Louis Balthazar

From the Gazette: 9/11 Skeptics to Speak at UQAM

9/11 skeptics to speak at UQAM


May 2, 2010


MONTREAL – A double-bill presentation scheduled in this city Monday evening by two leading voices of what’s known as the 9/11 truth movement has triggered lively debate over freedom of expression – after one researcher at the university where the event is being held labeled skeptics unconvinced by official U.S. government reports as “liars” and “intellectually dishonest.”

Organizers said the evening will be “Canada’s largest 9/11 conference.”

One speaker, David Ray Griffin, is a retired theologian currently writing his 10th book analyzing 9/11 and related topics. Its immediate predecessor examined the late-afternoon collapse Sept. 11, 2001, of World Trade Center 7. Griffin called the final U.S. government report on WTC 7 “unscientific and false.”

An earlier Griffin work devoted 339 pages to “omissions and distortions” of the official 9/11 Commission Report.