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9/11 survivor visits Scotland

9/11 hero William Rodriguez addressed a well-attended meeting at Glasgow University's Sir Charles Wilson Building on the evening of Saturday 10 February. He is calling for an international inquiry into the events surrounding 9/11.

The meeting was hosted by Glasgow University Muslim Students Association. It followed the Stop the War Conference, which had drawn nearly 500 people to the same building to hear a galaxy of well-known figures speaking throughout the day about the disasatrous Bush-Blair "War on Terror." William Rodriguez was also scheduled to speak at meetings in Edinburgh and Dundee.

William Rodriguez was working as janitor in the basement of the North Tower at the World Trade Centre on September 11th when a huge bomb rocked the third sub-basement and a badly burned man came running into his office shouting 'Explosion!, explosion!' His courageous actions saved the lives of literally hundreds of office workers before he himself got out in the nick of time, flinging himself under a fire-truck which was buried in debris.

Despite being groomed by the Republican party as a possible political candidate, Rodriguez instead become involved with the 9/11 truth movement - a collective of campaigners who believe the real events of 9/11 have been hidden from them. Many are convinced the worst terrorist atrocity ever committed on American soil was in fact an inside job, used to justify aggressive US foreign policy in the oil-rich Middle East.

William Rodriquez says that the 9/11 Commission in the United States was a cover up. He is calling for an international inquiry to be held. He says that the consequences of 9/11 have been felt all over the world, so it is only right that the inquiry should be an international one.

True Lies -article in The Big Issue in Scotland