October 4, 2008
The Wisdom Fund

The 9/11 Mystery Unveiled: A Review

by Robert D. Crane

The new monograph, 9/11 Unveiled by Enver Masud of The Wisdom Fund, is the best short summary of what most Americans and virtually all of the rest of the world consider to be the "9/11 mystery". In this factual account, Enver Masud avoids the popular focus on the accumulating wealth of merely circumstantial evidence that the official U.S. governmental account of 9/11 is incomplete.

Briefly he suggests possible alternative motivations for others than Muslim terrorists to attack the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Possible motivation, however, does not constitute proof of anything in a court of law. Therefore, Masud's monograph, "9/11 Unveiled," serves the cause of accuracy in history only by marshalling the hard evidence that must be rebutted to stop conspiracy theories and popular paranoia about a hidden hand behind this first attack in two centuries on the American homeland.

The bulk of this "unveiling" consists of hard, scientific evidence that fuel-laden passenger planes could not have caused the collapse of the towers in New York. It also provides some peripheral evidence that a missile, and not a plane, struck the Pentagon, and that Flight 93 was taken out by a U.S. defensive missile over Pennsylvania and not by passengers' takeover of the cockpit.

From a lawyer's perspective, the principal weakness of the official government account of 9/11 is the failure of the U.S. government to explain away evidence which complete transparency might easily rebut. Until a court of inquiry exposes the popular conspiracy theories as unjustified, the evil of 9/11 will continue to be exploited politically to feed Islamophobia. The most long-lasting victim might be religion itself, which can be exploited in the cause of terrorism, but is its only real cure as the source of peace, prosperity, and freedom through compassionate justice.

Dr. Robert D. Crane graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959, co-founded the Center for Strategic and International Studies in September, 1962, and served as Richard Nixon's Principal Foreign Policy Adviser from 1963 to 1968. He was elected President of the Muslim American Bar Association in 1994, and is the author of "Patterns of Da'wa in America" along with his highly informative essay and book chapter, "The Search for Justice and the Quest for Virtue."

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