A rabbi who once advised Hillary Clinton claims he was misled into contributing to a new book filled with essays arguing that the Paris terror attacks in January were a conspiracy.
Rabbi Michael Lerner, who had "brainstorming" sessions with Mrs Clinton at the White House while she was First Lady in 1993, wrote an article for a book titled We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.
A statement promoting the compilation says that, of the book's 22 authors, "most suspect the whole affair was a false flag operation or psy-op".
The rabbi, who founded his own synagogue in California, contributed a piece called "Mourning the Parisian Journalists Yet Noticing the Hypocrisy", in which he criticises the Western media for prioritising the attack over the "daily deaths of over 10,000 children a day from malnutrition-related diseases".
However, he told the JC he was "absolutely misled" by the book's editor, Kevin Barrett, who, he claimed, told him "they were collecting a series of responses to the Charlie Hebdo incident.
"He didn't say anything about the thesis of the book being about false flag operations, which I think is ridiculous and stupid.
"If he had said that was the nature of the book, I would have said 'Forget it, I don't want to be in that book'. But that's not what he said."
Mr Barrett told Press TV this week that 9/11 was "the most spectacular act of deception in human history".
The compilation includes pieces by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and far-right author Alain Soral...Lerner must have known that Barrett worked for the Ayatollah's news outlet. That alone should raised red flags--real, not "false," ones.