On October 15, 2010, Al-Alam TV (Iran) aired an interview with former Lebanese defense minister and former minister of education and higher studies Abdul Rahim Mourad, who serves as chairman of the Lebanese Union Party. Following are excerpts from the interview.
To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/0/0/0/0/0/0/2645.
Abdul Rahim Mourad: "The so-called 9/11 incidents are a big lie, which was used by the American as a pretext to stage a global offensive, beginning in Afghanistan, continuing in Iraq, and Allah knows where it will go from there. The U.S. used Al-Qaeda as a pretext. In the first moments after the explosion that targeted the Twin Towers, they found a car – or rather, they planted a car – and when they searched it, they found a copy of the Koran. Thus, they concluded that Islam, or rather, Al-Qaeda, was responsible. No investigation was conducted.
SUPPORT OUR WORK
"It was obvious that it was premeditated, in order to place the blame on an Islamic group. So they selected Al-Qaeda to justify their onslaught on Islam and the Muslims.
"It is well known that 5,000 Jews did not go to their offices in the Twin Towers that day. In addition, it is clear that the filming was not done by amateurs. The filming was planned to incite the world. They claimed that they had not planned the filming in advance, but they imposed a media blackout and refrained from investigating, yet they continue to talk about free media and democracy. At that time, anyone who tried to say a word was arrested. The Arabs were not allowed to even walk down the street.
"Four planes hijacked at the same time from Boston Airport – that's impossible. We know what security measures they have in U.S. airports. It is all one big American lie. I am convinced that the Israeli Mossad, along with the U.S. intelligence, carried out the entire thing. I believe this is what President Ahmadinejad means, but he does not want to put the cart before the horse.
"If the world is courageous enough to hold a real investigation, it will find that this is the outcome: U.S. intelligence and the Israeli Mossad. If they get to the bottom of it, international tribunals must be formed in order to place on trial the American bully, who fabricated that great lie, using some young men from Al-Qaeda.
"These young men may not even have been on board the planes. They might have been murdered on the ground. They killed them on the ground to be able to say that they participated in the hijacking." [...]