AN American engineer and author recently toured South Africa to dispel alleged myths about the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Enver Masud, 68, presented Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report to thousands of South Africans on his tour of the country.
Port Elizabeth-based group Al-Ansar (The Helpers), brought Masud to Port Elizabeth last week because, they said, “the war on terror is based on the premise of the World Trade Centre attacks. If there‘s any doubt about the facts . . . then the whole war on terror is based on a false premise”.
Masud said before his first talk in November 2006 in Washington on the flawed 9/11 commission report, he had had many questions on the attacks, but “first had to gather hard facts instead of going along with conspiracy theories”.
“I‘m not a conspiracy theorist. My goal is purely to show that the US government conclusions are false. I have tons of information, but only use a dozen selected facts from mainstream news sources, pictures and official documents.”
Referring to the plane crash at the Pentagon which formed part of the September 11 attacks, Masud gave a slide presentation at a press briefing on September 12, 2001, stating “that there were no large sections of aircraft visible in the damaged area in front of the Pentagon”.
Jamie McIntyre, CNN senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, reported on the day of the attacks that there was no evidence of the plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon.
McIntyre said: “The only pieces left that you can see are small enough to pick up in your hand.”
On CNN‘s website it states that six months after the attacks, “McIntyre‘s contacts provided security camera pictures of American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon”. On the images showed by Masud it is difficult to see a plane flying into the Pentagon, “especially missing the street signs and lamp posts still standing”.
Masud referred to official reports and photographs and said the entry and exit holes at the Pentagon crash site were the signature of a Cruise missile, and the term “punch-out hole” was written by investigators over the exit hole.
Masud also refers to the FBI‘s most wanted terrorists list and questions why Osama Bin Laden is not specifically wanted for the 9/11 attacks.
Instead, he is wanted for murder of US nationals outside the US, conspiracy to murder US nationals outside the US and an attack on a federal facility resulting in death.
Masud said according to the FBI “the reason 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama Bin Laden‘s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11”.
Masud was the recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation for his book The War on Islam.
Masud said: “Polls indicate that 70 million Americans don‘t believe the official version of these attacks.
“Muslims in America have been largely silent. They were concerned after the attacks. More than 1 500 were locked up.”
Masud grew up in India and said his parents had been his biggest influences when it came to speaking the truth.
His father, Mirza Nasiruddin, worked with Gandhi, and his mother, Atiya Fatima, worked with Mother Teresa.