September 11 and Arab Media: The Anti-Jewish and Anti-American Blame Game
Muslims/Arabs Not To Blame for September 11 Attacks
- "Management and coordination of these attacks would have needed a long period of study and planning which would have been impossible unless some people inside the United States had cooperated and even masterminded the incidents . . . These attacks would have been impossible without the cooperation of some elements inside the security forces of the United States."
- Abbas Maleki, director of the Caspian Sea Studies Office, quoted in an article in Tehran Times.com, Iranian newspaper, October 22, 2001, entitled "September 11 attacks impossible without help of U.S. groups."
- "Osama bin Laden and those with him have said what indicates that they stand behind this carefully planned act. We, in turn, ask: Are bin Laden and his supporters the only ones behind what happened or is there another power with advanced technical expertise that acted with them?"
- Prince Sultan, Saudi's Defense Minister, in an interview published in Kuwait's as-Seyassah newspaper, October 22, 2001 (Reuters)
- "Anti-terrorism efforts should not sideline efforts to identify the psychological and political roots of this phenomenon. U.S. officials intend to define terrorism as a phenomenon unrelated to U.S. policies and limit to the hard-line Islamic groups. Consequently, the U.S. is trying to evade its responsibilities in creating this phenomenon. Currently, there are two sorts of terrorism in the world. First, state-sponsored terrorism, the best of which in the world is the Zionist regime which is supported by the U.S. and the UK. Over the past fifty years, the Zionist regime has been the main source of disorder and insecurity in the Arab World."
- The Tehran Times.com, Iranian newspaper, October 16, 2001, fabricating a quote of former U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski.
- "I don't think it would be contentious to say that the unprecedented disaster witnessed by New York and Washington the day before yesterday was planned and executed by American citizens. The list of potential perpetrators resentful on American foreign policy is tediously long, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest that neither the Palestinians nor the Serbs were implicated . . . Those who violated the quintessential symbols of the most powerful country in the world - the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the White House - could not have been Palestinians, who are in no position to contemplate, let alone implement, anything more than acts of sabotage designed to pressure America to alter its unfair Middle East policy"
- Al-Ahram Weekly Online, Egyptian newspaper, September 13-19, 2001, article entitled "An Inside Job?" by Salah Montasser
- "There is a possibility that this was an [act of] ancient retribution… The US declared war on Japan, and used the atomic bomb for the first time, against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. [The bomb] killed more than 221,983 Japanese, and was the cause of the Japanese defeat and the end of the war in 1945. Has the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki been resurrected sixty years later?"
- Tishrin, Syrian newspaper, September 13, 2001, by columnist Hassan M, Yussef (MEMRI, September 20, 2001, No. 270)
- "[Perhaps] the perpetrators of the attack belong to local American militias… It could also be that they are young people who hacked into the computer directing internal air traffic and aimed the airplanes at painful targets…"
- Al-Safir, Lebanese newspaper, September 12, 2001, by columnist Nur Al-Din Sat'e (MEMRI, September 20, 2001, No. 270)