FDNY Chaplain Doubts Official Story


Les Jamieson
Oct. 4, 2005

Skepticism of the official account of 9/11 reached a high level of exposure on Friday, Sept. 30th. New York Newsday ran an article by Carol Eisenbrenner describing an interview with a Muslim chaplain that had just been hired by the FDNY. See the following excerpts with commentary.

"In a telephone interview Thursday, Habib, 30, a native of Guyana who studied Islam in Saudi Arabia, said he questioned whether 19 hijackers were responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suggested a broader conspiracy may have brought down the Twin Towers and killed more than 2,700 people.

He said he doubted the United States government's official story blaming 19 hijackers associated with al-Quaida and Osama bin Laden."

Here was a man who is aware of the glaring anomalies of the government's explanation, has honest doubts and had the audacity to voice them and the naivete to think his honesty wouldn't have any unwanted repercussions.

"I, as an individual, don't know who did the attacks," said Habib, 30, a soft-spoken man who immigrated to New York in July 2000 after spending six years in Saudi Arabia getting a degree in Islamic theology and law. "There are so many conflicting reports about it. I don't believe it was 19 ... hijackers who did those attacks."

Asked to elaborate on his reasons for doubting that story, he talked about video and news reports widely disseminated in the Muslim community.

"I've heard professionals say that nowhere ever in history did a steel building come down with fire alone," he said. "It takes two or three weeks to demolish a building like that. But it was pulled down in a couple of hours. Was it 19 hijackers who brought it down, or was it a conspiracy?"

The comments above should make it clear that a thinking individual who has seen the alternative research and heard from professionals who are talking about the tower collapses arrives at the logical conclusion that the official story doesn't add up.

"The Fire Department this morning received the resignation of Imam Intikab Habib from his position of FDNY Chaplain," said FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. "Based on comments he made to Newsday, Imam Intikab Habib would have been unable to effectively serve in the role he was appointed to."

Mayor Bloomberg said he welcomed Habib's resignation. "The remarks were offensive and the mayor is satisfied that the chaplain has resigned," mayoral spokesman Ed Skyler said.

When pressed further about whether the hijackers' backgrounds -- 15 of whom were Saudi -- might make his training an issue for still-grieving firefighters, he went on to express his own doubts about the hijacker story.

Now this is serious and must be thoroughly understood by all. News came out within hours of this article that Imam Habib was basically forced to resign in a hurry. The clamp down on truth was immediate. The word came down from on high, Mayor Bloomberg's office and Fire Commissioner Scoppetta issued edicts of intolerance. There would be no public display of questioning the Big Lie. As in a fascist dictatorship you either stay in step with state doctrine and policy or pay the price. Furthermore, it must be recognized that the propaganda technique they're using is to capitalize on the "grief factor". In other words, the emotional suffering of victim's family members is being used to erect an inpenetrable wall through which none can look through. It's more important to avoid any disturbance of those who lost so much than to address the true crimes that occurred on that day. Any attempts will be met with chastisement and ridicule. The psy-op is in place. The last thing the state apparatus wants is for the still grieving to be aware of who actually murdered their loved ones.

All truth seeking peoples around the world owe the Imam a great debt for his willingness to publicize what must be expressed.