Following are excerpts from a public address delivered by Iraqi MP Maha Al-Douri, which aired on Al-Alam TV on September 18, 2011:
Maha Al-Douri: America has failed in finding a way to annihilate Islam. People in various countries have begun to embrace Islam in droves, because Communism, capitalism, and secularism have not succeeded in bringing justice and happiness to humanity. So America resorted to force and military wars against the Muslims. In an effort to justify their terrorism against the Muslims, their massacres, and their defense of Israel, they tried to pin the blame of terrorism on Islam, in order to convince the world, international public opinion, the UN Security Council, and the UN, that they are acting in self-defense, while occupying and destroying the Islamic countries.
So they planned and executed the 9/11 attacks, along with their collaborators, and they recruited and trained several individuals and presented them as "Islamic leaders," in order to display a distorted image of Islam – an Islam that kills, massacres, and blows up Muslims and mosques. Thus, America has planted in the mind of the world the notion that every Islamic leader is a terrorist, who must be eradicated. America is fighting all the national and Islamic leaders.
When the Imam Al-Mahdi appears – may Allah hasten his coming – he will fill the world with equality and justice, after it was filled with oppression and injustice. America will fight him, and this is the reason for its war and occupation of Iraq.
It spread strife between the Islamic countries. The goal is crystal clear: to prevent the formation of popular Islamic platforms, and to prevent any Islamic awakening in preparation for the advent of the Mahdi.