Dr. Nawwal Nur and her son Hazem Saleh Abu Isma’il, who preach Islam in the US, were interviewed about 9/11 by Saudi Iqra TV on July 15. The host asked if the attacks had harmed Americans’ image of Islam.
Nur explained, “Not at all. It has not even been proven that Muslims committed it. There hasn’t even been an investigation They are confused about what happened That is why more people converted to Islam.”
Her son added: “I am one of those who believe these events were fabricated from the outset as part of the global groundwork for the distortion of Islam’s image Even before these events took place there was preparation for them .”
On the third anniversary of 9/11, Arab and Iranian TV have been commemorating the attacks by airing such shows.
Aside from the occasional denunciation of the attacks, the murder of 3,000 Americans is often observed in the region’s government-controlled TV with statements made by leading professors, religious leaders, government officials, and even Muslim-Americans that are often conspiracy theories stating that Arabs and Muslims were not involved and that the US government or Jews are the true culprits.
Many reasons are given as to why the US government would attack its own country.
Syrian researcher Tayyeb Tizini, interviewed on Iran’s al-Alam TV on August 16, claimed that an intifada against globalization had broken out, and that in order to thwart it America attacked itself on 9/11:
“According to American and European documents, including the investigation of President Bush and his aides about 9/11, I’d like to say that 9/11 was an American action. These Americans began to understand that the new order must be marketed by a great event that would create new dangers for the world. 9/11 was for this purpose .”
Former dean of humanities at Egypt’s ‘Ein Shams University, Mustafa Shak’a was interviewed by Iqra TV on June 16, where he attributed the 9/11 attacks to the US and the Jews:
“To this day, we don’t know who attacked the US on September 11. Why is the attack attributed to [Osama] bin Laden although it has not been proven that he was involved in the operation? It is way above his capabilities.
“Those who created him have made him a legend. The operation was 100% American, and this is not the place to elaborate, but what proves the operation was a Jewish one is that five Jews climbed up a high building and filmed the first attack of the first plane .”
At the Al-Shahid Mosque in Khartoum, Sudan on August 27, the imam ‘Abd al-Jalil al-Nazir al-Karouri, discussed 9/11 during a Friday sermon that appeared on Sudan state TV:
” Let’s say in brief, that whether the events and the destruction of the two famous buildings in the US were carried out by Israel’s enemies, as the US claims, or by Israeli agents, as we claim, the outcome is the same: The Jews are the cause. These Jews hasten America’s death.
“The US must beware. We offer this advice via the TV channels so they won’t wake up when it is too late.”
When he sent this, Hugh asked me:
Should not those who attempt to suggest that the attack on America was by American plotters, or American allies such as Israel, be subject to some kind of punishment? In other words, should it not be made the subject of legislation, so that, just as in Germany “Holocaust denial” is punished, this kind of thing becomes a punishable offense, perhaps leading to stripping of citizenship and subsequent expulsion?
It’s a reasonable question. There are many examples in U.S. history of seditious and treasonous speech being limited. And certainly the allegation that 9/11 was the work of the US and/or Mossad is highly political, and plays into the hands of the jihad terrorists who were in fact responsible. Perhaps this is a question that should be debated by American politicians — and I’m sure it will be, one snowy day in July.