THE WISDOM FUND: News & Views
March 6, 2011
The Wisdom Fund

Hearings on Islamic Radicalization

An open letter to Pete King, Chairman, Homeland Security Committee

by Enver Masud

Beginning March 10, I understand that you will hold hearings to examine "the disconnect between outstanding Muslims who contribute so much to the future of our country and those leaders who -- for whatever reason -- acquiesce in terror or ignore the threat".

I agree such hearings are long overdue -- American Muslim leaders, have for too long acquiesced in acts of terrorism.

Our ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, our not so covert war on Pakistan, the covert wars authorized by Presidents Bush and Obama in as many as 75 countries, have killed more than one million innocent citizens, wounded and maimed many more, and left families and cities devastated.

Terrorism on such a grand scale, together with the torture and imprisonment without trial in America (and in that no man's land -- Guantanamo), should have had Muslims out in public squares across America.

We did have some demonstrations, but nothing like the crowds in Tahrir Square, and across Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen -- and they're still demonstrating there while here in the good old USA our Muslim leaders continue to "acquiesce in terror".

Which brings us to your concern: radicalized Muslims.

Of course, there are radicalized Muslims. They're rising up against the tyrants supported by those who have made a sham of American values, and against those who have helped these tyrants steal the wealth of their citizens and deposit it in American and European banks.

What took American Muslims so long to get sufficiently radicalized to gain your attention?

American Muslims have also acquiesced to that other big act of terrorism committed on our sacred soil. As a representative of the people of New York, you know the one I'm talking about -- 9/11.

Thousands, perhaps millions, of concerned Americans, but not those leaders who -- for whatever reason -- acquiesce in terror, support your efforts to bring the 9/11 terrorists, and their ilk, to justice.

By now you may have heard that "The 9/11 Commission Report" was foisted upon the good American people by those who "acquiesce in terror".

According to Philip Shenon (an investigative reporter with The New York Times), with the 9/11 commission's staff barely in place, Philip Zelikow, the commission's executive director, and Ernest R. May, a Harvard historian, had prepared a detailed outline, complete with "chapter headings, subheadings, and sub-subheadings" of the final report.

Imagine that -- Zelikow and May knew where the investigation would lead even before they heard the witnesses! One of those witnesses was honored by Hillary Clinton, your own former governor George Pataki, and by President Bush. Pretty radical, I'd say.

Zelikow and May did not fool our FBI. To this day the FBI says that they have no hard evidence that bin Laden was behind 9/11. He's not wanted for 9/11 in the FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" poster.

Those radicals didn't fool many Americans either -- some undoubtedly from your own district.

Two thousand plus engineers, architects, military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and professors do not believe the official account of 9/11. Many of them (and I) are prepared to present facts (official transcripts, exhibits, photographs, videos, etc), to argue this point.

You can download my brief expose "9/11 Unveiled" free from The Wisdom Fund web site -- I've mailed a hard copy to you and every member of your Homeland Security Committee.

God-speed with the hearings, Mr. King. Do us proud, like the good old days. Root out those leaders who acquiesce in terror. Hang 'em from a tall oak tree.

God Bless America



FACTS: Realpolitik and Terrorism

FACTS: Jihad and The Crusades

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Enver Masud, "Jihad Against Islam," The Wisdom Fund, April 28, 1995

Enver Masud, "Our Own Worst Enemy," The Wisdom Fund, June 20, 2001

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Enver Masud, "A Clash Between Justice and Greed, Not Islam and the West," The Wisdom Fund, September 2, 2002

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"Crusade: Holy War," The Wisdom Fund, October 16, 2003

Mahmood Mamdani, "America Created Violent Political Islam," globalagendamagazine.com, March 13, 2005

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Enver Masud, "Fear Paralyzes U.S. Muslim 'Leaders'," The Wisdom Fund, August 3, 2010

"Muslims Didn't Do It," The Wisdom Fund, September 11, 2010

Letter to Rep. Pete King, Chairman of Homeland Security Committee, December 17, 2010

Fact sheet and "9/11 Unveiled" mailed to Homeland Security Committee (2011), February 17, 2011


Islamic Circle of North America, March 3, 2011

David A. Fahrenthold and Michelle Boorstein, "Peter King Hearings on Muslims 'Despicable'," democracynow.org, March 10, 2011

Mark Potok, "Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearing: Plenty of drama, less substance," washingtonpost.com, March 11, 2011

Sheryl Gay Stloberg and Laurie Goodstein, "Domestic Terrorism Hearing Opens With Contrasting Views on Dangers," nytimes.com, March 11, 2011

[ . . . according to FBI statistics less than six percent of terrorist incidents during this fifteen year period were committed by Muslims, while 94% were committed by non-Muslims. Moreover, 23 of the 24 recorded terrorist incidents (2002-2005) were carried out by domestic terrorists. The FBI claims that of the 83 terrorist attacks in the United States between 9/11 and the end of 2009, only three were clearly connected with the jihadist cause. (3.6% of total)

The picture is similar in Europe. Of a total of 1,571 terrorist attacks in the E.U. from 2006-2008 only 6 were committed by Islamist terrorists which translates to less than 0.4% of all attacks, which means 99.6% of all attacks were committed by Non-Muslims.--Franklin Lamb, "Congressman Peter King's Great Muslim Scare," veteranstoday.com, March 12, 2011]

Sarah Pavlus, "Mideast Expert: Fox News Panders To Muslim-Bashers," mediamatters.org, March 14, 2011

Thom Hartmann, "The 10 DAY manhunt for a known terrorist ignored by MSM, thomhartmann.com, June 22, 2011

[Rarely has the United States seen a more reckless and bare-knuckled campaign to vilify a distinct class of people and compromise their fundamental civil and human rights than the recent rhetoric against Muslims.

It would also be hard to imagine a more successful campaign. In the span of the two years since the start of Barack Obama's presidency in early 2009, an astonishing number of people have turned into a kind of political wolf pack, convinced that 0.6% of the U.S. population is on the verge of trampling the Constitution and imposing an Islamic, Shariah-guided caliphate in its place. Like the communists that an earlier generation believed to be hiding behind every rock, infiltrated "Islamist" operatives today are said to be diabolically preparing for a forcible takeover.

Ironically, the Constitution seems more threatened by certain Americans who, prodded into paranoia by clever activists, opportunistic politicians and guileful media players, seem downright eager to deny Muslims the guarantees of religious freedom and the presumption of innocence.--Robert Steinback, "Jihad Against Islam," Southern Poverty Law Center, Intelligence Report, Summer 2011, Issue Number: 142]

[Walid Shoebat: "All Islamic organizations in America should be the No. 1 enemy. All of them,"--Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston, "'Ex- terrorist' rakes in homeland security bucks, cnn.com, July 14, 2011]

Stephan Salisbury, "Islam-Baiting Doesn't Work, antiwar.com, July 18, 2011

Forrest Wilder, "Rick Perry's Army of God, texasobserver.org, August 3, 2011

"'Fear, Inc.' Exposes the So-Called Experts and Donors Behind Islamophobia in the United States, democracynow.org, September 6, 2011

[In the commentary on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, . . . Absent from the torrent of opinion and analysis was any mention of how the U.S. military occupation of Muslim lands and wars that continue to kill Muslim civilians fuel jihadist sentiment that will keep the threat of terrorism high for many years to come.--Gareth Porter, "Elephant in the Room: The Terrorism Issue That Wasn't Discussed, counterpunch.org, September 12, 2011]

William Blum, "The Biggest Lie in the War on Terrorism: The Crime of Making Americans Aware of Their Own History, counterpunch.org, October 4, 2011

Crusade 2.0 John Feffer, "Crusade 2.0: The West's Resurgent War on Islam," City Lights Publishers (March 20, 2012)

Deepa Kumar, "Islamophobia: A Bipartisan Project, thenation.com, July 2, 2012

Patrick J. Buchanan, "America's Last Crusade, antiwar.com, September 25, 2012

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