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 other 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.
The question is what took 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 whom 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.