Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi cleric Abd Al-'Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, which aired on Al-Majd TV on October 7, 2008.
Abd Al-'Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan: A few years ago, the Socialist Communist system ended in a devastating collapse, and it was followed by the Soviet republics one after another. Russia gave up its competition against American hegemony, and the United States became the unipolar leader ruling the world. Now, Allah be praised, America is collapsing, according to the same scenario of the Russian collapse.
This tremendous economic power, which is unparalleled in history, was bound to collapse one day because it is based on injustice.
Will the West admit the collapse of capitalism? I am convinced that they will not. We are used to their obstinacy and arrogance. They always turn the facts upside down...
Interviewer: But they will have to admit...
Abd Al-‘Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan: Now they have begun to adopt the principles of Islamic economy – only they do not call it "Islamic." The prohibition on short selling, the prohibition on the expanding and the selling of debts – this is Islam!
They committed crimes that only God knows of. Either they were accomplices in 9/11, or else they carried it out, even though they have deceived the world about this. They carried out many terror operations around the world, and the president of Yemen revealed two days ago that a terror cell that was captured was using Islamic slogans, but in fact belonged to Israeli intelligence. These criminals want to take control over the world, by spreading fear, death, and destruction, and at the same time, they give the impression that they are the victims. Because of 9/11, they killed millions of people, and if their skulls were placed one on top of the other, the pile would be higher than the WTC.