Stop the Conspiracy Theories, Al Qaeda Tells Iranian Leader
By J. DAVID GOODMAN
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his speech to the United Nations last week. There were many empty chairs as some delegations walked out over his conspiratorial and anti-Western comments.Emmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his speech to the United Nations last week. There were many empty chairs as some delegations walked out over his conspiratorial comments.
Al Qaeda has a message for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran: enough with the conspiracy theories about Sept. 11.
The latest issue of the terror group’s English-language magazine, Inspire,lashed out at the Iranian president for indulging in the claim that the American government — and not Al Qaeda — was responsible for the attack. It was a claim Mr. Ahmadinejad repeated during his address to the United Nations General Assembly last week, when he suggested that the killing of Osama bin Laden was part of a dark conspiracy to conceal the real perpetrators of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
“The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe Al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the U.S. government,” read an article in the magazine published under the byline Abu Suhail. “So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?”