Yesterday, at the AMA Foundation's Forum on National Security & American Muslims, Michael H. Posner — Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State — was challenged to answer 9/11 skeptics.
"9/11 is central to national security, terrorism and human rights," said Mr. Enver Masud, Founder of The Wisdom Fund. He added that Osama bin Laden is not wanted for 9/11 by the FBI. BBC News has reported several hijackers are alive. A recent Angus Reid poll concludes that 26% of Americans do not believe The 9/11 Commission Report.
Mr. Masud then handed Mr. Posner his book "9/11 Unveiled" together with a letter to President Obama, and a copy of a quarter-page, newspaper advertisement that contains highlights from his book.
Mr. Posner's response was that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had admitted to planning 9/11.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted his role in 9/11 after being waterboarded 183 times. Skeptics of the official report do not believe that KSM is the "mastermind" of 9/11.
Nihad Awad, Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Sahar Aziz of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee also spoke at the forum.
Among those attending the forum was Mr. Darron Paul Monteiro, Associate Director White House Office of Public Engagement. He was scheduled to speak at the event, but was not permitted to do so by the White House.
The forum was moderated by Dr. Agha Saeed, Founder and Chairman of American Muslim Alliance Foundation, and sponsored by Muhammad Salim Akhtar, National Director of the American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections.
Mr. Masud is also the author of "The War on Islam." An expanded, 5th edition is to be released on April 17, 2010 — the 15th anniversary of The Wisdom Fund.