This section looks at Internet responses to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. It provides examples of commentary from a wide variety of groups, from civil rights groups to extremist organizations. This includes both the strongly positive and the strongly negative.
The intent is to provide a snapshot of responses to the tragedy, not to comment on or to categorize the inherent nature of these groups.
Amayreh, Khalid. Added 11/07/01. American-educated Palestinian journalist Khalid Amayreh published an essay in the Palestinian Times titled "Jewish Islamophobia, the most virulent of all," in which he suggests that since the 9/11 attacks, "Zionist circles have been almost uncontrollably emitting their profound hatred of Islam in ways unseen since Hitler's Nazi Germany." According to Amayreh, the "Zionist-controlled press" has been "propagating one and the same message: kill the Muslims, kill the Arabs, kill the terrorists!" All of a sudden, Amayreh says, "it seemed as if Zionist and pro-Israeli editors and anchormen…finally seized their long-awaited opportunity to display their deep hatred for Islam and Muslims." According to Amayreh, "the Jewish Deputy Secretary of Defense suggested the U.S. would have to think of 'ending countries' and 'using nuclear weapons." In another essay in the Palestinian Times, titled "Why I Hate America," Amayreh admits to hating the U.S., "so really, so deeply, and, yes, so rightly." According to Amayreh, "it is to me, as a Palestinian, what Nazi Germany was to the Jews." Amayreh asserts that "America offers me one of two choices": either submission to enslavement or to become an Osama bin Laden.
Free Arab Voice. Added 11/07/01. In an essay titled, "Oppose the War of Afghanistan," published in the Free Arab Voice newsletter on October 15, 2001, editor Ibrahim Alloush (a board member of the Association Against Zionism and Racism) writes that "nothing can speak eloquently of the mean spirit of these Jewish times more than the screen-ful images of advanced American warplanes unloading their cargos of destruction on the thriving metropolis of Kabul and the towering skyscrapers of Qandahar!!" According to Alloush, "America is launching a continuing war on the people of the Third World, and if there is a war on a larger scale, then it will only be because America has decided to attack other countries." Alloush argues that "our FIRST obligation remains to oppose imperialism and aggression against the Third World. Any ideological differences with Taliban or Bin Laden should not become part of the pretext for imperialism to attack Afghanistan. Now is not the time to raise these differences."
Islamic Voice. Added 11/08/01. This radical English-language publication from Pakistan includes an editorial, "The Way to Survival," by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, in which he asserts that the U.S. pre-planned events in order to start a new set of Crusades; Osama bin Laden was merely an "excuse," while Islam alone was the real target, "the foremost target for being wiped out" in a "plot prepared by the forces of Kufr, especially the Zionists and the Christians."
Muslim Brotherhood. Added 11/08/01. On October 12, Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian organization banned from political action in that country that advocates an Islamic government, sent an open letter to President George W. Bush asking him to halt military operations in Afghanistan. The letter, written by leader Mustafa Mashhour, explains to Bush that Islam is a religion of "tolerance, freedom and dignity," then says that "Jews" had deformed the image of Islam in the West. Mashhour hopes that Bush will "understand the reality of Islam and its enemies, particularly the Jews."
Okaz. Added 11/08/01. Saudi newspaper Okaz stated in an editorial in early November that the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, was behind the 9/11 attacks. According to the Times of India, Okaz claimed that an attack on such a scale could not have been carried out without the help of parties in the U.S. or with strong links in Washington. "The main purpose of the conspiracy," wrote Okaz, "is to undermine ties between Arabs and Muslims, especially moderate states, on the one hand and the U.S. on the other, and to turn the Muslim and Christian civilizations against each other and incite hatred between their adherents."
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Added 11/07/01. The board of directors of the ADC adopted a position statement on October 13, 2001, that condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the 9/11 attacks and extended "its deepest sympathy" to the victims and their families, stating that there can be "no possible justification or explanation for these vicious attacks." The ADC called for "reconsideration" of U.S. "unconditional support for Israel's continued occupation of the Arab land in Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon" and its "disregard" for the "plight of the Iraqi civilian population." On October 10, the ADC warned the Bush administration against "any moves…to expand the current conflict beyond actions specifically targeting those responsible for the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C.," specifically referring to Iraq.
American Muslim Council. Added 11/07/01. The Washington-based American Muslim Council issued a statement on November 2 commenting on the U.S. anti-terrorism campaign. In the statement, AMC said it supports President Bush in the anti-terrorism campaign. It said the negative impact of the military campaign during Ramadan could be reduced by avoiding civilian casualties and destruction of homes, mosques, and relief organizations and by giving Muslim aid organizations the lead in the humanitarian relief the U.S. is providing in Afghanistan. The statement called for rebuilding Afghanistan, intensifying diplomatic efforts and "waging peace with every possible resource available;" taking "serious measures" to "prevent Israel from carrying out violent acts;" and establishing a Muslim Advisory Board to the White House. The AMC previously expressed a hope that the U.S. military campaign would be over by the beginning of Ramadan.
Justice and Peace for Afghanistan. Added 11/08/01. A new organization, based in Maryland and headed by Palestinian-born North Carolinian Badi Ali, has defined itself in opposition to Muslim-American organizations that have supported U.S. efforts against terrorism. According to New Trend Magazine, Badi Ali has urged the officers of organizations such as CAIR and AMC to "resign if they want to be considered Muslims." Ali criticizes them for supporting an attack on an Islamic country.
Islamic Circle of North America (and other groups). Added 11/07/01. The Islamic Circle of North America helped draw up a statement in late October signed by 14 other groups that called for an end to the U.S. bombing campaign, as well as other military actions, and for the development of a "more effective and long-term strategy" to counter terrorism. Naim Baig, general secretary of the Islamic Circle, told reporters that "this bombing is not going anywhere, and more and more civilian casualties are going on." The statement reiterated "unequivocal condemnation" of the 9/11 terrorist attacks but said that the bombing campaign "victimizes the innocent, exacerbates the humanitarian disaster and creates widespread resentment across the Muslim world." Other groups signing the document include the Muslim American Society, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Muslim Alliance of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Muslim Student Association, the Islamic Association for Palestine, the United Association for Studies and Research, Solidarity International, American Muslims for Global Peace and Justice, American Muslim Alliance, United Muslim Americans Association, Islamic Media Foundation, American Muslim Foundation, Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations, American Muslims for Jerusalem, and the Muslim Arab Youth Association. The Islamic Circle had earlier issued statements questioning or opposing the U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan.
Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City. Added 11/07/01. According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, in an October 4 interview on the unofficial Al-Azhar University Web site (www.lilatalqadr.com), Muhammad Gemeaha, the Al-Azhar University representative in the U.S. and former Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque of New York City claimed that Jews were behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks and that "although the Americans suspect that the Zionists are behind the act, none has the courage to talk about it in public." According to Gemeaha, Jews "disseminate corruption" all the time, including heresy, homosexuality, alcoholism and drugs, in order to "impose their hegemony and colonialism on the world." According to Gemeaha, "all the signs indicate that the Jews have the most to gain [from the 9/11 attacks]" and "only the Jews are capable of planning such an incident." Gemeaha left the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks and returned to his native Egypt.
Minaret of Freedom Institute. Added 11/07/01. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad of the Minaret of Freedom Institute published the essay, "A War Against Whom?", in which he evaluates President Bush's actions since 9/11 as well as the actions of American Muslims. Ahmad characterizes Bush as handling the situation well: "He has understood the fine line he needs to walk between assuring the American people as a whole that effective action will be taken and the American Muslim community that he wants them united with the rest of America." However, Ahmad calls Bush's description of terrorist motivation as a hatred of freedom and democracy as "absurd" - he argues instead that Osama bin Laden has been angered by U.S. policies in the Middle East, not a hatred of democracy. Ahmad praises the actions of American Muslims, who responded to the 9/11 attacks with funds and blood donations, but expresses frustration with American Muslims who "in their understandable reluctance to believe that Muslims would do such an evil act have given credence to every absurd rumor to come out over the Internet or backyard fence."
Muslim Public Affairs Council. Added 11/07/01. In early November, the Muslim Public Affairs Council featured a radio advertisement on several California stations, which stated: "Our country has come under attack. Terrorism is our common enemy. It represents no religion and stops at no limit. We must stand together to win this war - a war that has been imposed on all of us. Terrorists would prefer to see us fighting each other, distracting our attention away from them. We must not let them have their way. Divisiveness, bigotry, finger pointing, and superficial analysis will not bring us closer to victory. What will is continuing in the tradition of our great country: by being compassionate, guarding our liberties, and pursuing justice for all. Both domestically and globally, American Muslims firmly stand with our fellow Americans until we attain victory over the terrorism menace that endangers us all. Talk to a Muslim today. Let's join together for a better and blessed America."
Earlier, on October 9, the Muslim Public Affairs Council issued a press advisory condemning statements made that week by Osama bin Laden. "That he twists the teachings of the Qur'an to justify killing American civilians, or any civilian, is reprehensible and a gross distortion of our faith," the statement reads. MPAC stated that because of a "severe vacuum of legitimate political representation in most of the Muslim world," demagogues and extremists like bin Laden were in a position to "usurp the legitimate feelings of frustration that permeates it." MPAC asserted that the eradication of terrorism "must be predicated on a careful attention to the root causes of it," which include a lack of democratization in the Muslim world, the U.S.'s "sometimes overt support of despotic and unjust regimes," illiteracy and corruption on many levels in Muslim society, the manipulation of religion by politicians and "rogue elements," and a "perception of unbalanced and harmful American foreign policy."
Nilemedia.com. Added 11/09/01. Editor Ahmed Amr of the Seattle-based Nilemedia.com expressed in his essay "Middle East Foreign Policy After Midnight" a wish that "Israel Firsters in the mass media" would take responsibility for policies that "invited the murderous assaults against our shores on 9/11." Amr suggests that "mass media tycoons, from Sulzberger to Graham to Murdoch to Levine" are "all too willing…to bend our minds with their ethnic agendas." Amr calls them "extremist Yiddish supremacists" who have elevated Israel to the "level of a deity." According to Amr, they have ruined millions of lives in attempts to place Israeli interests above all others. Amr identifies media personalities ranging from Jeff Greenberg to Wolf Blitzer to Aaron Brown to Larry King as part of the "Israeli lobby." He suggests that the "Israel Firsters" wish the U.S. to engage in war against multiple Middle Eastern countries (including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan), while ignoring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's "murderous escapades." Amr declares that it is "especially important to neutralize" the New York Times, which he says "fancies itself a shadow government;" he expresses similar sentiments towards the Washington Post, and suggests that the government should reduce both papers "to their natural size as ethnic municipal rags." He also has criticism for Thomas Friedman, William Safire, and Rupert Murdoch. According to Amr, "if Yiddish supremacists manage to get away with their usual vaudevillian act, after the loss of 5,000 of our citizens, we will have even darker days ahead."
Hard-Core White Supremacists/Organizations
America's Promise Ministries. Added 11/8/01. The November-December issue of this Idaho-based Christian Identity organization's newsletter includes a variety of statements by Pastor Dave Barley about the 9/11 attacks. Barley states that he sympathizes "with neither the Zionists nor the Muslims." Barley states that even though the U.S. government has been "disastrously progressing within the protocols of Zionist ideological design, Islamic terror is not the savior or solution." He says that in this case he does in fact trust much of the police work that has identified the terrorists as Arab or Muslims. Barley suggests that "allowing [Muslims] to remain within our nation[al] borders" is "some kind of warped self-imposed national death threat," but he believes that the reason Muslims are angry at the U.S. is because of the U.S.'s support for Israel. He also believes that "the New World Order people" are taking advantage of the 9/11 attacks: "no matter who is behind the attack, you can expect the antichrist globalist syndicate to take full advantage of attacking America's few remaining Biblically-based rights, freedoms, and liberties."
Aryan Nations. Added 11/07/01. Aryan Nations issued an official statement (written by August Kreis) on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan "based on our belief of the Racial Two-Seedline Identity doctrine." Aryan Nations proclaimed the military strikes a "jew inspired war against Afghanistan," but asserted that this opinion "in no way" means "we want these non-whites, Afghani or otherwise, among us living here in OUR nation." Aryan Nations claimed that its goal of an all-white nation has never wavered, but that it cannot take part in "this…flag waving ritual" because "the red, white and blue, at this time - belongs entirely to the Jew." According to Aryan Nations, what is transpiring now is the "wholesale slaughter" of "all those that oppose Jewish tyranny around the world." U.S. armed forces were never meant to be used as a "standing international police force."
National Alliance. Added 11/05/01. Added 11/5/01. On his November 3 radio broadcast, William Pierce, head of the neo-Nazi group, once again blamed U.S. support of Israel for the September 11 attacks and for the curtailment of civil liberties in the wake of anti-terrorist legislation passed by the government. Pierce stated that " the danger of terrorism today is real only because the government has made it real through its own policies: policies that it could change at will, eliminating the danger of terrorism without limiting the freedom of Americans." He also lashed out at President Bush for not telling the truth about the September 11 attacks. Pierce said: "George Bush is afraid to talk about the provocation which caused the September 11 attack - namely, the U.S. government's support of Israeli aggression against her neighbors-because he knows that the media would then accuse him of 'anti-Semitism.' And second, if he raised the subject of the provocation, he would have to explain why the government pursued such a policy. He would have to talk about the enormous power of organized Jewry over government policy, and again that would cause the controlled media to denounce him as an 'anti-Semite.' And he also would stand revealed as a man who had consciously followed a policy dictated by organized Jewry knowing that it was a policy harmful to America. He would stand revealed as a man at least partly responsible, along with his predecessors, who knowingly followed the same policy, for the September 11 attack. He would stand revealed as a traitor, who had served a foreign power to the detriment of American security and welfare."
As to the anthrax scares plaguing the nation, Pierce stated that such attacks would have been inconceivable in America 50 or 60 years ago, even though anthrax spores and the techniques for isolating them have been around since that time. "What is new is the motivation. What is new is the enormously greater corruption and irresponsibility of our government today and the consequent distrust of the government by perceptive citizens. What is new is the enormously greater intrusion of the government into the lives of law-abiding citizens today and the consequent hatred of the government by freedom-loving Americans. What is new is the enormously greater degree of alienation on the part of most Americans - at least on the part of those Americans who care about more than mall cruising and televised ball games. The principal cause of this alienation is, again, the government, with its destructive immigration policy and its destructive program of forced multiculturalism. That's easy enough to understand, but to act on our understanding in order to eliminate the cause of either foreign or domestic terrorism will require the replacement not only of the present U.S. government but also of the system on which it is based. Which is to say, until we have a thoroughly cleansing revolution in America, we must endure more and more terrorism and more and more loss of freedom at the same time."
Vanguard News Network. Added 11/09/01. In response to an essay ("The Danger Within: Militant Islam in America") by Daniel Pipes that called for the "immediate reform of immigration procedures to prevent a further influx [into the U.S.] of visitors or residents with any hint of Islamist ideology," Missouri-based Vanguard News Network editor Alex Linder suggests that Muslims "aren't as bad as the Jews…but they aren't American by race or mentality, and so they must go." Linder urged readers to notice that Pipes "is making McCarthyist generalizations about Arabs," and adds, "and rightly so," but suggests that when "we pro-American Whites made the same true generalizations about the Jews…the Jews fell over themselves…One standard for Jews, another standard for the rest of us." Linder states that "Jew Pipes ignores the fact that all these Muslims wouldn't be here if Jews hadn't opened the borders. Jews cause problems. Period." Neither Judaism nor Islam, Linder argues, are compatible with the "White West." He concludes by telling both Jews and Arabs to "go battle it out among yourselves, foul Semites, in some stinking desert far, far away."
Miscellaneous Hate Groups/Anti-Semitic Groups
Council of Conservative Citizens, North Carolina Chapter. Added 11/07/01. The North Carolina Chapter of the C of CC announced a "National Security Rally" for November 10, 2001. The text of the announcement reads, in part: "Close the borders and deport all illegal aliens! The North Carolina Council of Conservative Citizens invites all patriotic American citizens to attend this rally and join with us as we demand our borders [be] closed and all illegal aliens be arrested and deported."
Meanwhile, the group's newspaper, the Citizens Informer, takes the position that "Americans should start protecting themselves and their country by halting the mass immigration that allowed the atrocities of Sept. 11 to take place." An editorial in the same issue suggests that the U.S. deal with terrorism by deporting all "foreigners." The federal government, it asserts, "needs to start sending these foreigners back to their own countries. We can start with the illegals…and we can continue with those who are legal immigrants."
Faurisson, Robert. Added 11/09/01. French Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson published an essay in October (revised in November) titled "An Imaginary Holocaust May Lead to a Real Holocaust," in which Faurisson blames the "alleged Holocaust" for the creation of the State of Israel and blames Israel for inciting Muslim anger, anger that resulted on 9/11 with the "heart of Judeo-American power" being hit "by the full force of terrorists brave enough to sacrifice their lives in a suicide mission." However, the real terrorists were the U.S., Faurisson argues, citing U.S. bombing campaigns during World War II, as well as Vietnam and other conflicts. "The Americans and Israelis may carry on with this sport at their leisure," Faurisson writes, "But it could cost them dearly, for the State of Israel is henceforth doomed" (Faurisson refers to it elsewhere as the "Jewish leech state"). Because the State of Israel will collapse, Faurisson predicts, "the wandering Jew is about to take to the road once more," to make his way "back to the rich lands polluted by his holocaustic propaganda." Faurisson urges Holocaust deniers "not to be swayed by any war propaganda." Faurisson concludes by suggesting that the "only chance for peace" lies in resisting the falsehoods of propaganda, particularly that of "the neurotics and their false Holocaust…that of the Jews, the Americans and those beholden to them."
International Third Position. Added 11/07/01. The International Third Position, a racist and anti-Semitic group that claims an ideology that is "neither left nor right," issued a statement about the 9/11 attacks "totally condemning" them, but questioning whether or not they were truly carried out by Osama bin Laden and suggesting that the air attacks on the Taliban are being carried out "so that America and Britain can be seen to throw their weight around in seeking to enforce their 'New World Order.'"
Irving, David. Added 11/08/01. In an article posted on his Web site, British Holocaust denier David Irving once again blames U.S. support for Israel for the September 11 attacks. Irving asks, "Why did the nineteen intelligent and virile young Muslims, with everything to live for, choose to die a violent death instead and tear thousands of innocent strangers into that Moloch with them?" The first part of Irving's answer to the question reflects his contempt for U.S. and a desire on his part to connect the killing of innocent people there to the killing of "innocents" by the U.S. and the Allies during World War II. Irving writes, "Whatever we may think of the evilness and immorality of the corporate structures that infested the Twin Towers, and indeed some corridors of the Pentagon, there can be no doubt of the individual innocence of the thousands who died - just as those who were burned alive in Dresden, Wuppertal, and Pforzheim were innocent, or those incinerated in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or blitzed in London or Coventry." Irving goes on to lay the blame for the attacks squarely on the U.S.'s shoulders: "Part of the answer is obvious, as is evident from the guilty speed with which Mayor Rudi [sic] Guiliani flung back the ten-million cheque at the Saudi prince who wrote it to benefit the city's victims, before having the audacity to suggest his own answer: U.S. foreign policy was to blame."
New Black Panther Party. Added 11/07/01. In a news conference shown on C-SPAN2 and co-sponsored with "Muslims for Truth and Justice," New Black Panther Party chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz called the U.S. and Israel "the number one and two terrorists right now on the planet." Shabazz asserted that "Zionism" was the root of the September 11 attacks and said that "Zionists control America, lock stock and barrel, the European Jews have America under control, lock, stock, and barrel, the media, foreign policy." At the event, Mohammed Al-Asi, an American born Muslim of Middle Eastern descent, claimed that "the twin evils in this world are the decision makers in Washington and the decision makers in Tel Aviv," and accused Israel of carrying out the 9/11 attacks. Both repeated the conspiracy theory that thousands of Jews who worked in the World Trade Center stayed home the day of the attacks.
"Patriot" (militia, sovereign citizen, anti-government) Organizations
America's Republic Militia. Added 11/07/01. This North Carolina-based militia Web site displayed a variety of 9/11-related materials and comments that ranged from expressions of anger and hate against Osama bin Laden to expressions of suspicion about the newly formed Office of Homeland Security. Examples include: 1) "God bless the families and the heros [sic] of 9/11 and never forget! Kill Osama and Saddam and all who oppose freedom!" 2) "The New Black Panther leader supports Bin Laden. Either you are for America or for the terrorist. If I see him I will bust his ass!" 3) "Muslims that do not like America can get the hell out while they can because soon they will never leave!" 4) "Homeland defense is not a Gestapo and if it becomes one we will destroy it!"
American Patriot Friends Network. Added 11/0901. This long-running anti-government Web site published its version, courtesy of Dick Eastman, of a World Trade Center conspiracy theory suggesting that President Bush and Vice President Cheney were involved in the 9/11 attacks because of links to oil interests in Kazakhstan. They linked with the Mossad and the CIA, who were dealing in Afghan-derived heroin provided by the Afghan Northern Alliance. Because the Taliban threatened this production, a "renegade group of CIA and/or Mossad" became motivated to take action and masterminded the 9/11 attacks, the Web site claimed.
Johnson, Brent. Added 11/07/01. Sovereign citizen activist and radio personality Brent Johnson published an essay, "America Under Attack?", on his "American Sovereign" Web site in which he questions the truth of reports of Osama bin Laden's involvement with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Alleging that there may be "those with hidden agendas, working in secret for their own dark purposes," Johnson suggests that a conspiracy may have been involved. Citing firemen who allegedly heard bombs going off in the WTC 2 building, the oft-repeated "missing 4,000 Israelis" story, and allegations that the Bush family has connections to Osama bin Laden, Johnson alleges that there are "glaring, unanswered questions about possible United States involvement, or at least awareness of the attacks before they happened." Johnson urges people to stop watching the major news channels and to stop sending money to the United Way and the American Red Cross, and instead defend "the sacred principles of liberty." According to Johnson, Americans "will be asked to be patient over encroachments of your natural rights for just a little while longer, just a few more days, weeks, months, years, etc."
Patriot Broadcasting Network. Added 11/09/01. In an essay published on October 10, Patriot Broadcasting Network (Internet home of currently jailed militia leader Mark Koernke) author "Frank" claims that the "evidence is now overwhelming" that the World Trade Center attacks were a "staged event." Moreover, he argues, if the proposed anti-terrorism bill passes "in any form," then "we are FINISHED." Meanwhile, in a "Red Alert" posted on the Web site, a Koernke supporter warns militia members that the 9/11 attacks were "a smoke screen for the true intent of the globalists," and asserts that martial law has been declared. He urges followers to "oil your guns, check your gear, and be ready to move."
Rense.com. Added 11/09/01. On October 23, the patriot/UFO Web site Rense.com, run by Jeff Rense, published an essay titled "Dubya Dubya Three: Are Americans the Victims of a Hoax?" in which the author argues that "huge problems are emerging in the official view" of the 9/11 attacks and claims that the U.S. was planning an invasion of Afghanistan long before the World Trade Center attacks. The author suggests both that Americans are "being lied to by their own government, to manufacture consent for a war of invasion," and that it is possible that the U.S. is "being spoofed by a third party to trigger a war" (the third party being Israel). "Whether they were involved in the attacks or not," asserts the author, "it cannot be doubted that Israel has benefited from the attacks." The author concludes by suggesting it is "impossible to rule…out" that Israel is hoaxing the U.S. or that the U.S. government has instigated war on behalf of U.S. oil interests.
International Action Center. Added 11/7/01. The New York-based International Action Center issued a statement upon the initiation of U.S.-Taliban hostilities condemning "in the strongest terms this latest terror bombing of a civilian population." According to the IAC, statements by the "right-wing" Bush Administration about widening the war, about the war lasting for years, and that every weapon will be used, "make it plain that the movement must continue to mobilize every resource against this imperialist war." The IAC claims that it is "past U.S. war policies" that have "created the chaos, poverty and rage throughout this whole region." Blaming the conflict on the "U.S. military-oil complex," which sees the 9/11 attacks as a "cynical opportunity" to exploit oil resources in the region, the IAC asserts that the U.S. desires a "permanent U.S. military presence in Central Asia." The IAC labels the U.S. bombing efforts as "heavily racist" and focused on "demonizing one person," Osama bin Laden.
BlackElectorate.com. Added 11/9/010. An article on this Web site, run by Nation of Islam follower Cedric Muhammad, advocates the conspiracy theory that Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, had advance warning of the September 11 attacks. The writer, David Graham Du Bois, talks about the Mossad's efficiency, dedication and ruthlessness, and states that its infiltration into "Palestinian formations and pro-Arab formations both inside Palestine and worldwide is rampant." Therefore, Du Bois believes, "under these circumstances the probability that the Israeli Mossad learned of the September 11 attack prior to September 11 looms large. The fact that no Israeli citizen was a victim of the Towers' disaster and the report that Israeli citizens were forewarned looms even larger." Du Bois carries the conspiracy further by implicating the U.S. government, as well. He asks, "If the Israeli Mossad knew of the plan and considered it serious enough to warn Israeli citizens to stay away from the Towers on September 11, why were U.S. officials not informed? Or, were they?"
Connecticut Survival Alliance (CSA). Added 11/07/01. The November 7, 2001 e-mail bulletin circulated by the CSA claims that it has learned that "a possible nuclear attack may occur in the U.S. within the next 7 weeks." CSA declares a "high probability of an attack on November 11, November 22, December 7, December 25, and January 1st." It attributed this data to its monitoring of NEST (Nuclear Emergency Search Team) communications, and go on to assert that NEST has admitted that "US intelligence agencies now believe that the Al Queda organization has a nuclear weapon of some type inside the country already." The email lists several major cities as likely targets for this attack, including Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.