Before he was even sworn in, the FDNY's newest muslim chaplain resigned yesterday amid concerns over a statement he made to Newsday reporter. When asked for his thoughts on 9/11 Imam Intikab Habib, 30, remarked that he doubted that hijackers could have brought about that kind of destruction that quickly and implied a larger conspiracy. Habib, who was born in Guyana, trained in Saudi Arabia and until recently taught in Queens, was due to be sworn in yesterday. However once the comments he made to Newsday were verified by the FDNY he was asked to resign or be fired.

Photograph of Habib by Charles Eckert for Newsday