Open Letter to FAU Administration by Filmmaker Adnan Zuberi

(Originally received January 22, 2013)

Dear Dr. Heather Coltman and Dr. Diane Alperin,

I have examined Professor James Tracy’s writings regarding the Newtown, Conn., massacre and I am briefly presenting a case-study to you on how a university can deal with this situation. I was awarded by the University of Toronto for my documentary entitled 9/11 in the Academic Community which examines how academia treats critical perspectives of media or governmental narratives.

I documented what happened to John McMurtry, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and Fellow of the Canadian Royal Society. When McMurtry questioned the official narrative just three months after 9/11, academics flooded his university with e-mails, from its president to his department chair, demanding that he be fired. His colleagues at Harvard notified McMurtry that they are reporting to the FBI and CIA. The university maintained his professorship on grounds of academic freedom. Although McMurtry engaged in a topic far more controversial than what Tracy has engaged in, University of Guelph succeeded in overcoming the pressures by simply defending the foundations of institutions of research and critical thinking, which is academic freedom.

I had several academics and an eminent university president emeritus express their reflections about McMurtry and how scholars aggressively identify with media narratives and yet have little factual knowledge of them, which is the exact opposite of scholarship. Furthermore, the line of inquiry that professors such as James Tracy use have made it into the peer-reviewed literature. Please see the American Behavioral Scientist on “State Crimes Against Democracy.” Tracy, having expertise in media and communications is actually doing his job.

I would hate to make a documentary on how Florida Atlantic University’s personalities mishandled this situation. I trust that you will hold the principles of academic freedom above all pressures. It is amazing how we can all recall Galileo’s story except when it is being repeated in our own social order, at this very moment in time.

Sincerely,

Adnan Zuberi
Director and Producer of Documentary – 9/11 in the Academic Community

35 thoughts on “Open Letter to FAU Administration by Filmmaker Adnan Zuberi”

  1. Kudos to Adnan Zuberi for keeping the spotlight on Coltman and Alperin.

    The odious Chuck Strouse of the Broward-Palm Beach New Times spews stuff like “FAU’s James Tracy: More Media Conspiracies and Lunacy. Fire This Guy Fast” (January 9) and misses the irony of calling for someone to be fired for exercising his First Amendment rights in the supposed setting of “academic freedom.”

    Mary Anne Saunders needs a copy of this open letter. Also, the university spokeswoman who released negative emails to the local paper.

    1. Adnan Zuberi makes a good point in his Open Letter to FAU highlighting the future marketability of the story of how Professor James Tracy’s public conversation scrutinizing “Corporate Media’s” flawed presentation of the Sandy Hook extravaganza is being censored through the Media’s group bullying against his expression of free speech. I hope that Adnan will make a documentary exposing ALL of the Hoaxes. Sandy Hook was my awakening to the Media Hoax phenomenon. There were too many flaws that made me research to find my own answers. Then I began to research past events and found that many of these public mass killings and outrageous crimes SEEM TO BE *manufactured* with the apparent intent to influence US citizens to cry out for more government taxes to fund more government interventions to keep us safe from all these crimes.

      I hope Adnan Zuberi will quickly do a documentary about ALL the staged killings across the USA. These people are trying to rip the fabric of our civilization. They are trying to influence the weak-minded amongst us – the alienated, the low-status, the poor to use violence because everybody else appears to be “doing it.” After Sandy Hook media flaws woke me up, I researched some of the other recent past “crimes” and found the unauthentic ones seem to have common themes running through their narratives. I watched a YouTube video of James Holmes giving a science camp presentation as a young teen and in his ending credits he thanked the Helmstetter Family. I searched through the images that came up when this name was Googled and in this blog helmstetters.blogspot.com/ there were pictures of some of the people who are also witnesses in the media self-describing their heroic attempts to revive the dead at James Holmes’ murder scene. That’s a big coincidence that people with the same last name as those who were sponsoring his science camp were also in the theater, victims who received huge amounts of compensation from the nonprofit donations, and they were acting like they didn’t previously know him. Then I heard there was a shooting in the Hawaii, where I had previously lived. I met and married my husband there and coincidentally, the pastor who performed our wedding ceremony is named Mike Stengal – the father of the accused (convicted?) sniper. So, my husband called him and he says his son is unrepentant and still claims to be innocent. It was well known in Mike’s congregation that his dad works for a US Federal government entity. (when I mention this, my posts disappear so I’m testing to see if it happens again)

      Mike is the pastor of NorthShore Calvary Chapel. Coincidentally, there was another suspicious shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico involving an assistant “pastor” on Albuquerque Calvary Chapel’s staff where a boy shot his family including very young infants and casually supposedly hunted down a Calvary Chapel security guard to confess. The Hoax narratives often have the murderous perpetrators performing gruesome crimes then having their conscience kick in so they turn themselves in and confess – just like in the movies.

      I hope that Adnan will do a documentary that shows all the suspicious shooting 2009 through 2013 crimes and research if the dead victims really ever existed, if the “injured” victims really have wounds. For instance, in the Hawaii Highway Sniper Hoax, I researched the man who supposedly got shot in the leg, who was a state transportation employee, just as most victims are government employees!!! I think his name was something like, Samson Nauputo, who supposedly got shot in the leg and there on Facebook are recent pictures of Samson in shorts standing strongly on both legs, taking expensive trips abroad, looking like he recently won the lottery.

      Adnan, this media circus is your oyster, make us a Serial Crime Hoax Documentary. My personal theory is that Obama is using the Federal Witness Protection Program to manufacture these public hoaxes and that is why the state and city cops have to cooperate.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Federal_Witness_Protection_Program

    2. I never blog because we will all be rounded up in the end to prison camps, but this is so out of hand.

      1. This Sandy Hook thing is Obama’s 911.
      2. There was 600 students that day according to all the official reports. That would mean about 1200 Parents alone by that figure.
      3. Only about 7 parents came forward and were interviewed by all the MSM stations. 7 parents out of 1200 parents.
      4. All the parents were laughing and happy and all agreed Americans should give up their GUNS. ALL had the same story.
      5. All 20 kids that were killed had police officers assigned to them and stationed outside their front doors.
      6. We saw a picture of about 12 kids fleeing the scene. That’s it!!
      7. Where are the other 1000 or so parents and the 580 children plus staff?
      8. How did Homeland Security DHS get 100 or so cars in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Parking lot and at the Fire Station BEFORE the Police arrived?
      9. How is all this footage of dumb Robbie Parker and Helicopter footage and all of it getting leaked to the public?
      10. The case is sealed for 6 months yet they are passing laws based on a crime that has NOT been investigated???
      11. THIS IS BARACK OBAMA’S 911. We can NOT let this go. They are BUSTED if the people will fight to the end on this

  2. Academic Community as a whole has lost any confidence I have in them being of superior intelect to ordinary Jane’s and Joe’s such as me . The majority just go along like sheep grazing and nothing seems to phase them … not even the loss of fellow human beings and the loss of thinking about what you are being led into . Hmmm reminds me of Nazi Germany , by the way did you know that Nazi means simple minded ? Well anyway if we the people are supposed to look to academic types for knowledge then well .. Im looking elsewhere and trusting my instincts and my instincts tell me we are being fed a load of CRAP by the government , media and some academics by their silence and co-conspirator antics by trying to intemidate and coerce non silent acedemics . The on going strong arming of those that were or are fellow academics that can and are willing and brave enough to stand against the lies is nothing less than a tyrants tantrum and nazi like ! When all this is said and done I for one want to stand before my maker and be able to honestly say ” Did what I could dear Lord .” and my maker say ” Well done .”

  3. Of course Professor Tracy is doing his job.

    Aren’t academicians supposed to focus on the unanswered or unasked questions?

    Everyone with an IQ over 90 and an internet connection knows that real investigative journalism has taken a back seat to corporate interests and government spin and propaganda.

    1. I agree with you Benjamin. Anyone with an IQ over 80 knows that Sandy Hook was a staged event and nothing more than a DHS drill occurred on 12-14-12 in Newtown, CT. Many people that I associate with, both Liberals and Conservatives, agree that Sandy Hook was a Hoax. Many of us do not support the NRA, Obama, Congress and even the Supreme Court. I am very liberal leaning with my viewpoints, but I do not agree with anything at all that is currently going on in the US government. I do support the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  4. Excellent letter and argument Mr. Zuberi. Thank you, on behalf of all Americans – even those who disagree – because we NEED that kind of attitude here.

    1. Thanks for the info. I will certainly consider it. At present the course does not easily lend itself to this format because it’s more of a participatory seminar discussion based around readings than a straight lecture, which is something I seldom do any longer. A foremost reason I started this blog was to extend some of these exchanges into a broader public forum.

  5. Please consider a documentary on this subject! There are huge volumes already published on what does not make sense and probably some key trails remaining that would nail it once and for all! Dr. Tracey, perhaps in light of the fact that 4 reporters have just come forward with direct threats regarding their work from the White House, perhaps your detractors are coming from the same source! http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/28/Woodward-Emails-Back-Claim-of-White-House-Intimidation

  6. Adnan Zuberi makes a good point in his Open Letter to FAU highlighting the future marketability of the story of how Professor James Tracy’s public conversation scrutinizing “Corporate Media’s” flawed presentation of the Sandy Hook extravaganza is being censored through the Media’s group bullying against his expression of free speech. I hope that Adnan will make a documentary exposing ALL of the Hoaxes. Sandy Hook was my awakening to the Media Hoax phenomenon. There were too many flaws that made me research to find my own answers. Then I began to research past events and found that many of these public mass killings and outrageous crimes SEEM TO BE *manufactured* with the apparent intent to influence US citizens to cry out for more government taxes to fund more government interventions to keep us safe from all these crimes.

    I hope Adnan Zuberi will quickly do a documentary about ALL the staged killings across the USA. These people are trying to rip the fabric of our civilization. They are trying to influence the weak-minded amongst us – the alienated, the low-status, the poor to use violence because everybody else appears to be “doing it.” After Sandy Hook media flaws woke me up, I researched some of the other recent past “crimes” and found the unauthentic ones seem to have common themes running through their narratives. I watched a YouTube video of James Holmes giving a science camp presentation as a young teen and in his ending credits he thanked the Helmstetter Family. I searched through the images that came up when this name was Googled and in this blog helmstetters.blogspot.com/ there were pictures of some of the people who are also witnesses in the media self-describing their heroic attempts to revive the dead at James Holmes’ murder scene. That’s a big coincidence that people with the same last name as those who were sponsoring his science camp were also in the theater, victims who received huge amounts of compensation from the nonprofit donations, and they were acting like they didn’t previously know him. Then I heard there was a shooting in the Hawaii, where I had previously lived. I met and married my husband there and coincidentally, the pastor who performed our wedding ceremony is named Mike Stengal – the father of the accused (convicted?) sniper. So, my husband called him and he says his son is unrepentant and still claims to be innocent. It was well known in Mike’s congregation that his dad works for a US Federal government entity. (when I mention this, my posts disappear so I’m testing to see if it happens again)

    Mike is the pastor of NorthShore Calvary Chapel. Coincidentally, there was another suspicious shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico involving an assistant “pastor” on Albuquerque Calvary Chapel’s staff where a boy shot his family including very young infants and casually supposedly hunted down a Calvary Chapel security guard to confess. The Hoax narratives often have the murderous perpetrators performing gruesome crimes then having their conscience kick in so they turn themselves in and confess – just like in the movies.

    I hope that Adnan will do a documentary that shows all the suspicious shooting 2009 through 2013 crimes and research if the dead victims really ever existed, if the “injured” victims really have wounds. For instance, in the Hawaii Highway Sniper Hoax, I researched the man who supposedly got shot in the leg, who was a state transportation employee, just as most victims are government employees!!! I think his name was something like, Samson Nauputo, who supposedly got shot in the leg and there on Facebook are recent pictures of Samson in shorts standing strongly on both legs, taking expensive trips abroad, looking like he recently won the lottery.

    Adnan, this media circus is your oyster, make us a Serial Crime Hoax Documentary. My personal theory is that Obama is using the Federal Witness Protection Program to manufacture these public hoaxes and that is why the state and city cops have to cooperate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Federal_Witness_Protection_Program

  7. Mr Zuberi, it’s very much to my liking that you exist. A breath of fresh air to a stale infirmed debate and its reflection that we all concede has to be fought against. Such as waste of talent though. I can imagine all this energy bringing us higher and forward as in a renaissance but as Mr Tracy has shown, that is a long ways from here.
    We are so manipulated by very dark hearts. I’ll drink a beer to you this evening.

  8. Academic freedom certainly sounds good but in reality we only free when Anderson Cooper says we are free. How pitiful our race of zombies and we don’t even know it. Literally programmed from birth to not think critically. Mr. Tracy saved himself by not going to the AC turkey shoot. How sad it is that mass media chews up dissenters and spits them out in a giant fear factory of lies with multi faceted psychological tactics to keep us shopping and consuming and ignoring the loss of civil liberties and the taxation without representation happening all around us but it all gets flushed down the memory hole and we wind up digging our own graves and begging for our lives.

  9. I would hope FAU doesn’t “cave in” to mindless and emotive narrative championed by the CT authorities, and News Actors like Anderson Cooper. Cooper isn’t even a trained journalist and it sadly shows. I challenge CNN ( really more like GNN – Government Nonsense Network) to put aside a primetime hour to let Dr. Tracy express his views on the Sandy Hook Enigma without any interruption followed by non emotional and intelligent questions from an unbiased audience. CNN/GNN are you game? Now that would be investigative and thought provoking television. I would actually turn on the TV (which rarely happens these days) and watch it. Cooper are you “man enough” to support the challenge?

    1. Cooper is trained cia, and that is what shows. He basically was assigned to do the same fake activism garbage those “get kony” people were doing before being re-assigned to his present position.

      1. I looked up his bio a while back and found the connection to the CIA. It began to make sense. William F. Buckley was also involved with the CIA. Would like to know the names of other “news actors” involved with the “Company”.

  10. Again I want to thank Dr. Tracy for his moral courage (there’s a couple of words rarely used today) and journalistic integrity (gee…a couple more and all in one sentence). It is never easy (or even safe) to ask intelligent and honest questions in pervasively decadent society that prefers to see imaginary clothes on a naked king.

  11. (From a http://www.sharklasers.com/ email account. -JT)
    Professor Ass Hole:

    I see that you are still enjoying your 15 minutes of fame with your assortment of kooks and whackos. Inconsistencies will happen when a story like this breaks and round-the-clock media outlets grasp at any rumor in order to be first with the latest “bombshell.” I’m still laughing that the crazy man Fetzer defends your lame views and you think his support is important. Pull your head out.

    1. Elvis, why are you hiding behind the fame of rock star rather than expressing yourself with a more modest anonymous name – does he bolster your arguments? Professor Tracy has done a great job exposing the many irrational threads of the MSM and government spin on Sandy Hook. Also, here as on many other sites attacking establishment positions, it appears that “government” officials or defenders needing a quick knock at the person’s site often like to say they’re Elvis. No imagination.

    2. Ah yes. Ad hominem attacks . . . The desperate ploy of thumbsuckers who have no intellectual firepower. I’d feel sorry for these sheeple and their fluoride addled spewage, but they’re dangerous obstructions to truth and wisdom. These types will breathe in their chemtrails, wait in line to get their cancer inducing vaccines and tell you how much their government cares for them. Sheeple, nothing more.

    3. An Ad hominem attacks shows a lack of intelligence. The fact that you hide behind a pseudonym reveals cowardice.

      1. I doubt that a book will be written about Sandy Hook in the near future, simply because the powers that be will not allow it. Minna, I believe that as a society we are far beyond “1984” and “Brave New World.” I know that we are very close to “Logan’s Run.”

      2. You might be right, John, but still, I am watching Amazon. The first book above starts off by quoting the Wikipedia article on Sandy Hook. That tells us how far gone investigative journalism is now. I am thankful for the work Professor Tracy is doing on this issue. Maybe he will write a real book on Sandy Hook one day.

  12. Professor Tracy,
    I’ve been guilty. like some of your other posters, of using this site as a personal soap box, whatever our intentions may have been. The fact is, despite our “information age”, we seem to remain ill-informed. We tend to distrust academia, its litany of experts and its narrow focus because at the end of the day we intuit that we’ve been “sold a bill of goods”.
    However,as the majority of folks who douse themselves in the mass media would have you drinking hemlock, we hold you up as a light. We need to ask the difficult questions, We need to find answers even if they pose more dangerous questions.
    Sincerely,
    Thomas Burns

  13. I also agree with the Canadian writer here that to silence or fire professors at this or any other university for controversial but not academically problematic subject matter would be odious to the free, rigorous and open exchange of ideas of which universities should be the principal defenders. Also leading civil rights attorneys should be defending this professor for showing courage in the face of the onslaught of negative press he has received as well as others who have challenged his free exercise of First Amendment rights and prerogatives.

  14. Thanks Rocky….its nice to see a journalist speak favorably about those the media calls, ‘conspiracy theorists.’ Maybe that term should be changed to those who can see through con artists and those who understand the strategies of conartists…

  15. I’m with Bev. At some point, being referred to as a “conspiracy theorist” will become a badge of honor.

    What we don’t have is any way to finance a true opposition to the mainstream media machine. Any honest alternative news efforts are eventually folded into the mainstream narrative; any budding initiative is suborned and led away from being effective.

    What to do in light of this?

    Don’t give up the good fight.

    Professor James Tracy doesn’t look like he intends to do so.

    The least I can do is to do the same.

    In fact, I can’t give up. This world is too important to leave in the hands of the scumbags.

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