Dear Gordon Duff, I would be most grateful if you would be so kind as to publicize the following Declaration and urge readers to endorse it.
Those who wish to endorse it, send their names, titles/occupation and city of residence to me, at [email protected].
With my kindest regards and wishes for your work.
Elias Davidsson, Bonn, Germany
DECLARATION ON MUSLIMS AND 9/11
A. On the basis of the study “No evidence that Muslims hijacked planes on 9/11” by Elias Davidsson (2008), that we have carefully examined, and other similar studies, we undersigned are now convinced that the U.S. authorities did not prove [beyond reasonable doubt*] their account on the mass murder of September 11, 2001, in particular their claim that Muslims/Arabs committed this crime.
B. The presumption of innocence, as a civilised principle, is enshrined in Article 11 (1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to which, every person “charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law (…)” While the presumption of innocence was particularly drafted to protect the rights of persons already charged of a penal offence, it evidently applies to persons who have not even been formally accused of any offence.
C. On the basis of the above findings, we consider the publication and dissemination of the allegation that Muslim/Arabs committed the mass murder of 9/11, as a grievous and unconscionable form of character assassination. Such an allegation violates the principle of the presumption of innocence. It also violates Articles 1, 3, 5 and 8 of the Declaration of Principles on the Conduct of Journalists of the International Federation of Journalists, the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Statement of Principles of the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), and Resolution 1003 on the ethics of journalism, adopted by the Council of Europe in 1993.
D. We, therefore, call upon journalists to refrain henceforth from attributing, either directly or indirectly, the commission of the mass murder of 9/11 to Muslims or Arabs or to any Muslim or Islamic organisation; to publicise the unreported fact that the U.S. authorities did not produce any evidence of Muslim/Arab participation in the actual mass murder of 9/11; and to publish an apology to the families of those maligned, without foundation, for the mass murder of 9/11.
(*) The requisite standard of proof in US criminal cases
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- Dr. med. Eric Beeth, Brussels, Belgium
- James R. Carr, Professor, Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada U.S.A.
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- Anneliese Fikentscher, Arbeiterfotografie, Köln, Germany, www.arbeiterfotografie.com
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- Reinhard Gebhart, Author, Germany
- Dr. David L Griscom, Research Physicist (ret.), Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. USA
- Jean-Luc Guilmot, Bio-Engineer, MBA, Belgium. Editor of http://vigli.org
- Dr. Niels Harrit, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, U. of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Klaus Hartmann, Chairman, German Federation of Freethinkers, Germany
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- Dr. Pétur Knútsson (ret.), University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
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- Andreas Neumann, Arbeiterfotografie, Köln Germany
- Klaus von Raussendorff, Author, Germany
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- Dr. Erik A. Röyrvik, Research Fellow, Norway
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