September 16, 2010
|Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan recently said she believes the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. Maybe O’Reilly would have the government keep her away from Ground Zero? Photo: Bob With.|
Bill O’Reilly is at it again. Remember when he called for squashing the First Amendment of Americans opposed to the illegal invasion of Iraq? “And it is our duty as loyal Americans to shut up once the fighting begins, unless — unless facts prove the operation wrong, as was the case in Vietnam,” said Bill on March 3, 2003.
Facts soon revealed that the neocons had bamboozled the nation into invading Iraq under false pretense, but we didn’t get a retraction from Bill. Now O’Reilly is characterizing 9/11 Truth activists as dangerous radicals.
Earlier this week, O’Reilly linked the Ground Zero imam Feisal Abdul Rauf — who worked with the FBI on its “counterterrorism” effort in March of 2003 and engages in conversations with the Council On Foreign Relations — to the “truther” Faiz Khan, a Muslim scholar and educator who was a first responder on September 11, 2001. Khan participated in two memorial services for the victims of 9/11 and is involved with the New York group Muslims Against Terrorism.
Bill O’Reilly would restrict Khan’s freedom of movement for his assertion that 9/11 was an inside job. Khan should not be “allowed within ten miles of Ground Zero,” said the Fox News teleprompter reader.
We can only assume that O’Reilly would extend this ban to all people who believe 9/11 was an inside job and possibly those who have reservations about the official fairy tale that pins the blame on Muslim cave-dwellers half way around the world.
According to a Zogby poll conducted in 2006, 42% of Americans believe the U.S. government and the 9/11 commission covered up the truth behind the attacks. Is it possible O’Reilly and Fox News consider millions of Americans to be dangerous radicals and would prevent them from traveling to Manhattan? Maybe a yellow star is in order?
Mary Katharine Ham, a scribe for the neocon house organ, the Weekly Standard, told O’Reilly Khan’s relationship with his “buddy” Feisal Abdul Rauf is “problematic” and Khan is making a “blatant excuse” for terrorism.
In other words, if you don’t accept the official government version of September 11 as gospel, you are a terrorism facilitator, at least according to the neocons who apparently also consider millions of Americans as little more than apologists for Islamic terror.
The hyped-up Ground Zero Mosque affair was designed not only to further demonize Muslims and create religious tension and spread xenophobia and thus promote the phony war on terror, it is also an effort to criminalize the 9/11 truth movement.
Fox News attempted to demonize the 9/11 truth movement earlier this year when the mental case John Patrick Bedell was killed outside of the Pentagon. On March 7, Fox’s Geraldo Rivera linked Bedell’s violent rampage to “truthers.” Rivera invited Alex Jones on his show to refute this absurd accusation.
Kurt Nimmo edits Infowars.com. He is the author of Another Day in the Empire: Life In Neoconservative America.
This article was posted: Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:00 am