MALAYSIA WELCOMES AFP
AFP CORRESPONDENT, AUTHOR
HONORED IN KUALA LUMPUR
Michael Collins Piper chats with former Malaysian
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
American Free Press
correspondent Michael Collins Piper recently returned from a threeweek
visit to Malaysia, where he spoke at a series of events held in
Kuala Lumpur, the country’s capital, focusing on current events
and world affairs. Piper’s visit was part of AFP’s extensive
outreach program, reaching out to prominent world figures including
Malaysia’s Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
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Piper standing in front of a display of his
books The New Jerusalem and The
High Priests of War, both translated into
Free Press correspondent Michael Collins Piper recently
returned from a three-week visit to Malaysia. For the first
week, Piper was in the company of 9-11 survivor William
Rodriguez and American philanthropist Jimmy Walter, both
of whom have emerged as prominent critics of what they denounce
as an official U.S. government cover-up of what really happened
The two joined Piper as speakers on a forum on current events
and world affairs as part of a conference on “Islam,
Humanity and World Peace,” held in conjunction with
the first International Islamic Fair (IIF) — a global
trade show — at the Putra World Trade Center in Kuala
Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, June 9-11.
The fair was held under the auspices of Saba Islamic Media,
the publishing house, which distributes Piper’s books
in Malaysia. In fact, it was Piper who first urged Saba
to bring Rodriguez to Malaysia knowing the courageous 9-11
survivor had a message Malaysians needed to hear.
Also speaking at the conference was another individual known
to AFP readers: Matthias Chang, the outspoken author of
Future Fastforward: The Zionist Anglo- American
Empire Meltdown, now published in its first-ever
American edition by American Free Press.
Chang was political secretary to, and remains a close advisor
of, Malaysia’s highly regarded longtime prime minister,
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, who served from 1981-2003.
Hailed as “The Father of Modern Malaysia,” Dr.
Mahathir himself gave the keynote address at the conference.
Afterward, the former prime minister met Piper, Rodriguez
and Walter and hosted them at his private office.
After the close of the IIF, Piper remained in Malaysia for
two additional weeks as a guest of Dr. Mahathir, who has
been an interested reader of Piper’s books. Piper
then attended the 2006 special session of the Perdana Global
Peace Organization of which Dr. Mahathir is chairman.
In this week’s AFP, Piper provides an account of his
remarkable experiences with his fellow Americans at the
IIF and of their meeting with Dr. Mahathir. Next week, Piper
will provide a summary of the peace conference conducted
by Dr. Mahathir.
Mahathir Hosts AFP's Piper in Kuala Lumpur
9-11 Truth Team on board at Malaysia confab
By Michael Collins Piper
I had been to Malaysia on a previous visit in 2004, this recent
trip was special because, for the first time, I met two fellow Americans
who have been speaking out on the lies of 9-11: namely William Rodriguez
— observed to have been “the last man out” of
the World Trade Center’s north tower, as it collapsed around
him — and Jimmy Walter who has spent millions of dollars of
his own money in trying to show Americans (and the world) that we’ve
been lied to (by our own government) about what really happened
Although I had admired their work, having read Christopher Bollyn’s
accounts of their efforts in AFP, I had never seen Rodriguez or
Walter “in action.” In Malaysia, I saw both good Americans
stand up and speak out. All real Americans can be proud of them
for what they did there: They told the truth. And the Malaysian
audiences loved them.
The international audience at the fair — some 1,000 strong
— was intrigued by the fact that here were Americans —
including a 9-11 survivor — telling them that it was not “the
Muslims” who were responsible for 9-11, but that the conspiracy
went much higher and much deeper.
In my presentations, I underscored this point: The American people
are being terrorized — not by Muslims — but by those
pro- Zionist families and financial interests who control the American
media and who use their media power to manipulate Americans into
fearing and hating Muslims while those same Zionist forces are exploiting
American resources and military might to wage war against the Muslim
world as part of a grand design to set in place a New World Order.
Reflecting on my own published works, I noted that the assassination
of John F. Kennedy, who was standing in the way of Israel’s
drive to achieve an arsenal of nuclear weapons — the subject
of Final Judgment — set the stage
for the Iraq war and the potential for further war, even atomic
conflict, in the world today; that the preeminence of the Israeli
lobby in Washington and the spiraling reality of Zionist power in
America — the subject of The New Jerusalem
— had been stimulated by JFK’s demise, and that the
rise of the hard-line “neo-conservatives” — the
subject of The High Priests of War —
had firmly set in place the Zionist domination of U.S. foreign policy
Walter made available free copies of his outstanding video, Confronting
the Evidence: A Call to Reopen the 9-11 Investigation.*
In his presentation he emphasized the fact that there is so much
scientific evidence conflicting with the “official”
findings. He said there is no question that there were other forces
at work, rather than simply the impact of two jetliners, that brought
down the World Trade Center towers.
Walter pointed out the failure of NORAD in preventing
the multiple attacks on 9-11, the destruction of forensic evidence,
the media misinformation and mischaracterizations of events surrounding
9-11, and the ties of many key players in the tragedy to elements
of U.S. and Israeli intelligence and the global military-industrial-oil-banking
complex. Walter has personally financed free distribution of more
than 650,000 copies of his own video and encourages others to reproduce
it and distribute it. Now copies are circulating, in multiple languages,
around the globe.
Rodriguez astounded listeners with his profound description of his
own personal experiences on that day. Most notable in his account
is the fact that there was at least one explosion in the lower levels
of the north tower of the World Trade Center (WTC) seconds before
a plane struck the upper floors of the tower. This alone —
something that other 9-11 survivors can attest to — puts the
lie to the official version of events.
Rodriguez, Walter and I were part of several forums, during which
I emphasized the fact that although Rodriguez was hailed by President
Bush as a “national hero” and his heroic efforts in
saving probably thousands from the WTC (long after he could have
fled to safety) were widely reported, the mass media in America
censored the specifics of what Rodriguez heard and saw on 9-11,
details that prove there has been a massive government lie about
what really happened that day.
In addition, I pointed out, although Rodriguez had testified to
what he heard and saw before the official 9-11 inquiry, Rodriguez’s
testimony was heard behind closed doors unlike other witnesses.
What he said was never mentioned in the official 9-11 report nor
was it reported by the “mainstream” media in America,
despite the fact, for example, that ABC interviewed Rodriguez for
nine hours promising his “whole story” would be aired
to the public. It never was.
Rodriguez could have continued playing his very real public role
as a “hero”—which he is — and never bothered
telling the whole truth. But when Rodriguez recognized that the
American media and the government were censoring his story —
even while Spanish-language media were accurately continuing to
report what Rodriguez, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, had to say
— he realized “something was going on.” That’s
when he began to speak out.
In the meantime, Malaysian media outlets were interviewing us, and
excerpts from our various press conferences were broadcast over
several days during our visit. One story was widely reported in
the Arabic media in the Middle East.
During our week in Malaysia, we also spoke at the Center for Civilizational
Dialogue at the University of Malaya and at the International Islamic
University where hundreds of students from around the world, including
the United States, were a friendly and enthusiastic audience.
All of us, I know, take great satisfaction in knowing that now many
people around the world realize that not all Americans support the
insane policies of aggressive war being carried out by the Bush
administration and its allies, enriching the coffers of those advancing
the drive for a New World Order.
More than once, we heard it said: “We don’t hate Americans.
But we do hate what George Bush and his regime are doing. And we
sympathize with Americans because they are being made to fight these
All of this is not to suggest that Americans were the onlyspeakers
at the conference. No-nonsense Malaysian attorney and author Matthias
Chang gave a rousing address titled “The Killing Machine,”
which was supplemented with a highly effective multimedia presentation.
Although not a Muslim — he’s a Christian of Chinese
descent — Chang strongly told the Muslims of Malaysia that
they should stand up to the United States and Israel in the ongoing
scheme to wage war against their fellow Muslims in Iran, all of
which is part of a broader agenda for world domination. This, of
course, is outlined in Chang’s book, Future Fastforward,
available from AFP.
In a different mode, Muslim religious cleric Fadel Soliman, head
of the Bridges Foundation, explained how he has seen the Western
media suddenly turn millions against Muslims. Since then, he said
he has worked to explain the truth about Islam to non-Muslims and
to train other Muslims to do the same. In fact, the topic of media
bias was a constant refrain during the conference. One lecturer,
Dr. Amien Rais, one of the most popular political figures in neighboring
Indonesia and former speaker of Indonesia’s house of representatives,
focused on media bias. Rais urged supporting an alternative to the
mass media of the West. (Ironically, the Western media has a great
deal of influence even in Muslim strongholds such as Malaysia and
British journalist Yvonne Ridley, now a convert to Islam, reflected
on her own experiences in the media and emphasized how the media
has promoted bias against Muslims. She also noted that while Bush
has advocated “democracy,” the very moment the Palestinians
elected a government that Bush did not like, the president moved
to block aid and effectively starve the Palestinians — that
is commit genocide against them.
So it is not only Americans who recognize the big problem of the
American media and the pernicious role it plays in global affairs.
The whole world knows what American Free Press
has said from the beginning: “The Media is the Enemy.”
Following this conference, Rodriguez, Walter and I were invited
for a private visit with Dr. Mahathir, the former Malaysian prime
minister, at his office at the Perdana Global Peace Organization.
Joining us were his former political secretary, Matthias Chang,
who remains a close advisor to Dr. Mahathir, Mrs. Ridley, and Mrs.
Sabariah Abdullah and Miss Abida Anwar from Saba Islamic Media,
the publisher of the Malaysian editions of my books.
At that meeting, Dr. Mahathir heard the remarkable story of Rodriguez.
He also held in his own hands the former master key to the World
Trade Center (one of only five in existence) that Rodriguez used
to open up doors to the WTC tower stairwells as part of the rescue
effort before the tower collapsed.
Walter and Rodriguez explained to Dr. Mahathir of how — with
the support of AFP — they have been advocating an international
commission to investigate 9-11 and urged the former prime minister
to establishment such a global tribunal.
Although the Western media defames Dr. Mahathir because he dares
to criticize Zionism, he is a beloved figure in his own land, which
he did so much to build into the powerhouse it is today. He is also
an icon throughout Asia and throughout what is known as “The
All told, the visit to Malaysia was a fantastic experience for all
of us and, I am confident, has opened up more eyes to the reality
of what’s happening to all good people in the world today.
We do have a common enemy — our traditional enemy —
against whom we have to unite. It’s that simple.
* To obtain a copy of the video, Confronting the Evidence:
A Call to Reopen the 9-11 Investigation, see the web
site at reopen911.org or write Reopen 9-11, PO Box 3871, Santa Barbara,
Dr. Mahathir and Malaysia...
Above, AFP’s Michael
Collins Piper (left) and former Malaysian Prime Minister
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad share a light moment, one of several
meetings between Piper and Dr. Mahathir, during which time
Piper was a guest of Dr. Mahathir’s Perdana Foundation.
Dr. Mahathir and many top figures in Malaysia’s academic,
intellectual and business circles have been interested readers
of Piper’s books, much to the dismay of high-level
circles in America that despise his writings.
Left, with a modernistic
sculpture in the background, Americans Jimmy Walter and
William Rodriguez are shown in the lobby of the famous Petronas
Twin Towers skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These
towers actually stand taller than the ill-fated World Trade
Center towers where Rodriguez survived the 9-11 terrorist
tragedy. This was one of the interesting sites where Walter,
Rodriguez and Piper were brought to visit by their hosts
at the International Islamic Fair.
Joining former Malaysian Prime Minister
Dr. Mahathir (third from left) and Michael Collins Piper
(second from left) at Dr. Mahathir’s office are British
journalist Yvonne Ridley (far left), 9-11 survivor William
Rodriguez (center) and philanthropist and 9-11 film producer
Jimmy Walter, Mrs. Sabariah Abdullah, chief of Saba Islamic
Media, the Malaysian publisher of Piper’s books, and
her assistant, Miss Abida Anwar.
9-11 survivor William Rodriguez was a “hit”
with Malaysian audiences from all walks of life. Here Rodriguez
(second from left) is shown with (left to right) three talented
internationallypopular entertainers — Cheb Ali, Dawud
Wharnsby Ali, and Zain Bhika — who provided entertainment
during the International Islamic Fair at which Rodriguez,
along with AFP correspondent Michael Collins Piper and philanthropist
Jimmy Walter, were speakers. In the background is an on-stage
re-enactment of a traditional Malay wedding.
(Issue #29/30, July 17&24, 2006, AMERICAN