It explains clearly how Zionism was created from a form of racist capitalism, and how they want to take over the world. We should all support the oppressed people of Palestine in their struggle against the fascist regime of the Zionist entity. It is clear to us all how 9/11 was definitely an 'inside job'. It then gave them the so-called justification for the illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan."
--Andrew, August 8, 2009
"Jews run the world in israel and america, towers was organised by the yanks themselves, making this problem a world threat to everyone on this planet. As the world starts to change people are starting to live in fear every moment of the day. Now there has to be some sort of way to bring all these problems to a better solution.. Therefore as the world watches america..What is the next move that will help people live there lives. Scientists have been working on a device that will help people move on ,Its a device monitor that is inserted into the body this will help with the fight against terror, keeping every track you make and also private information etc..Who has been trying to make this work the rockefellers richest family on the planet, Now you never hear anything about these guys it is because the run everything in america and around the world these guys are bankers they like to have a bit of fun money is nothing when you have so much of it , power is what they want, power over you."
--Samson, February 12, 2009
"9/11 Truth: Planned and Orchestrated by Jews, not Muslims or Al-Qaeda; Israeli Job, Not Inside Job."
-- Moore, May 4, 2009
"On the day planes struck the twin towers about 5255 jews were off from lower manhattan and all over new downtown areas so they won't get killed now we really know who wasz behind this Israel and America both of them."
-- Aryan Bactriana, February 9, 2009
"Remember! Remember! the 11th of September, the zionist treason and plot.....I see of no reason why the zionist treason should ever be forgot."
--Mohammad, February 8, 2009
"Nice information guys, try this one, jews did 911.. undisputable… mossad-cia-jewish bankers… completely jewish-zionist agenda."
-- Rowan, January 3, 2009
Research 9/11 and Other Pertinent Topics
"The official version of what Zionists call 'the Holocaust' is a gross exaggeration."
"I did not suspect the Israelis as being the real culprits behind 9/11 because of some rumor. I did so because the evidence points to them. To ignore this is to ignore reality. So, one is led to this inescapable conclusion: Al Qaeda is a fraud created by the Zionists in order to deceive other nations to fight a phony 'War On Terror' that only serves Jewish/Zionist interests. Acceptance of what really happened on 9/11 is a first step to a much greater awakening."
--Honest John (undated)
"If the Israelis got away with deliberately slaughtering innocent Americans on the USS Liberty, then what's to stop them from doing it again? What other terrorist crimes against humanity might they also have gotten away scot-free with?"
--911 Poet, August 11, 2009
"These ppl are not jews they are the Devil that is spoken about in the book of revelations, 'the devil will come in the form of a jew but this is not a jew it is that old serpent'… were all in this together - 9/11 was a ZION JOB and soon the whole world will know!"
--Blackcountry, May 4, 2009