Following are excerpts from in interview with Egyptian cleric Dr. Abd Al-Sabour Shaheen, which aired on Al-Nas TV, on July 10, 2006.
Abd Al-Sabour Shaheen: Our conflict with the West has religious roots. The truth is that they reject Islam. As for secularism - that's another story. In other words, the West wanted to divert the Muslims away from Islam, so it said to them: "We have an alternative for you - secularism." But secularism is, in fact, heresy and atheism.
The 9/11 story is, in fact, a Zionist conspiracy, intended to transform the American position, and to incite the American people against the Muslims.
We say that we will economically boycott Zionism. But having studied this issue, I found that we cannot boycott them at all.
Interviewer: Why not?
Abd Al-Sabour Shaheen: Because Zionism has found a way to defuse the influence of this boycott. They manufacture their merchandise, then they export them to ports in the Far East, and then this merchandise reaches us from Singapore, from Japan's ports, and from Eastern Asian countries. This merchandise comes as if it were from over there. It is labeled "made in Singapore" or "made in Japan," which is a lie. This way they have managed to flood our markets with this counterfeit merchandise.