Following are excerpts from several statements made by Yemeni researchers and clerics on the Houthi TV channel Al-Masirah TV on September 4 and 5, 2012.
September 5, 2012:
Yemeni researcher Majed Al-Mitri: What happened to the Twin Towers, the war against the so-called terror, and the American breeding of the so-called Al-Qaeda organization... All those operations and theatrical shows are run by the US and by the Jews in a clandestine manner, in an effort to target Islam and the Muslims.
September 4, 2012:
Yemeni cleric Muhsen Al-Shami: How did we reach the point whether we are upset when a building of several storeys in New York is attacked, and consequently, entire cities and countries are destroyed, along with the people living in them, women and children are killed, and millions are displaced, under the pretext of the War on Terror?
The destruction of the bastion of this nation is the true terrorism. That is what America and Israel want. That is what benefits the Jews and Christians. What harms them is the building of this nation to become a united nation, an aware nation, a nation that is capable of standing on its own feet.
This is what constitutes a blow to the US, not the destruction of several storeys of a building. A few million [dollars] can easily rebuild such a tower. End of story.
The truth is that the fountain of terrorism and its roots are the people who, Allah said, "strive to spread corruption in the land." These are the people who, because of their corruption, their aggression, their disobedience, and their transgressions, were transformed by Allah into apes and pigs.
September 5, 2012:
Yemeni researcher Muhammad Yahya Al-Kateb: Brother, I can state categorically that the US is conducting the greatest distortion campaign in its history. The [US] operations that we are witnessing in Yemen today stem from the alleged terrorism – the alleged 9/11 operation by the so-called Al-Qaeda.
The US bases all its future plans on this distortion campaign.
There are things that indicate clearly and categorically that [9/11] is entirely untrue. There are even documents, published in some books, that exposed the events of 9/11, showing that the US and Israel had prior knowledge of it.
Therefore, the declared goals, as stated by the US, are all part of a media game, through which the US hopes to achieve its unstated goals – to humiliate and control the Yemeni people and to exploit their resources.