Following are excerpts from an Iranian children's show on Bin Laden and 9/11, which aired on Iranian Channel 2 on May 13, 2011:
Presenter (Saeed): Children, these days you've been hearing, time and again, about the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the leader of the Al-Qaeda group. How was Osama Bin Laden created? From where did Al-Qaeda emerge?
To explain it to you, let me say that Mr. Bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1957. About 30 years ago, the USSR invaded Afghanistan and waged a war against it. As you know, the USSR was an adversary of America. America wanted to fight them, but not directly. Therefore, they brought Mr. Bin Laden from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan, and helped him to establish a group called Al-Qaeda. He received financial aid and military equipment and training from the US. All the documents are available.
Child portraying the Americans: Okay, Mr. Bin Laden? No problem?
Bin Laden: It's okay, but I have very little money.
Child portraying the Americans: Don't worry. Money is no object.
Bin Laden: Well done. In your honor, I will shoot a partridge now.
Bin Laden shoots two birds down.
Child portraying the Americans: All these birds?!
Bin Laden: They are very tasty.
Presenter (Saeed): Did you see? That's how it was. After the war between the USSR and Afghanistan ended, nobody heard of Bin Laden or his group for a long time. There was silence about them, but [Al-Qaeda] maintained its ties with America behind the scenes, so that when conditions were ripe for America, it would use this group again. This is how it was until 11 September, 2001, with regard to which documents are available as well.
Child portraying pilot: Oh, Mr. Bin Laden.
Bin Laden: Go, pilot. Go, pilot. Don't worry.
Child portraying pilot: Yes, yes.
Bin Laden: Don't worry. What an airplane!
Child portraying pilot: Where to? Where to?
Bin Laden: Turn left. To the left. Up, up, go forward. That's right.
Child portraying pilot: Watch out, the tower!
Bin Laden: Why doesn't the stewardess bring us tea, or something?
Child portraying pilot: Okay.
Bin Laden: Go on. I'm protecting you. I'm right behind you.
Child portraying pilot: Mr. Bin Laden, there's a tower.
Bin Laden: Right, right. Look, it's the next street. That's the one. Fly to the middle of the tower.
Child portraying pilot: That one?
Bin Laden: Wait a second. I think I left my pyjamas behind.
Child portraying pilot: I can't stay like this for long.
Bin Laden: Stay here. Saeed will go with you. I have to go and get my pyjamas. Go straight to the middle of the tower. Saeed, you go with him, so he won't be alone.
Child portraying pilot: Saeed, close the door. It's too late. Make a run for it.
Presenter (Saeed): Me? In that thing? Are you mad? Go by yourself. Did you see? He went by himself.
Bin Laden's voice: Brother, fly into the middle of the tower.
Footage from 9/11 showing plane crashing into tower
Presenter (Saeed): What a strange thing. The coward got out.