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Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:04 pm

I can't add anything to this. It speaks for itself.

FDNY Chaplain Resigns After 9/11 Remarks

NEW YORK - The fire department's new Muslim chaplain abruptly resigned Friday after saying in a published interview that a broader conspiracy, not 19 al-Qaida hijackers, may have been responsible for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

"It became clear to him that he would have difficulty functioning as an FDNY chaplain," Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters an hour before Imam Intikab Habib was to be officially sworn in. "There has been no prior indication that he held those views."

Habib told Newsday in an interview published Friday that he was skeptical of the official version of the attack on the World Trade Center, which killed 343 firefighters.

"I've heard professionals say that nowhere ever in history did a steel building come down with fire alone," he told the newspaper.

"It takes two or three weeks to demolish a building like that. But it was pulled down in a couple of hours," he said. "Was it 19 hijackers who brought it down, or was it a conspiracy?"

The 30-year Guyana native joined the department as chaplain on Aug. 15 after the FDNY's Islamic Society recommended him for the part-time position, which pays $18,000 a year.

Scoppetta said Habib, who was educated in Islamic law in Saudi Arabia and preaches at a New York mosque, had appeared qualified and passed a background check.

"It's sad," said Kevin James, a spokesman for the Islamic Society of Fire Department Personnel. "We had no idea those were his views. He's entitled to his opinion but he's not the right person for the chaplain."

Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:47 pm

I think the only "conspiracy" is that a FDNY chaplain makes just $18,000.


Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:03 pm

A. It's a part-time gig.

B. I have no sympathy. The dude is from Guyana. He had it made here. The average annual salary back home$400 + a goat and all the Kool Aid you can drink.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:01 pm

He's missing a crucial detail. It was the two huge commercial jets - full of highly explosive jet fuel - flown into the towers by those 19 highjackers that caused 911!

This dipshit needs to go back to Guyana and pick coconuts for a living.

Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:34 pm

Asside from the obvious impact, the reason the towers came down was poor construction. They were cheaply made and had the same happened with the Empire State Building it would have either broke in half, or stood a hell of a lot longer. The facts are that the single steal beam in the middle of the building is what made the towers fall like that.

It wasn't a conspiracy, it was poor building design paired with a massive impact that lead to the pouring of thousands of gallons of fuel which melted the single support rod.

Why wasn't there more support, because the producers wanted more room space over safety. Even the designer was pushing for two support beams...

The X structure of the Empire State Building would not have been so vulnerable.

This guy is a dumbass.

Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:08 am

EagleUSA wrote:and all the Kool Aid you can drink.

You are sooooo bad!! :wink: