Nearly every Sept. 11 since Sept. 11, Hadidjatou Karamoko Traoré has made sure that her three children were dressed in their best clothes, and taken them from their tidy brick home in the Bronx to the pit where the World Trade Center stood, and where her husband, their father, worked and died.
Radical Cleric Still Speaks on YouTube
By SCOTT SHANE
Published: March 4, 2011
From the shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., to the stabbing of a British member of Parliament, investigators have identified Anwar al-Awlaki’s stirring online calls to jihad as an important instigator of terrorism. So members of Congress last year appealed to YouTube to remove calls for violence by Mr. Awlaki, the militant American-born cleric now hiding in Yemen, and in an announcement reported around the world last November, YouTube agreed.
End of story?
Not at all. A quick search of YouTube today for “Anwar al-Awlaki” finds hundreds of his videos, most of them scriptural commentary or clerical advice, but dozens that include calls for jihad or attacks on the United States.
Visiting Ground Zero, Asking Allah for Comfort
By SAM DOLNICK
In trying to get our ducks in a row for an upcoming 9/11 Truth event in the Dallas area, our group has invited some other groups to set up table displays. We are not asking that these other groups endorse any particular aspect about 9/11 Truth, only that they stand for peace, justice and transparency in government. I was thrilled to hear that the local Muslim Community would be setting up a display for the day of the event. I found inspiration in an article written by Mike Ghouse which will go out to about 22,000 people.
Here is an excerpt:
The Essence of Freedom
Mike Ghouse, Dallas
The essence of freedom is our ability to question; question everything including our belief and what our government dishes out for us to believe.
Reza Aslan is the author of the best post-9/11 introduction to Islam for general audiences, No God But God. Reza's book was one of the main textbooks in my notorious Intro to Islam course at the University of Wisconsin - Madison last year, even though it uncritically accepts the official 9/11 myth. (As I kept explaining to the provost, I tried to prevent many points of view! Besides, it's a darned good book.)
Has Reza thought more deeply about 9/11 and the war of terror since writing No God But God? Has he, like our fellow Muslim Keith Ellison, noticed the 9/11 - Reichstag fire parallels? Reza is of Iranian descent -- is he concerned about Cheney's plan to nuke America, then use that as an excuse to nuke Iran? Tune in today, 7/9/07 Dynamic Duo, 3-4 pm CT, GCN network 2 to find out. Call-in number (877) 996-4327 x149
Kevin Barrett has got back in the news again, and the Wisconsin TV station has put up a poll question on their website today,
"Do you think Kevin Barrett should have a teaching position next fall at UW-Madison?"
Just now there were only 314 votes, with 61% saying No Way and only 33% saying Yes, definitely.
We have a chance to turn that around.
Kevin of course is the professor and 9/11 Truth Activist who has come under heavy fire from neocons in Wisconsin who are pressing hard to have him fired for his views on 9/11.
Kevin's website is www.mujca.com, the Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance. He converted to Islam after marrying a Moroccan woman, and has recently taught a course on Islam at U. of Wisconsin.
There is also a great story at the above link about his upcoming trip to Morocco to "arrest a hijacker" and his challenge to debate a neocon totalitarian enemy of free speech in the Wisconsin legislature.
"America at a Crossroads" premiering on PBS in April 15, 2007
America at a Crossroads is a major public television event premiering on PBS in April 2007 that explores the challenges confronting the post-9/11 world — including the war on terrorism; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan; the experience of American troops serving abroad; the struggle for balance within the Muslim world; and global perspectives on America’s role overseas.
Aimed at creating a national dialogue surrounding the crucial issues explored in the series, an extensive media and outreach campaign in more than 25 communities accompanies the series. The campaign features screening events with the filmmakers and their subjects in discussions with United States military personnel, leading policy experts, leaders of the Islamic community, scholars from across the country as well as members of the public. Integrated Web and educational initiatives further extend the campaign.
America at a Crossroads
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March 21, 2007
The boundaries of academic freedom
By Alex Amend
Former University of Wisconsin lecturer Kevin Barrett's new book, "Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie," is due out this month. The work, a culmination of Barrett's now infamous class and his personal journey hitherto, is the most recent reminder of a higher education sore spot: academic freedom.
Barrett's introductory class on Islam involved a two-week study on the events of Sept. 11, including a look into conspiracy theories held by groups like the 9/11 Truth Movement, of which Barrett is a member.
The ensuing uproar in Wisconsin, from calls in the government for Barrett's resignation to an academic defense of diversity of ideas, raised a question: Does a line exist?
The University of Minnesota Board of Regents' definition states, "Academic freedom is the freedom to discuss all relevant matters in the classroom, to explore all avenues of scholarship, research, and creative expression, and to speak or write as a public citizen without institutional discipline or restraint."
From Jenny's Diary~
I was reading a local rag called the "Asian Reporter" the other night and came across this cheerful*sarcasm*article:
Islamic hard-liners take aim at Indonesia’s secular traditions
By Robin McDowell
Associated Press Writer
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Women are jailed for being on the street alone after dark in parts of Indonesia, long held up as a beacon of moderate Islam. Gamblers are caned as punishment, Christian school-children are forced to wear headscarves, and a proposed law would sentence thieves to amputation of the hands.
“Obsession is both scary and TRUE! Every one of us is obligated to show Obsession to as many people as we can. Obsession serves as a ... all » wake-up call to the free world to confront the threat NOW, before it's too late." -Joel Surnow: Exec Producer “24”.
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What do you all think?