The following are excerpts from an interview with Anwar 'Ishqi, director of the Middle East Center for Strategic Studies in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. Al-Jazeera TV aired this interview on February 16, 2005:
Anwar 'Ishqi: These terrorist groups in America constitute a great danger within America, and their leadership is in Montana. They are the ones who carried out the bombing in Oklahoma City. If we examine the picture of the Oklahoma City bombing we can see that it is identical to the Damam bombing [in Saudi Arabia] in method and style. In America, they accused Timothy McVeigh and killed him. there is no doubt that he was the perpetrator. At first they accused the Arabs and the Muslims, but when they couldn't prove it, they executed Timothy McVeigh. However, didn't reveal who was behind him. When they clashed with Bin Laden, in the New York bombings…
Anwar 'Ishqi: Yes. The result was that the American government… President Bush declared: "We will prepare ourselves for a war against domestic terrorism." The result was the anthrax attacks. This anthrax served as a threat: If you keep continue to fight us, America will explode. That's why America limited its war to Afghanistan.
Interviewer: In other words, America is full of domestic terrorism?
Anwar 'Ishqi: Yes, full of domestic terrorism.
Interviewer: And in order to avoid dealing with domestic terrorism, which blow America up from within…
Anwar 'Ishqi: It has focused on external terrorism.
The CFR group, the secret government in America. They are the ones who came up with [globalization], and they are headed by David Rockefeller. They control and have hegemony over the world economy. Today's globalization is an outcome of this. Therefore, the agreement or coalition between them and Bin Laden's group developed the planning of Bin Laden's group. The Bin Laden group… it's improbable that someone who strolls in the mountains with a walking stick could plan things like this and upset the entire world and become the rival of the American president.