Dr. Graeme MacQueen
“I have a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion (specialization in Buddhist Studies) from Harvard. This was actually a Ph.D. focused on the reading of huge amounts of text — learning how to analyze texts, how to ask the right questions, how to create useful categories, and so on. Then I became a professor at McMaster University, and, after some years of teaching, I became deeply involved in peace education. So, in 1989 I became founding Director of McMaster’s Centre for Peace Studies.”
9/11 Sceptic since?
“I assumed for quite a while that the official narrative was probably true in its essentials. Only in 2005 did I decide it was complete rubbish. [However], I tried quite hard right from the start to keep my mind open to the possibility of fraud. I never, for example, accepted the Bin Laden confession video, and I wondered why they would have to create such an obvious fake if their story was true. Eventually I opened a ‘9/11 anomalies’ file and started putting things in it. Attending a meeting of a sub-group in the World Health Organization in Geneva, I was interested to find that many Europeans, even in the UN, were extremely skeptical about the official story. Then, after being directly challenged in 2005 to look seriously at the literature critical of the official account, I decided quite rapidly that the flaws in this official account were fatal ones. I decided to carry out my own research in primary sources. Everything I’ve discovered since then has strengthened my conviction that 9/11 was an inside job.”
“It was the ‘collapse‘ of the Towers — the physical impossibility of it — that led [me] to [the] certainty of fraud.”
“Occasionally ‘debunkers’ have criticized me for my work on the Towers, sneering that I’m just a religious studies prof — often they mistakenly say theologian — and don’t know anything about engineering. [However], I’ve never pretended to be an engineer or a physicist. My main contributions have been in the analysis of texts, which I’m obviously trained for. The main body of texts I’ve concentrated on is the oral histories of the New York Fire Department, which constitute about 10,000 pages of very rich material. When, on occasion, I do research that requires skill in engineering, I ask engineers to help me. I’m currently completing an article with a co-author who is an engineer.”
Member Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
“Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks.”
Contributor to http://www.journalof911studies.com/
9/11 Truth lecturer.
Why should we care?
“If 9/11 was a fraud, then obviously Canadians need to know this. It has had, I believe, a big impact on Canada in terms of foreign policy, in terms of electoral politics, in terms of domestic policy and civil rights. I think it has been powerful in helping a ‘conservative’ agenda come to the forefront in Canada — and this includes the Conservative party. It has increased military spending, led to an increase in a kind of mindless nationalism, and taken Canada away from support for international law, international institutions, and the UN. I don’t mean that I was a great supporter of the Canadian government before 9/11; I’ve been a dissenter for years, but some of the worst tendencies have been strengthened by this event.”