Following are excerpts
from an interview with Egyptian Islamist writer Fahmi Huweidi, which
aired on ON TV on November 26, 2010:
9/11 was almost like the Holocaust that the Israelis are talking about,
in the sense that they want to keep it alive in one's memory, as if
it had happened yesterday or this morning. 9/11 was a great crime with
3,000 victims. In the ten years that have passed since 9/11, I think
that 10,000 – or rather, 6,000 – Palestinians have been killed,
in addition to many more in Afghanistan and in Iraq. We are talking
about a sea of blood flooding the region around us, yet they would like
us to forget all of this, and to remember nothing but 9/11. In addition,
we have the story of the war on terror. Someone must examine whether
this war has really brought an end to terrorism.
I do not want to get
into a discussion of whether Al-Qaeda is responsible for 9/11, because
the belief that Al-Qaeda carried it out has already been seared into
public consciousness and the media. This is a part of history, which
can still be analyzed in several ways, but it is not for me, or people
like me, to make the final call on this. I operate under the assumption
that Al-Qaeda is responsible.
seem to still have doubts.
Just a few days ago, the head of the German or Italian intelligence
agency said... There are doubts about what happened.