U.S. Imam: 9/11 Planned by U.S. Administration
Wed Sep 13, 2006 22:05

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Subject: Fwd: U.S. Imam: 9/11 Planned by U.S. Administration
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 02:58:10 +0200
From: Mario Profaca mario.profaca@zg.htnet.hr

Former Head of Islamic Center in Washington, D.C. on Iranian TV:
"The 9/11 Events Were Planned by the American Administration"

Special Dispatch - Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project
September 13, 2005
No. 1287

In a September 10, 2006 appearance on an Iranian Channel 2 TV special,
Muhammad Al-Asi, who is affiliated with the Institute of Contemporary
Islamic Thought, accused the U.S. government of carrying out the September
11 attacks.

Al-Asi is active in Islamic organizations and participates in Muslim
conferences throughout the world and in the U.S. For instance, earlier this
month he presented his paper, titled "Islamophobia: Its Causes and Cures,"
at the second annual conference of the Muslim Congress. According to the
conference's brochure, the Muslim Congress is an "organization of the
united Muslims of North America."(1)

Al-Asi has a history of making accusatory statements against the U.S.,
Israel, and Jews. In remarks he made prior to the Gulf War in 1990, that
were aired in the November 1994 PBS documentary Jihad in America with
terrorism expert Steve Emerson, Al-Asi said: "If Americans are placing
their forces in the Persian Gulf, we should be creating another war front
for the Americans in the Muslim world - specifically where American
interests are concentrated."(2)

In an undated article on muslimedia.com, Al-Asi wrote about Jewish
"control" of Western countries' and the end of Israel,(3) "The Israeli
Zionists have convinced themselves that their presence in Palestine is
permanent. They have even managed to deceive world public opinion into
believing this myth. The brainwashing that has gone into this effort is
phenomenal... To bolster their argument, they tell us indefatigably that
the Jews are politically as strong as ever because they are in virtual
command and control of the American and Russian administrations; not to
mention their political and foreign policy clout in the European continent.
It is enough to have the Jews running the only superpower in the world, the
U.S., to know that Israel is shielded, guarded, and protected from all
political angles."

The following are excerpts from Al-Asi's September 10, 2006 appearance on
Iranian Channel 2 TV, which also included David Musa Pidcock, leader of the
Islamic Party of Britain, and French author Thierry Meyssan, who also
accused the U.S. government of involvement in the attacks.

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Presenter: "According to initial speculations, Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden
himself were identified as the main culprits [in 9/11]. Further expert
analysis, however, raised other possibilities."


Muhammad Al-'Asi, former head of the Islamic Center, Washington, D.C.: "The
events of 9/11 were planned by the American administration, to be used as a
pretext and justification to fight terrorism."


French author Thierry Meyssan: "Organizing acts of terrorism on such a
scale and with such precision would not have been possible without the aid
of American administration bodies, such as the White House and the


"Donald Rumsfeld said, several days prior to 9/11, that a tremendous,
unique disaster was going to occur. He said he was wishing for such a thing
to happen, so that there would be a national leap and so that he would be
able to carry out his policy."


David Musa Pidcock, leader of the Islamic Party of Britain: "Pearl Harbor
was similar to 9/11 in that they were both planned in advance. Twelve days
before the attack on Pearl Harbor, [U.S. Secretary of War] Stimson, one of
America's lords of war, went to the White House with several navy
commanders, and talked about the war against Japan. The question was how
they could trick the Japanese into firing the first shot, without any great
danger being directed against the Americans. Therefore, the attack on Pearl
Harbor in 1941 was similar to what happened on 9/11. We know very well that
it was planned with precision."

(1) www.muslimcongress.org
(2) Jihad in America, November 1994, PBS.
(3) "The Qur'an Says: Zionist Israel Will Be Shattered,"

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Mario Profaca

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