(JTA) – An author who has blamed Israel and the Jews for 9/11 will speak in Brooklyn at a workspace for progressive groups. Christopher Bollyn will speak Sept. 14 about “9/11 and Our Political Crisis” at The Brooklyn Commons. The description for the event, which was reported on by the progressive Jewish site Jew School, calls 9/11 a “false flag terrorist act” and says “Bollyn’s message is a rare voice exposing the neocons and their Zionist partners-in-crime who had the means, motive, and opportunity to pull off this game-changing event.” Bollyn was one of the first people to promote conspiracy theories linking the 2001 terrorist attacks with Jews and Israel, according to the Anti-Defamation League. On his website, he accuses Jews of controlling the government and the media, and quotes “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a notorious antisemitic screed that purports to describe a Jewish plan for world domination. Nine organizations affiliated with the venue condemned the event. New York City Councilman Brad Lander called the lecture “highly distressing” in a Twitter post.
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