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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Arabic media starts a new "Israel behind 9/11" blitz

Today, no fewer than three Arabic language news sites - from Egypt, the West Bank (Fatah) and Austria - are posting stories about a supposedly new US study that proves that Israel was behind 9/11. As of this writing, all of them were the top story in each site.

I don't see anything new; it is simply a rehashing of the anti-semitic crackpot theories that are found throughout the Internet. This "study" finds four prominent Jews who supposedly stood to profit from 9/11, like Larry Silverstein and Ronald Lauder, and then says that the Mossad put explosives in the bottom of the Twin Towers set to explode when the planes hit, or something like that. And that Israeli companies had foreknowledge of the attacks and suddenly broke their lease with the WTC, losing millions of dollars. Except those that didn't. The usual idiocy.

This "study" concludes that Netanyahu was behind the attacks, since he was prime minister at the time. Only one problem: he wasn't.

So what does it say about the Arab media that they prioritize yet another anti-semitic theory on their front pages?