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August 16, 2004
Clip No.
201

A Cleric on Official Saudi TV: Al-Qa'ida Not the Main Perpetrator of 9/11

Saudi Cleric Dr. Sa'd bin 'Abdallah Al-Breik spoke on Al-Qa'ida's role in 9/11 on Saudi Arabia's Channel 1 on August 16, 2004. The following are excerpts:

We must not inflate (the importance) of Al-Qa'eda, to the point of claiming that it is the main and only perpetrator of this large operation (9/11). I'm not here to defend (Al-Qa'eda), but we must not overstate this matter. And it does not justify It is a mistake to ignore the possibility that the Zionist hands used some people who were planted into one of the stages of this plan, from this issue.

I have read some books that were translated from English into Arabic in which the Americans themselves call 9/11 "The Great Deception" or the "The Great Game," so why do we use all sort of names to avoid this subject. No, we must be clear and not censor ourselves.

These false accusations and the rush to accuse Saudi Arabia, the judging of others according to the guidance of the Zionists via the media which is owned by the ZionistA… If there was any evidence, we did not see it. But if accusations are false and arbitrary, as they really are, you see that the events of September advanced from the problem itself to the attack of defenseless people in Afghanistan, to taking over the Iraqi resources and endless chaos in IraqA…