Egyptian Presidential Candidate Doubts al Qaeda Behind 9/11

Posted by on May 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

So, how’s that Arab Spring working out?

The longtime Muslim Brotherhood leader who is favored to become Egypt’s next president has long cast doubt on al Qaeda’s involvement in the Sept. 11 terror attack and even has called for a “scientific conference” to determine the real culprits.

“The U.S. administration has never presented any evidences on the identity of those who committed that incident,” Mohamed Morsi is quoted as saying in a 2007 posting on Ikhwanweb, the Brotherhood’s official English website.

“The Muslim Brotherhood and others demanded a transparent trial with clear evidence and to have court rulings,” he said after the sixth anniversary of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. “We confirm that this isn’t a defense to those who committed these actions but we only seek the truth.”

While condemning the attacks “regardless of its doer,” Mr. Morsi lambasted the U.S. response to them, calling the Bush administration “the world’s terrorism leader” and accusing it of getting “in line with Israeli occupation forces in aggression, injustice, encroaching lands and raping women.”

Mr. Morsi last week won the most votes in the first round of Egypt’s presidential election, and is heavily favored to win a runoff next month against Ahmed Shafik.

Funny, but I no longer hear Obama taking credit for the so-called Arab Spring.

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