Statements Against Violence and Racism

Statement Against Violence

Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice, abhorring violence, explicitly rejects:

(i) Terrorism, understood as the use of violence against civilians in an attempt to intimidate populations;

(ii) Wars of aggression, war crimes, and crimes against humanity;

(iii) Militarisation of societies, understood as the deformation of societies by national security policies and ideologies and by the favouring of military spending over humane use of resources.

Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice affirms the purpose and principles of the Culture of Peace as declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations:

UN General Assembly Resolution 53/243:
Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice supports responsible, open academic inquiry. We explicitly reject attempts to denigrate responsible research with terms such as "violent radicalization," "conspiracy theories," and "internet terror." We embrace the internet as a powerful tool for free, open exchange and discussion, and oppose restrictions that would interfere with such use of the internet. We disavow any affiliation or connection to those who use the internet for violent purposes.

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice affirms the use of nonviolent non-cooperation as a humane and effective means of resisting tyranny, oppression and war, and we encourage activists to use nonviolent methods creatively and responsibly.

Statement Against Racism

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice utterly rejects racial discrimination, as defined and condemned in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Our organization does not engage in denunciation of any group based on that group's race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, or religion. We do not engage in denunciations of the Jewish people or deny the Nazi genocide, and we do not support the current Western attack on Muslim societies promoted as a "war on terror." We accept Dr. Martin Luther King's vision of a society where people are judged by the content of their character rather than by such superficial qualities as the colour of their skin. While strongly asserting our right to criticize any individual, state, idea, ideology, practice or policy, our organization does not tolerate racial discrimination in its membership and does not promote racist theories, but dedicates itself to the discovery of truth through unbiased scholarly research.

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