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Why Solving 9-11 is Our Most Urgent Task

The Solving 9-11 Tour Goes On

Final Event of Solving 9-11 Tour - Visalia, California

Bollyn's U.S. West Coast Tour

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Bollyn Joins "Face of Truth" Campaign

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Spread the Word

Pardon My Father, Christopher Bollyn

The Boleyns and the English Bible

Support Chris Bollyn's Journalism

About Christopher Bollyn

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Bollyn 9-11 Tour Continues in June

April 3, 2016
EXPOSING THE COLOSSAL LIE OF 9/11 - Christopher Bollyn at the World Trade Center, March 2016.
(Photo by Rudy Dent)
Bollyn Summer Tour Announcement

Many people contacted me during the winter tour asking me to come to their town, so I am planning a
summer tour to go the northern states and those places I was unable to reach last winter. If you would like
to host a "Solving 9-11" event in your town this summer, contact me by email at:

Hosting an event is really quite simple. Here are the basics on setting one up:

1. First, contact me (by email at so we can decide on a date for the

2. Check with your local library to see what kind and size of meeting rooms they have available. The use of
these rooms in public libraries is usually free and includes use of chairs, projector, sound system, and
technical support. A projector is required to show my PowerPoint slides.

3. Since it is an author presentation, ask if I can sign and sell my books.

4. Promote the event with a Facebook event page and printed flyers. Six weeks should be ample time to
publicize the event once the date and venue have been confirmed.

5. Contact local peace and 9/11 truth organizations to help spread the word.

6. Remember: Dont be intimidated Embrace controversy. Don't be surprised if the planned event raises
some controversy; embrace it. Controversy is actually a good thing because it brings attention to the 9/11
cover-up and increases public interest in the event.

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Solving 9-11 Tour Concludes in New York City

March 28, 2016

Update: "Solving 9-11 Ends the War" concludes at Ground Zero, the scene of the 9-11 crime in New York
THE FINAL STOP - Christopher Bollyn visited the World Trade Center, the scene of the 9-11 crime, in New
York City on Good Friday with Rudy Dent. The final week of the tour included 6 back-to-back events from
Binghamton, Woodstock, Boston, and Hartford, to New York City.
(Photo by Rudy Dent)
The "Solving 9-11" tour began in Florida in January and concluded in New York City on Good Friday after
crossing the nation twice.

STARTING OUT - Sunrise on Ormond Beach

(Photos by Helje Bollyn)
Proud of his wings
Taking of
A Florida Gator
Christopher Bollyn speaking in St. Augustine, America's oldest city, on January 15.
The lighthouse of St. Augustine

"From sea to shining sea." - The early dates of the 'Solving 9-11 Ends the War' tour.
Bollyn speaks to Sean Stone on Buzzsaw, March 10, 2015
The video of this interview is online at:

Christopher Bollyn, author of Solving 9-11, was on a speaking tour in the United States from January
through March. The theme of the tour was "Solving 9-11 Ends the War." The presentation was aimed at
helping people grasp the 9-11 deception and freeing themselves from fear.

The "War on Terror" is, after all, a massive fraud based on the huge hoax of 9-11, which was used to drag
the United States and other militaries into the Middle East. The deception was used to create an utterly
false Zeitgeist, as it abused the military and bled the U.S. taxpayer of trillions of dollars.

We need to turn this around! It is up to us to make the change. We need to throw the Masters of
Deception and their fraudulent "War on Terror" onto the trash-heap of history and restore a
real Zeitgeist with authentic government, accountability, development, and prosperity. We need to recover
our long-lost sense of fun and freedom and liberate ourselves and our nation from this evil deception - as
we prosecute the war criminals and terrorists who have done so much damage to the world.

Christopher Bollyn demonstrates at the Academy Awards, February 2015.

There is a Facebook page dedicated to the Solving 9-11 Tour 2016 at:

The Solving 9-11 set of books is unique in the literature about 9-11 in that these books reveal the key
players behind the terror atrocity, the criminal cover-up, and the deception that was imposed on the nation
in order to take the United States to war in the Middle East, where it has been fighting since October 2001.

For more detailed information on Christopher Bollyn's speaking tour go


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Open Mind Conference Succeeds in Holland

June 8, 2015

The Open Mind Conference was a great success in spite of all obstacles. Here, four of the five speakers
stand with Willem (center), the organizer of the Open Mind Conference NL 2015.

The venue of the Open Mind Conference NL was:

Centrum Zonnewijzer
Linnaeuslaan 2
1431 JV Aalsmeer
READY TO ROLL - Christopher Bollyn at the Centrum Zonnewijzer in Aalsmeer

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Rev. Farrakhan cites Bollyn 9-11 Research

March 6, 2015

Minister Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam is the first high-profile religious leader in the United States to
openly discuss the Israeli role in the false-flag terrorism of 9-11. In the following clip, from a recent
sermon, Rev. Farrakhan mentions my name and cites some of my 9-11 research.

Rev. Farrakhan's recognition of my research is the result of my having sent a set of books to the Nation of
Islam in 2012 and more recent discussions with people closely connected to the NOI.

It should be noted that the other person mentioned by Rev. Farrakhan, a Victor Thorn (aka Scott Makufka)
of American Free Press, basically plagiarized my research about 9-11 and then had it published by Willis
Carto in a book - after they had ousted me from the same organization. Scott Makufka, who writes under
the name Victor Thorn, actually played a key role in having me ousted from AFP, and was then brought into
the organization to take my place - and steal my thunder about the Israeli role in 9-11.

Video Link -

Source: "Farrakhan on 9-11: What You Need to Know #FalseFlag", The Final Call, YouTube, March 3, 2015

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Bollyn at The Oscars

February 23, 2015

Christopher Bollyn, the author of Solving 9-11, outside The Oscars in Hollywood on February 22, 2015.

Christopher Bollyn held a one-man manifestation for 9-11 truth outside The Oscars with a sign that read
"Solving 9-11 Ends the War." This is also the title of his current presentation, which he will be giving in five
California cities in the coming weeks.

Photos by Mike Chickey -

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Why Solving 9-11 is Our Most Urgent Task

December 11, 2014

Christopher Bollyn speaking to the Citizens' Grand Jury on 9/11

Los Angeles, October 2004

What none of us (myself included) wish to accept is that the unsolved assassination is a symptom of
something wrong today, not just in 1963, in the heart of the society in which we live. Official
investigations of the Kennedy assassination have failed, not because the case is inherently insoluble,
but because both the case and the investigations have been governed by deeper political processes,
which have not yet been discerned. These forces are still with us, and they are not benign.
- Peter Dale Scott, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK (1993)

I was recently asked why I persevere in my eforts to speak about the truth about what happened on 9-11
to the public. This is a good question that deserves a logical and sensible answer, which is what I will try to
provide here.

Most Americans would readily agree that our nation seems to have lost its way and that the political
leadership is not serving the best interests of the people or the republic.

So, whats wrong with our country? If we want to rectify the problems and restore the integrity of our
nation we need to have a very clear understanding of precisely what ails it.

One sure way to get a grasp of our political predicament is to logically analyze what the political leadership
has done and what it has failed to do about the terror atrocity of 9-11.

Since September 11, 2001, four successive administrations and fourteen Sessions of Congress have utterly
failed to conduct a proper criminal investigation of 9-11, a criminal atrocity that profoundly afected the
course of the nation. Rather than investigate the mass murder of 3,000 people on 9-11, successive U.S.
administrations have engaged in a criminal deception, using lies to take us into foreign wars while
imposing police state measures at home.
The governments egregious failure to conduct a proper criminal investigation into the events of 9-11 is
exactly like the failure by the newly-installed president, Lyndon B. Johnson, to investigate the assassination
of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. In both cases, rather than conducting proper criminal investigations,
the government appointed commissions that produced seriously flawed reports that were simply meant to
support the official, but false, version of events.

So, lets look at this logically. A government that willfully covers up the truth about an atrocity like 9-11 is
clearly not serving the people or the republic. By failing to investigate the crime, the government (and the
controlled media that supports it) is actually protecting the culprits of 9-11, which means that our
government and media are serving the very people who carried out the false-flag terrorism that hijacked
our nation.

As Peter Dale Scott described the people who obstructed the investigation of the assassination of President
Kennedy: These forces are still with us, and they are not benign.

Scott is absolutely right about the nature of these deeper political forces. The people who are behind the
9-11 cover-up and deception are certainly not benign. They are rather like a malignant cancer that has
afflicted our American political system. Because America is a leading nation, its seriously diseased state
afects the welfare of the whole world.

This is the simple logic that explains why solving 9-11 and exposing those behind the crime and the cover-
up is absolutely essential to our personal and national well-being. It is, in fact, our most urgent task
because it is the only way we can save our republic - and our sanity.

The Solving 9-11 books reveal the true culprits behind the false-flag terrorism of 9-11, knowledge
which empowers us by freeing us from their evil deception. Understanding the nature of the deception is
the real cure for pessimism and negativism because it enables us to grasp the essence of the problem we
face as a nation.

This is why I persevere in my eforts to spread the truth about what happened on 9-11. Your support is
essential in this important endeavor - and greatly appreciated.

To donate by PayPal, send donation to:
or click on

Bollyn speaking about 9-11 in Seattle

September 2014

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The Solving 9-11 Tour Goes On
March 23, 2015

Bollyn's one-man protest at the Oscars in Hollywood, February 22, 2015.

Photo: Mike Chickey

The Solving 9-11 Ends the War tour was a great success. In February, I spoke at fourteen events from Austin
and Seguin, deep in the heart of Texas, to Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City, and central Iowa. The last leg of the
tour was in central California, from Oakland and the Monterey Bay up to Santa Rosa with the final stop in
Visalia in the shadow of the giant Sequoias.
Walking among giants.
Photo: Mike Chickey

I met new people every place I went, starting with the person who arranged the venue and organized the event.
Videos were made of every event and these have already been viewed by tens of thousands of people. The 58-
minute video of the event in Santa Rosa, for example, has more than one thousand new viewers per day.

Video Link -

Besides giving presentations, I also made important new connections. One supporter, for example, arranged an
interview just before Christmas with a high-level person with the Nation of Islam. I was, therefore, very
pleased to see Rev. Louis Farrakhan mention my name and research in a lecture he gave on March 1 in
Chicago. Farrakhan is the first high-profile religious leader to address the evidence of Israeli involvement in the
false-flag terror attacks of 9-11.

Video Link -

On February 22, I held a one-man protest for 9-11 truth at the Oscars in Hollywood with signs that read 9-11
Truth Ends the War and Solving 9-11 Ends the War in front of the VIP limousines waiting to pass through
the security check outside the theatre. The Hollywood moguls may want to ignore 9-11 truth but they will not
be able to do so for much longer; the truth is coming out all over.
You can run but you can't hide - the truth of 9-11 is out of the bag.
Photo: Mike Chickey

On the final day of the tour, March 10, I did a studio interview in Beverly Hills with Sean Stone, the son of
Oliver Stone, for his Buzzsaw program. Sean Stones interview and Farrakhans speech have opened the door
to 9-11 truth for whole new segments of the public. All in all, the success of my winter tour greatly exceeded
my expectations, with many thanks to my friends and supporters of 9-11 truth.

Video Link -

This spring, my 9-11 truth tour continues in Europe. In April, I will be speaking at three events in Holland.
Then, on June 6-7, I will be speaking at the Open Mind Conference in Amsterdam, along with Ken OKeefe and

Open Mind Conference website:

on FaceBook at:

My American tour lasted three months and stretched my budget beyond its limit. It was only thanks to a couple
generous donors and the hospitality of friends that I was able to carry on. Perseverance is required if we are to
win the crucial battle for 9-11 truth. I do what I can, but I can only do it with your help. Please support my
efforts by making a donation by PayPal to or by sending a personal check or money
order to:

Christopher Bollyn
Box 58
561 21 Huskvarna

With many thanks and all the best wishes,

Christopher Bollyn
Bollyn being interviewed by Sean Stone on March 10, 2015.

Sources: Photos by Mike Chickey,

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Final Event of Solving 9-11 Tour - Visalia, California

March 5, 2015

Christopher Bollyn in Visalia, Calif. (Photo by Mike Chickey)

Final Event of the Winter Tour:
Saturday, March 7
6 - 8 p.m.
The White House
1217 S. Fairway Street
Christopher Bollyn, the author of Solving 9-11: The Deception that Changed the World and Solving 9-11:
The Original Articles, will be speaking in cities across the United States in February on the "Solving 9-11
Ends the War" tour.
Graphic courtesy of Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance


Austin, Texas
Tuesday, February 3
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Brave New Books
1904 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas 78705

Seguin, Texas
Saturday, February 7
3:00 5:00 p.m.
The Silver Eagle Taphouse
9301 Farm to Market Road 725
McQueeney, Texas 78123

Dallas, Texas
Thursday, February 12
7:00 9:00 p.m.
Barbec's Restaurant
8949 Garland Road
Dallas, Texas 75218

St. Louis, Missouri

Sunday, February 15
2 6 p.m.
Regional Arts Commission, Room B
6128 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

Kansas City, Missouri

Monday, February 16
6:30 - 9 p.m.
American Legion Hall
11 Main St
Parkville, Missouri

Adel, Iowa
Tuesday, February 17
7 9 p.m.
Adel Public Library with 9-11 Truth of Central Iowa
303 S. 10th Street
Adel, Iowa 50003

Kansas City, Missouri - Note New Venue

Wednesday, February 18
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Industry Bar at Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Kansas City, Missouri - Note Change of Date

Thursday, February 19
6 - 8 p.m.
iPhotower Vietnamese-French Bistro
3623 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111

Oakland, California
Tuesday, February 24
7 9 p.m.
Humanist Hall with Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Monterey, California
Friday, February 27
7 - 9 p.m.
Monterey Peace & Justice Center - with Women's International League for Peace and Freedom &
Green Party
1364 Fremont Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955

Santa Cruz, California

Saturday, February 28
6 - 9 p.m.
Resource Center For Nonviolence
612 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Santa Rosa, California

Sunday, March 1
7:00 9:00 p.m.
Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
467 Sebastopol Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Sonoma, California - CANCELLED

(I was scheduled to give a guest lecture in Dr. Peter Phillips' course, Sociology of Conspiracies, Dr.
Phillips, one of the founders of Project Censored, but he suddenly cancelled the event without
explaining why.)
Monday, March 2
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Visalia, California
Saturday, March 7
6 - 8 p.m.
The White House
1217 S. Fairway Street
Visalia, California

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Bollyn's U.S. West Coast Tour

October 28, 2014

My recently concluded tour of the West Coast of the United States and western Canada was a great
success. I started out on the trip with just one invitation to speak before a group called San Diegans for
9/11 Truth, and permission to have a book table at the 9/11 Truth Film Festival in Oakland.

During the 6-week tour, however, I wound up speaking to audiences in San Diego, San Dimas, and Davis,
California, before moving on to Portland, Seattle, Jasper (Alberta), Calgary, Denver, and Bountiful, Utah.

I also met many important people in the 9/11 truth movement and activists for Middle East peace and
justice, such as Alison Weir of and Gideon Atzmon. I was very fortunate to meet Jef
Gates, the author of Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit took America to War, and Greg
Felton, author of The Host and The Parasite: How Israel's Fifth Column Consumed America. I was also very
happy to meet Barbara Honegger in Portland.

I am very grateful to the many kind and generous people who helped me on this tour. A big thanks to
those who helped me raise the funds to make the trip in the first place, and to those who helped me along
the way. I am looking forward to doing another speaking tour in America this winter, probably in

If you would like me to speak at a Solving 9-11 truth event in your town, please contact me
through Feedback on

My first speaking event of the tour was for San Diegans for 9/11 Truth. The video of this speech and the
Q&A session that followed can be viewed on their website at:
or directly on YouTube at:
(Part I)
(Part II)
(Part III)
(All photos by Mike Chickey)
9/11 TRUTH ENDS THE WAR - This sign says it all. San Diegans for 9/11 Truth have a monthly outreach in
downtown San Diego near theUSS Midway.

The outreach provides the public with facts and information about the deception behind the false-flag
terrorism of 9/11.
The Solving 9-11 books are available during the outreach.

The author poses with some of the San Diegans for 9/11 Truth during their monthly outreach on Sunday,
October 19.
FLAG OF HONOR - Christopher Bollyn and his son look at the names of the thousands of Americans killed
on 9/11.

Source: All photos by Mike Chickey!

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Photos of Solving 9-11 Event in San Diego

September 17, 2014

Photos by Mike Chickey

Bollyn's most recent event was sponsored by San Diegans for 9/11 Truth and took place on Sunday,
September 14 at the Joyce Beers Community Center in San Diego.
Bollyn spoke to the group of about 150 people for about 30 minutes and then opened the floor to
questions, which is a very important part of such an event. San Diegans for 9-11 Truth is a well organized
group with a high level of awareness of the deception of 9-11.

Christopher Bollyn poses with a sign showing solidarity with the people of Gaza. The recent Israeli
aggression against Gaza has opened the eyes of millions to the cruel criminality of the Israeli regime.
Bollyn holds a copy of Jef Gates book Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit took America to
War, which dovetails very well with Bollyn's analysis presented in Solving 9-11: The Deception that
Changed the World.

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL - The Joyce Beers center during the Solving 9-11 event
by Christopher Bollyn.

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Bollyn Joins "Face of Truth" Campaign

September 10, 2014

"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of
organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the
Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

Christopher Bollyn has joined the "I am the Face of Truth" campaign in which people put their faces behind
their demand for 9-11 truth. Bollyn's profile page with comments from others is at:

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Bollyn's Solving 9-11 on Facebook

August 19, 2014

In April, we created a Facebook site for the Solving 9-11 books. The page has 441 likes, which means
these people are notified as soon as a new article is posted. If you would like to join this group, visit my
Facebook page at - and click to like it.
The official Facebook page for the Solving 9-11 books is at:

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Spread the Word

February 1, 2013

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 Hofman 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. Bollyns 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 entitledSolving 9-11: The
Deception that Changed the World.

His daughter has started a petition to the Obama White House to pardon her father. Her petition needs
25,000 signatures by February 9, 2013, to get a presidential response. In order to get that many
signatures her petition needs to reach as many people as possible who are inclined to sign the petition.
Please help spread this message by email or any other network you know of.

Your signature makes a diference. One does not need to be a U.S. citizen to sign the petition. Please sign
her petition at:

The following is the text of her petition:

We petition the Obama Administration to:

Pardon My Father, Christopher Bollyn

I witnessed my father being brutally attacked by undercover police at my home on 8/15/06. He had called
911 to report a suspicious vehicle with three men wearing body armor prowling near our house. These men
then showed up and my mother and I faced them on our driveway. My dad ran out asking who they were.
The men wore no uniforms and refused to identify themselves. When my dad turned to get my uncle, the
men tackled him and pinned him to the ground. One knelt on his head while the other handcufed and
TASERed him. Suddenly many police cars appeared and he was taken away. He was falsely charged with
assault and resisting arrest. He pled innocent in court. The police videos were destroyed and he was found
guilty. We have now lived 5 years in exile. I want to go home. Please pardon my dad.

Created: Jan 10, 2013

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Pardon My Father, Christopher Bollyn

February 9, 2013

Update: The petition has expired - While Catherine's petition received more than 1,285 signers
from people all across America and around the world, it failed to get the 25,000 needed to get a White
House response. We would have needed to get about 1,000 signatures per day on average to have
reached that number.

Catherine's petition succeeded in increasing public awareness of what happened to our family when a
squad of undercover police attacked me at our home. This, and much worse, is what happens to journalists
that dare to expose the truth in the United States today.

Many thanks to the hundreds of Americans who signed the petition and to my supporters from all over the
world, especially Norway and France.

A French website, joined the cause on February 3 and helped spread the
word to readers in France:

The French appeal can be read at:

Catherine Bollyn started her petition on January 10 to ask for a presidential pardon for her father. Her
petition needed to have a total of 25,000 signatures, by February 9, in order to get a presidential
response. Shortly after submitting her petition the White House moved the goalposts for new petitions to

We received quite a bit of positive feedback, such as the following note:

Dear Christopher,
It is indeed a great pleasure to sign your daughter's petition to the White House to pardon you for
being a Great American... Your daughter is indeed a courageous and loving person... I will ofer up
my prayers for success.
Sincerely and with highest regards,

Note: We are also contacting the office the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn (D), to prepare a formal request
for a pardon. Illinois residents can send messages to the governor at:
AFTER THE POLICE ASSAULT - The Bollyn family at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago on August 21, 2006,
while looking for a lawyer. Catherine is in front of her mother. We found that it is not easy to find a good
lawyer for cases where the police are involved in a criminal conspiracy against a citizen.

The text of Catherine's petition read:

We petition the Obama Administration to:

Pardon My Father, Christopher Bollyn

I witnessed my father being brutally attacked by undercover police at my home on 8/15/06. He had
called 911 to report a suspicious vehicle with three men wearing body armor prowling near our
house. These men then showed up and my mother and I faced them on our driveway. My dad ran out
asking who they were. The men wore no uniforms and refused to identify themselves. When my dad
turned to get my uncle, the men tackled him and pinned him to the ground. One knelt on his head
while the other handcufed and TASERed him. Suddenly many police cars appeared and he was taken
away. He was falsely charged with assault and resisting arrest. He pled innocent in court. The police
videos were destroyed and he was found guilty. We have now lived 5 years in exile. I want to go
home. Please pardon my dad.

Created: Jan 10, 2013

Catherine, age 8, witnessed the entire police assault on her father.

OH, HAPPY DAYS - The Bollyn kids in front of their house before the attack. The police assault occurred on
the lawn in front of the flowers near the front door. It is important to note that the police invasion and
assault in response to the 911 call occurred entirely on the private property of the Bollyn family.

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The Boleyns and the English Bible

February 3, 2011

Wherefore I do beseech you all, for the love of our Lord God, that you do at all seasons hold by the
truth, and speak it, and embrace it.
- George Boleyns last words, 17 May 1536
The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized English Bible. King Henry VIII commanded that a Bible be
put in every parish in the kingdom.

Today, the Bible is the most popular book in the English language. When we read the Holy Scripture or hear
it read in church we treat it with reverence, but it has not always been that way. In the 1520s, hundreds of
Bibles, the first copies printed in English, were burned by the Roman Catholic Bishop of London.
The first complete edition of the English New Testament by Tyndale was published in Worms in 1526. It
was illegal to own and those who had copies faced execution. The Bibles were confiscated and burned by
Roman authorities. The whole printing was bought up by the church and burned in St. Paul's by Bishop
Cuthbert Tunstall.

William Tyndale, the Father of the English Bible, was strangled and burned at the stake.
In 1536, William Tyndale, the Roman Catholic priest who translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew, was
strangled and burned at the stake near Brussels. Branded a heretic and hounded by agents of Rome,
Tyndale lived and worked on the English Bible in exile in Antwerp, Marburg, and Worms for the last 12
years of his life. His New Testament, translated directly from Greek, was first published in Worms in 1526.

Tyndale was strangled and burned at the stake in 1536 in Brussels. "Lord, open the King of England's eyes"
were Tyndale's last words.

"While William Tyndale was praying in his dying moments that God would open the eyes of the King of
England, God had already answered the prayer in his own way: he had used a woman to influence the King
and the nation with the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ. That woman was Anne Boleyn," wrote
Kath Dredge in Anne Boleyn: One Short Life that Changed the English-speaking World by Colin Hamer.

The four-hundred year old King James Bible that we use today is essentially the Tyndale translation, which
is the basis for about 85 percent of the King James Version of 1611. The Tyndale Bible allowed the people
to read the Scriptures in English for the first time. The first book of Holy Scripture printed in England was a
copy of Tyndales New Testament, printed on vellum and presented to Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England,
in 1536. Anne already had a personal copy from the Antwerp printing in 1534, which she openly displayed
- although it was a banned book.
"The Newe Testament, dylygently corrected and compared with the Greke by Willyan Tindale. Antwerp,
1534." Anne Boleyn's personal copy of Tyndale's New Testament, with her coat of arms at the bottom.

The Boleyn family had been instrumental in bringing the Scripture to the people in the English
language. Promoting the vernacular Bible was clearly a Boleyn family enterprise, Eric Ives writes in The
Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. To understand how revolutionary the English Bible was in the 1530s we
need to consider that for seven centuries after the conversion of England to Christianity (in the Third
Century), the common man had no access to the text of the Scriptures. It was not until 1538, when Henry
VIII commanded the clergy to install the Great Bible in a convenient place in every parish church that the
common people were able to read the Bible in English.

The Gospel of John translated by William Tyndale

In Catholic England the Scriptures were in Latin, often read by priests who understood very little of the
text. The Church of Rome wielded immense political power and owned one-third of the land in the
kingdom. Keeping the Holy Scriptures out of the hands of the people was essential for the Church to
maintain its power over the people and their king. Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was
dedicated to liberating England from the clutches of the Church of Rome, a mission for which she paid the
ultimate price.

In "George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation," Claire Ridgway points out that the Boleyns were
"reformist Catholics":

Until Henry VIII broke with the Church of Rome, England was a devoutly Roman Catholic country. Henry
himself was fervently Catholic and, until his desire for a divorce led him to a break with Rome, he actively
persecuted religious reformists. This led to the Pope giving him the title, Defender of the Faith, a title he
was immensely proud of. Despite Henrys active persecution of those who failed to conform to the
orthodox Catholic faith, Thomas Boleyn favoured reform of the church, as did his youngest two children. It
was their religious idealism which bred in zealous Catholics a hatred of them which continued long after
their deaths, and which spawned many of the rumours, innuendos and slanders against them that persist
to this day.

Reform amounted to a desire to rid the church of increasing greed and corruption, for the rites of the faith
to be reformed, and for the word of God to be accessible to the masses. George and Anne Boleyn were not
only devotees of this idealism; in time they came to embody it...They sought reform of the Catholic
religion, not a complete departure from it, and both of them died as Catholics. They obviously supported a
break with Rome because that was essential in order for Anne to become Queen, but their passion for
reform did not mean that they altered their basic religious beliefs, and for them, the break also meant that
the reforms which they envisioned could be brought to fruition. They died as reformist Catholics, not as

Anne and her brother George were beheaded in May 1536. George Boleyn, a close advisor of King Henry
VIII, said these last words before he was killed:

Truly so that the Word should be among the people of the realm I took upon myself great labour to urge
the king to permit the printing of the Scriptures to go unimpeded among the commons of the realm in their
own language. And truly to God I was one of those who did most to procure the matter to place the Word
of God among the people because of the love and afection which I bear for the Gospel and the truth of
Christs words.
- George Boleyns scafold speech, 17 May 1536
Anne Boleyn in the Tower by Edouard Gibot (1835)
"True religion in England had its commencement and its end with your mother."
- Alexander Ales to Elizabeth I from 'A brief treatise or cronikelle of the most vertuous Ladye Anne
Bulleyne, late Queen of England' by William Latimer.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

Hamer, Colin, Anne Boleyn: One Short Life that Changed the English-speaking World, Day One Publications,
Leominster, U.K., 2007

Biblical Literature, The New Encyclopaedia Britannica, University of Chicago, 1974

Chambers Biographical Dictionary, edited by Una McGovern, Edinburgh, Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd.,

Denny, Joanna, Anne Boleyn: A New Life of Englands Tragic Queen, Da Capo Press 2007

Ives, Eric, The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, Blackwell Publishing 2005

Ridgway, Claire, "George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation",, 16 April 2010
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Christopher Bollyn was born in Chicago and grew up during the 1960's in suburban Schaumburg, Illinois.
He was raised in an educated middle class family. He delivered newspapers before school and became an
Eagle Scout at age 15. He served as an altar boy in the Episcopalian Church and earned the God and
Country award.

His father, Albert, grew up in Chicago's Austin neighborhood and graduated with a degree in journalism
from University of Illinois after serving the Army Corps of Engineers in Germany. Christopher's father was
his first proofreader and editor. Albert Bollyn owned an interior decoration business and enjoyed acting in
the theatre guild.

The Bollyn family is related to Sir Thomas Boleyn, the father of Queen Anne Boleyn, the second wife of
Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Crest of Anne Boleyn, Queen of England

His mother, Charlotte, grew up in southwestern North Dakota, the daughter of Scandinavian and Swiss
homesteaders. Charlotte was an educator and interior designer who held advanced degrees from
Columbia University. When she studied in New York, Charlotte worked as governess for the Farish family
and took care of the young William S. Farish III, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and
friend of the Bush family.

Christopher's parents both served in World War II.

After graduating from high school, Christopher traveled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. For
several winters he lived and studied in Oslo, Norway. In spring he would cycle across Europe and the Near
East. In Norway, he lived with an erudite Swedish countess and studied Middle Eastern history and Semitic
languages at the University of Oslo.

Chris in Oslo, Norway

Christopher returned to the United States in the late 1970s and began studies at the University of
California at Davis. He has a degree in history from U.C. Santa Cruz. His emphasis was on
Palestine/Israel. His last year of university was spent in Norway, Greece, and the newly liberated Baltic
States where he researched the psychological efects of the Soviet occupation on the native population.

Christopher and Helje at Chicago's Old Watertower

Christopher met his wife, Helje, in Oslo. Helje is a Swedish citizen who was born and educated in Estonia.
She has a degree in English Language and Literature from Tallinn University. They were married in
the Chapel of Kalmar Castle, Sweden. After the birth of their second child, Christopher and Helje wrote a
book ABC Zoo and dedicated it to the children who love to read.

"The primary necessity to the very existence of a family is peace."

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Helje & Christopher during their wedding in Kalmar Castle
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