September 30, 2005


Incoming FDNY chaplain questions 9/11 story (CAROL EISENBERG, September 30, 2005, Newsday)

An imam slated to be sworn in Friday as the second Muslim chaplain in Fire Department history said he questioned whether 19 hijackers were responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and suggested a broader conspiracy may have brought down the Twin Towers and killed more than 2,700 people.

In a telephone interview Thursday, Imam Intikab Habib, 30, a native of Guyana who studied Islam in Saudi Arabia, said he doubted the United States government's official story blaming 19 hijackers associated with al-Quaida and Osama bin Laden.

"I as an individual don't know who did the attacks," said Habib, 30, a soft-spoken man who immigrated to New York in July 2000 after spending six years in Saudi Arabia getting a degree in Islamic theology and law. "There are so many conflicting reports about it. I don't believe it was 19 ... hijackers who did those attacks."

Asked to elaborate on his reasons for doubting that story, he talked about video and news reports widely disseminated in the Muslim community.

This one's a no-brainer--Ms Clinton can make some serious hay out of calling for this nitwit's scalp.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 30, 2005 6:16 PM

Kick his butt out of the country. How stupid can anyone get. How did he get in here? Get him out. C'mon Hilary -- show us your stuff before Rudy does. Go Rudy!

Posted by: Genecis at September 30, 2005 6:25 PM

Has the NYFD gone nuts?

Posted by: erp at September 30, 2005 7:05 PM

Coming from the beacon of sanity that is Saudi Arabia, that's probably not the craziest notion in his head.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at September 30, 2005 7:11 PM

He's already gone. Unlucky for him, he'd have gotten away with that sort of non-sense in any other city in North America.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at September 30, 2005 7:42 PM

Darn that was quick. I thought this guy would provide considerable entertainment in the future.

Posted by: h-man at October 1, 2005 3:48 AM

To the NYPD: hire only persons with some Clinical Pastoral Education under their belts as chaplains!

Posted by: Dave W. at October 1, 2005 7:23 AM