DNC Delegates for ‘Truth’

Conventioneer also member of a 9/11-focused PAC

• September 6, 2012 8:37 pm


Among those watching President Obama’s nomination speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention will be a Missouri-based Democratic delegate who is a "member of [a] 9/11 truth supporting political action committee" that considers itself "anti-Zionist."

Ruby al-Sous is a Muslim DNC delegate from Missouri who bills herself as a member of the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC), a group that supports "anti-Zionist" Muslim candidates, believes "the ‘war on terror’ is a hoax" and states that "the official story of 9/11 is not true," according to its platform.

AMPAC was created by al-Sous’ confidante, MD Rabbi Alam, a 9/11 Truther and Democratic Party caucus chairman who has speculated about Jewish involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Alam came to national prominence in July after he told the Free Beacon that "not a single Jew" was killed during the 9/11 attacks. Though he later apologized for those comments, AMPAC continues to traffic in conspiracy theories regarding 9/11.

AMPAC member and Democratic delegate Al-Sous recently reported live from the scene of the DNC festivities in Charlotte, N.C., for Kevin Barrett, a radio host and 9/11 truther who also is active in AMPAC.

Barrett, the conspiracy-minded host of No Lies Radio, has been cited by the Anti-Defamation League as one of the most prominent purveyors of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories regarding 9/11.

Alam is also in Charlotte to attend the DNC, according to a series of web videos he posted on the Internet.

Al-Sous has also participated in AMPAC’s weekly conference calls, where Barrett and Alam discuss Muslim political engagement, according to an email sent by Alam to his supporters and posted on the website of "Muslims for 9/11 Truth.

AMPAC has come under scrutiny for stating in a question-and-answer section on its website that it would support any candidate would be "pro-peace, anti-Zionist, and opposed to usury." (The term "anti-Zionist" was removed from the group’s website following a Free Beacon exposé last month.)

AMPAC also has condemned Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for supporting Zionism.

"In the Republican Party, Mitt Romney is a strong supporter of Zionism and the ‘war on terror’ while [Texas Republican] Ron Paul is not, so we would be inclined to support Paul over Romney," the group stated on its website. "We believe Muslims should support Ron Paul and other like-minded Republicans."

Al-sous is part of a large contingent of Arab and Muslim delegate, many of whom appeared to express opposition when Democratic leaders reinserted pro-Israel language into the party’s platform.