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How a US Murder Suspect Became a 9/11 Truther Abroad

'GQ' examines the convoluted case of Kurt Sonnenfeld

(Newser) - On its own, the suspicious death of Kurt Sonnenfeld's wife would be worthy of a magazine article. On Jan. 1, 2002, his 36-year-old spouse was found shot to death in their upscale Denver home. Sonnenfeld insisted she killed herself, but prosecutors filed murder charges against him—only to drop... More »

Man Trying to Raise $1.5M to 'Recreate' 9/11

American businessman says he wants to settle conspiracy theories

(Newser) - Paul Salo is an American entrepreneur living in Thailand, and his latest project has earned him the descriptors of "delusional" from the website Coconuts Bangkok and "possible supervillain" from Gothamist . Why? He's trying to raise money so he can buy an old 747 and fly it into... More »

Blacksmith Takes On 9/11 Truthers in YouTube Video

'Your argument is invalid'

(Newser) - A Georgia metal worker has set out to disprove the belief that jet fuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt steel beams—like those in the World Trade Center towers—a major contention of conspiracy theorists who insist that 9/11 was an inside job. "I am so sick... More »

9/11 Truther Grabs Mic at Postgame Interview

Matthew Mills speaks before getting ushered out

(Newser) - A member of the "9/11 truther" movement took over the microphone at a Super Bowl postgame interview last night, albeit briefly, Mediaite reports. As game MVP Malcolm Smith was being interviewed, the man got in a few words: "Investigate 9/11. 9/11 was perpetrated by people within our own... More »

Tsarnaevs Swayed by Brain-Damaged Conspiracy Buff?

Suspects befriended Donald Larking, who gave them far-right reading

(Newser) - Did a brain-damaged American help turn the Boston bombing suspects against the US? The far-right and conspiracy theorist publications found in Tamerlan Tsarnaev's apartment appear to have been supplied by an elderly man befriended by the brothers through their mother's job as a home health aide, the Wall ... More »

al-Qaeda to Ahmadinejad: Stop Being a 9/11 Truther

Joins US in calling for him to acknowledge al-Qaeda was behind attacks

(Newser) - A sentence we never thought we'd write: The US and al-Qaeda have a common goal. The terrorist group would, pretty please, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop claiming that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. An article in its fall 2011 issue of Inspire magazine notes that "... More »

Sheen Irks 9/11 Truthers

Plus, Brooke Mueller is back in rehab

(Newser) - Weird news from the land of Charlie Sheen: The troubled actor has managed to irk a group of 9/11 truthers, which is now threatening to protest in front of his live shows. Members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, who believe 9/11 was a conspiracy, feel Sheen has betrayed them. Sheen... More »

Obama Calls Ahmadinejad's Speech 'Offensive'

Especially because he made it so close to Ground Zero

(Newser) - Barack Obama was definitely not a fan of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s UN speech , in which he called for an inquiry into 9/11 conspiracy theories. “It was offensive. It was hateful,” Obama told the BBC today. “Especially for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a... More »

'Still a Lot to Learn' on 9/11: GOP Rep.

Will pal Glenn Beck now call for Jason Chaffetz's head?

(Newser) - We don’t know the real truth behind the 9/11 attacks, Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz said at a town-hall meeting yesterday. Asked by a group that believes “it was a false flag terrorist attack, that the buildings came down with internally placed demolition,” the Republican said, “there’... More »

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