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September 11, 2018
(posted August 15)
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9/11: Have U.S. Muslim Leaders Failed the Ummah (Community)?

"He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" — John Stuart Mill

"Putting a curb on dissent . . . , is not the Islamic way" — Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

"According to Sufism, the supreme goal of human life is to attain Truth" — Seyyed Hossein Nasr

by Enver Masud

On this 17th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, more than 3000 military and intelligence personnel, pilots, engineers, architects, and other professionals question the official account of 9/11. Some believe 9/11 was a Mossad / PNAC operation. The number of skeptics keeps increasing -- both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Muslim organizations have done much to build better relations with organizations of other faiths and law enforcement agencies. They have become more active politically and socially. However, few Muslim leaders appear among the 3000 American patriots who have long been speaking out on the defining issue of the century -- how 9/11 has been used to crack down on Muslims worldwide leading to much death and destruction, not only of Muslims, but those of other faiths.

America's wars, falsely justified by 9/11, have killed millions of Muslims. Many more have been maimed, wounded, become refugees, and wrongly incarcerated. Civil liberties have eroded. About 20 veterans commit suicide daily. Wars have contributed significantly to our $21 trillion debt.

The evidence against the official account of 9/11 is overwhelming. Evidence submitted to the International Criminal Court is being maintained in their archives.

Polls show America, along with Israel, is considered the biggest threat to world peace.

While Muslims are the biggest victims of 9/11, American Muslim leaders have not only failed to speak out against the official account of 9/11, they have prevented Muslims who do from being heard. They have failed to examine the evidence, and/or enter into dialogue with those who have and are speaking out.

Dozens of Muslim organizations have issued statements against "terrorism" without noting that in international conflicts "terrorism" is a subjective term often used by the oppressor to demonize the victim.

The vice-president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA -- largest Muslim organization in North America) has, without examination, accepted the official account of 9/11.

ISNA's position is supported by officials of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) -- organizations often cited by mainstream news media.

The internationally recognized Muslim scholar, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, wrote that "putting a curb on dissent or criticism, or upbraiding dissenters, is not the Islamic way. The method of Islam is to listen to opposite viewpoints and then attempt, by well reasoned argument, to remove the grounds for dissent."

According to the English language philosopher John Stuart Mill (1806-73): "He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them. But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion... Nor is it enough that he should hear the opinions of adversaries from his own teachers, presented as they state them, and accompanied by what they offer as refutations. He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them . . . he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form."

One of the foremost authorities on Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, wrote (p. 30): "According to Sufism, the supreme goal of human life is to attain Truth, which is also Reality, the source of all reality, and whose attainment, as also stated by Christ, makes us free, delivering us from the bondage of ignorance."

Understandably, Prof. Nasr, like millions of others, accepted the official explanation in 2006. Would Prof. Nasr's response be any different today?



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

"American Patriots Question 9/11," The Wisdom Fund, September 11, 2011

"Why They Hate Us," The Wisdom Fund, December 19, 2015

[According to Sufism, the supreme goal of human life is to attain Truth, which is also Reality, the source of all reality, and whose attainment, as also stated by Christ, makes us free, delivering us from the bondage of ignorance.--Seyyed Hossein Nasr, "The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism, Islam's Mystical Tradition," HarperOne; Reprint edition (September 2, 2008), p. 30]

Enver Masud, "9/11: Cognitive Dissonance," The Wisdom Fund, September 4, 2018

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