Bruce Hoffman is professor at Georgetown University, USA. He is also a senior fellow at the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and editor of the Columbia University Press series in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare (information gleaned from the cover of his book “Inside Terrorism”).
In his book “Inside Terrorism” (Columbia University Press, New York, 2006), Bruce Hoffman makes numerous unsubstantiated claims whose common goal is to attribute terrorism to Islamic fanatics.
1. Hoffman endorses wholly the U.S. official allegation that Muslim terrorists committed the attacks of 9/11. His endorsement appears as an implied assumption throughout his book. The self-proclaimed expert does not, however, bother to provide any credible sources for this allegation.
2. Hoffman relies heavily on alleged pronouncements of Osama bin Laden, as if these were both authenticated and true.
3. Hoffman alleges that Mohamed Atta was ringleader of the 9/11 operation and a suicide pilot (p. 135), ignoring the fact that there exists no evidence that anyone by the name of Mohamed Atta boarded any of the airplanes that were allegedly hijacked on 9/11.
Hoffman thus engages in deception, slander and incitement.
A German-language review of Hoffman’s book by this author (Elias Davidsson) demonstrates that not only does Hoffman not deserve to be considered as a scholar. He is actually a dangerous propagandist used to promote distrust of Muslims and indirectly wars against Islamic nations. He deserves to be included prominently in this Register of Shame.