Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian Islamist writer Fahmi Huweidi, which aired on ON TV on November 26, 2010:
Fahmi Huweidi: 9/11 was almost like the Holocaust that the Israelis are talking about, in the sense that they want to keep it alive in one's memory, as if it had happened yesterday or this morning. 9/11 was a great crime with 3,000 victims. In the ten years that have passed since 9/11, I think that 10,000 – or rather, 6,000 – Palestinians have been killed, in addition to many more in Afghanistan and in Iraq. We are talking about a sea of blood flooding the region around us, yet they would like us to forget all of this, and to remember nothing but 9/11. In addition, we have the story of the war on terror. Someone must examine whether this war has really brought an end to terrorism.
I do not want to get into a discussion of whether Al-Qaeda is responsible for 9/11, because the belief that Al-Qaeda carried it out has already been seared into public consciousness and the media. This is a part of history, which can still be analyzed in several ways, but it is not for me, or people like me, to make the final call on this. I operate under the assumption that Al-Qaeda is responsible.
Interviewer: You seem to still have doubts.
Fahmi Huweidi: Just a few days ago, the head of the German or Italian intelligence agency said... There are doubts about what happened.