Following up from the previous post, here’s a subtitled episode of the Al-Jazeera TV show “Top Secret.” Yousri Fouda investigates “the path to 9/11″ and travels to Pakistan to interview Khalid Sheikh Mohamed before he was arrested.
A couple points:
1) Mohamed Atta, the lead 9/11 hijacker, was once a student of English at the American University in Cairo. See 03:30
2) It’s interesting the conspiratorial tone of this program. While the host interviews several no-name crackpots who present wild theories about 9/11 , this gives a misleading impression about 9/11 doubting in the Arab world. It definitely is widespread but mostly at the popular or street level and not the intellectual level. I am not aware of any serious thinker in Egypt, for example, who would deny that Al-Qaeda committed the act. Also, I’ve heard Fouda speak in person at a serious academic talk and he didn’t display the slighest doubt that he thought Al-Qaeda was behind 9/11. But for Al-Jazeera, I guess, conspiracy mongering is what draws ratings.
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