Following are excerpts from an interview with Ahmad Al-Sayyeh, former professor at Al-Azhar University, which aired on Al-Alam TV (Iran) on November 4, 2010:
To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/2680.
Ahmad Al-Sayyeh: "As you may know, the booby-trapped packages are the handiwork of the enemies of the Islamic nation, who were created by America. In addition, you may know that when the Crusaders managed to expel the Muslims from Andalusia, they began to develop a plan to plant Israel in Palestine, so that it would be a thorn in the side of the Islamic nation. That's the first thing.
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"Secondly, America and the West began to devise a scheme to spread anarchy and unrest in the Arab and Islamic societies.
"Thirdly, one of the manifestations of the cunning of America and the West is that they planted among the Muslim groups and associations that use Islam as a front. These people accuse all the denominations of Islam of heresy." […]
Interviewer: "Dr. Ahmad, I understand from what you are saying that this entire operation is a fabricated operation, with goals that you spoke about, and perhaps even further goals. Is the real goal today to use Yemen as a gateway to the region, to interfere in the Arab and Islamic world?"
Ahmad Al-Sayyeh: "They want to fragment the Arab and Islamic societies, after they have divided the Muslims into various groups, hostile to one another. This is a dangerous thing." [...]
Interviewer: "Today, Washington compared what happened to the events of 9/11, saying that new measures would be taken, in order to confront the so-called terror. In other words, the Mandab Strait, Suqatra, and many geographic…"
Ahmad Al-Sayyeh: We must realize that terrorism is the handiwork of the U.S. It created terrorism in the Islamic societies and in the world. [...]
"It was the Jews who attacked the World Trade Center towers in America on 9/11, and this has been proven by studies." [...]