Letter sent to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on 21 December 2006
I saw a large ad in the New York Times by ACLU bemoaning the secret spying on Americans. I fully share your concern about the human rights violations by the Bush Administration.
However, the PATRIOT Act and various other constitutional abrogations were justified by the atrocities of 9/11. They were in fact sold to the public and the Congress on the base of the claim that these atrocities were committed by dedicated Muslim terrorists who were hiding for years in the US and preparing their crimes. These assumptions were however wrong. They were fabricated in order to justify these human rights violations and wars of aggression.
There is not a shred of evidence proving that any Muslims participated in the atrocities of 9/11. The names of the alleged hijackers do not appear on passenger lists; no one has seen them board the aircraft; their bodily remains were not found; a number of them popped up living and well in other countries, etc. The FBI even admitted in June 2006 to the Muckraker Report to possess no “hard evidence” to link Osama bin Laden to 9/11. This was the reason, according to the FBI, the agency did not include 9/11 in the list of his alleged crimes (as reported on the FBI website). Meanwhile the US has under its custody two alleged leaders of Al-Qaeda, Khaled Mohammed Sheikh and Ramzi Binalshibh, who have been arrested 3-4 years ago and held incommunicado somewhere since. They have not been charged and no plans are to charge them for facilitating or planning 9/11, in spite of the fact that they are accused of having done so by the media. More and more evidence is emerging that the Twin Towers were demolished by explosives, including testimonies by over 100 firefighters, visual evidence and common sense.” This would mean that their demolition was an “inside job”.
I urge ACLU to address seriously this issue, join the families of 9/11 victims in demanding the full truth on these events and demand that the US authorities prove their allegations against the 19 Muslims – whose names appear on the FBI website as the “hijackers” beyond reasonable doubt. The issue does not concern only the American people but the entire world. As an Icelandic citizen living in Iceland, I can only rely on people of good will in the US to help relieve us from the criminal policies of the Bush Administration.