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Fifteen Years Ago the 9/11 Truth Movement Started. Why is it Still Running Strong?

Saturday, September 10, 2016 6:25
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Why the ’9/11 Truth’ movement endures 15 years later

By Matt Kwong, CBC News Posted: Sep 10, 2016 7:31 AM ET Last Updated: Sep 10, 2016 7:31 AM ET

Robert McIlvaine, far left, shown in a 1997 photo with his family, including his son Bobby, far right, who died in the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. McIlvaine has become a vocal 9/11 truth activist, rejecting the mainstream version of events about the attacks. (Courtesy Robert McIlvaine)

Matt Kwong

Matt Kwong is a Washington-based correspondent for CBC News. He previously reported for CBC News as an online journalist in New York and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @matt_kwong.

Robert McIlvaine knows better than to talk, unsolicited, about the research he pores over at home in Oreland, Pa.

His 26-year-old son, Bobby, died in the north tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. But as heart-wrenching a subject as that is, it’s the circumstances around the attacks — specifically, McIlvaine’s beliefs about precisely how the world-altering event unfolded — that he’s cautious to discuss.

His family supports his views, albeit quietly.

“My wife doesn’t take me out; doesn’t go with me anymore because she’s afraid I’ll bring it up with friends,” he says.

Bobby McIlvaine was a 26-year-old employee with Merrill Lynch when he died on 9/11 in the World Trade Center. (YouTube screenshot)

“Once in a while, someone will say, ‘I hear you’ve got some opinions on 9/11.’ And I say, ‘You better believe I have opinions.’ But, you know, it’s tough to talk about.”


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