May 3, 2005

Books by theologian say American government was in on 9/11 . . .


A 65-year-old retired Christian theologian has begun getting some attention for a book he published a year ago, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11, and its follow-up, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, both of which contend “U.S. officials had some knowledge of what was coming and possibly orchestrated the [9/11] attacks.” Samara Kalk Derby in a Capital Times story, reports on author David Ray Griffin‘s 19 April appearance at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, an appearance that was subsequently broadcast on C-SPAN. She says the retired Claremont School of Theology professor directed his comments to “religious people, who he said need to respond to Sept. 11 — and the American empire that has ensued — based on the moral principles of their religious traditions.”

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