Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, holds advanced degrees in English, French and African Literature, and is the author of three books including Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters (2009) which deconstructs the “war on terror” through Socratic questioning. Dr. Barrett was also the lead editor, along with John Cobb and Sandra Lubarsky, of 9/11 and American Empire v.2: Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out. He has taught the French and Arabic languages, African literature, English, humanities, religious studies, and folklore at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
Richard Gage, a San Francisco Bay area architect, founded Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth in 2006. Gage, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects, has worked as an architect for 20 years and was involved in the construction of numerous fireproof steel-frame buildings.
Christopher Bollyn is an American journalist who has investigated the events of 9-11. He helped Professor Steven E. Jones in the spring and summer of 2006, when Jones found solid evidence of Thermite in the dust of the Twin Towers. The discovery and discussion of Thermite in the demolition of the World Trade Center led to serious trouble for both Jones and Bollyn. Christopher Bollyn and Professor Jones look at 9-11 data at BYU in the spring of 2006.
Dr. Jones and Bollyn were both attacked in August-September 2006. The evidence indicates that they were attacked because of their research into the use of Thermite in the destruction of the World Trade Center. In August 2006, Bollyn was attacked at his home in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, by a heavily-armed three-man team of undercover police that had been prowling around his house for several days in a row. The result of the police assault on Bollyn was that he was falsely charged with assault and resisting arrest; both misdemeanor charges. He pled innocent and went through a four-day trial in which the police openly lied and presented false evidence. Bollyn’s evidence, on the other hand, was not allowed to be presented and his expert witness was not allowed to testify.
After the seriously flawed trial, Bollyn was found guilty of both charges and faced sentencing from the same judge who had overseen the trial. Rather than submitting themselves to injustice the Bollyn family left their home near Chicago and moved to Europe in June 2007. He then wrote a set of books based on his 9-11 research entitled Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World.