French professor sacked over 9/11 conspiracy theory
The Sun Online (UK)
February 28, 2009
An academic in France has been sacked by the Ministry of Defense after questioning the official version of events surrounding the 9/11 attacks. He now reportedly plans to sue the government.
Aymeric Chauprade lost his job allegedly over the introduction to his latest book about political crises around the world, and more specifically, that the 9/11 attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. were an orchestrated “American-Israeli conspiracy”. The Defense Minister had strong objections to the material, so Aymeric had to go.
Jean Dominique Merchet, a French journalist, was the first to report on the sacking.
“The Ministry of Defense has reacted too brutally. They have transformed Chauprade into a victim, and not an intellectual opponent — even if what he defends is not good,” Merchet said.
Chauprade explained his firing by the Ministry of Defense as the result of him speaking about a subject that was considered off limits.
Defense Minister Herve Morin was reportedly outraged by the suggestions and demanded the academic’s sacking from his job at the French Military College in Paris, where Chauprade was teaching geopolitics.
The Ministry has refused to comment on the affair.
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