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FTR #634 Update on September 11 and Related Matters

Record­ed May 18, 2008
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Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of the Nazi ori­gins of 9/11, the pro­gram high­lights Hitler’s plan for the “Amerikabomber”—a giant air­craft designed to car­ry small­er kamikaze-style planes, which were designed to crash into New York sky­scrap­ers. Turn­ing to the sub­ject of Iran’s nuclear weapons pro­gram, the broad­cast notes that China—a for­mer ally of Iran—has dis­closed to the Unit­ed Nations that Iran is indeed work­ing to devel­op nuclear weapons. As dis­turb­ing as the notion of a nuclear Iran is, it is no more dis­turb­ing than George Bush’s agree­ment to trans­fer “peace­ful” nuclear tech­nol­o­gy to Sau­di Ara­bia, a coun­try that con­tin­ues to be the lead­ing fun­der of ter­ror­ist caus­es accord­ing to recent con­gres­sion­al tes­ti­mo­ny. After dis­cussing the hunger strike of Sami Al-Ari­an, the fig­ure whose activ­i­ties trig­gered the largest ter­ror-fund­ing inves­ti­ga­tion in U.S. his­to­ry, the pro­gram notes that Al-Ari­an’s milieu has been tapped by both the FBI and the CIA for the recruit­ing of agents. Next, the pro­gram notes that the Mus­lim bloc in the Unit­ed Nations is attempt­ing to squelch crit­i­cism of Islam, such as the car­toons pub­lished by a Dan­ish news­pa­per in 2006. Such gam­bits will ulti­mate­ly be made more suc­cess­ful by the tremen­dous and grow­ing clout of the oil-pro­duc­ing Mus­lim nations, whose wealth will trans­late into greater polit­i­cal influ­ence in the West. The con­clu­sion of the pro­gram doc­u­ments the grow­ing Naz­i­fi­ca­tion of much of the Arab and Mus­lim world.

Pro­gram High­lights Include: Abu Dhabi’s pur­chase of a stake in Amer­i­can Micro Devices; the teach­ing of Holo­caust denial in the Pales­tin­ian ter­ri­to­ries; the pop­u­lar­i­ty of Hitler’s Mein Kampf in the Pales­tin­ian ter­ri­to­ries; Holo­caust denial in offi­cial Egypt­ian gov­ern­ment pub­li­ca­tions; the Nazi-style ide­ol­o­gy of 9/11 hijack­er Mohammed Atta.

1. Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of the Nazi ori­gins of 9/11, the pro­gram high­lights Hitler’s plan for the “Amerikabomber”—a giant air­craft designed to car­ry small­er kamikaze-style planes, which were designed to crash into New York sky­scrap­ers. (For more about Nazi and fas­cist con­nec­tions to 9/11, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#456.) ” The idea of using sui­cide pilots to oblit­er­ate the sky­scrap­ers of Man­hat­tan orig­i­nat­ed in Berlin. ‘In the lat­ter stages of the war, I nev­er saw Hitler so beside him­self as when, as if in a delir­i­um, he was pic­tur­ing to him­self and to us the down­fall of New York in tow­ers of flame,’ wrote archi­tect Albert Speer in his diary. ‘He [Hitler] described the sky­scrap­ers turn­ing into huge burn­ing torch­es and falling hith­er and thith­er, and the reflec­tion of the dis­in­te­grat­ing city in the dark sky.’ Not only Hitler’s fan­ta­sy but also his plan for real­iz­ing it recall what hap­pened in 2001: the idea was for Kamikaze pilots to fly explo­sive –crammed light air­craft lack­ing land­ing gear into the Man­hat­tan sky­scrap­ers. The draw­ings for the Daim­ler-Benz ‘Amerik­abomber’ actu­al­ly exist. They show giant four-engine planes with raised under­bel­lies beneath which small bombers could be strapped. The bombers were to be released short­ly before the plane reached the East Coast, after which the moth­er plane would return to Europe. . . .”
(Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11; Matthias Kuntzel; Telos Press Pub­lish­ing [HC]; Copy­right 2007 Telos Press Pub­lish­ing; ISBN 10: 0–914386-36–0; pp. XIX-XXI.)

2. Turn­ing to the sub­ject of Iran’s nuclear weapons pro­gram, the broad­cast notes that China—a for­mer ally of Iran—has dis­closed to the Unit­ed Nations that Iran is indeed work­ing to devel­op nuclear weapons. (For more about con­tra­dic­tion of the Nation­al Intel­li­gence Esti­mate’s report that Iran had aban­doned its nuclear weapons pro­gram, see FTR#‘s 625, 632.) “Chi­na has betrayed one its clos­est allies by pro­vid­ing the Unit­ed Nations with intel­li­gence on Iran’s efforts to acquire nuclear tech­nol­o­gy, diplo­mats have revealed. Con­cern over Tehran’s secre­tive research pro­gram has increased in recent weeks after offi­cials at the Inter­na­tion­al Atom­ic Ener­gy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watch­dog, dis­cov­ered that Iran had obtained infor­ma­tion on how to man­u­fac­ture nuclear-armed weapons. . . .”
(“Chi­na Reveals Iran’s Nuclear Secrets to UN” by Damien McEl­roy; Dai­ly Tele­graph [UK]; 4/4/08.)

3. Anoth­er dis­turb­ing devel­op­ment is Bush’s agree­ment to trans­fer “peace­ful” nuclear tech­nol­o­gy to Sau­di Ara­bia. “The two coun­tries used the occa­sion of Bush’s vis­it to sign new agree­ments. Among them was an agree­ment for the U.S. to assist the king­dom in devel­op­ing civil­ian nuclear pow­er. Anoth­er involves U.S. promis­es to help pro­tect any Sau­di nuclear infra­struc­ture with train­ing, the exchange of experts ‘and oth­er sup­port ser­vices as need­ed.’ Hadley said it would not involve U.S. troops. . . .”
(“Bush Fails to Win Sau­di Help on Gas Prices” by Ter­ence Hunt; Asso­ci­at­ed Press; Yahoo News.)

4. Bush’s agree­ment with the Saud­is on nuclear mat­ters comes despite the fact that Sau­di Ara­bia con­tin­ues to be the pri­ma­ry source of ter­ror funds. “Sau­di Ara­bia remains the world’s lead­ing source of mon­ey for Al Qae­da and oth­er extrem­ist net­works and has failed to take key steps request­ed by U.S. offi­cials to stem the flow, the Bush admin­is­tra­tion’s top finan­cial counter-ter­ror­ism offi­cial said Tues­day. Stu­art A. Lev­ey, a Trea­sury under­sec­re­tary, told a Sen­ate com­mit­tee that the Sau­di gov­ern­ment had not tak­en impor­tant steps to go after those who finance ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions or to pre­vent wealthy donors from bankrolling extrem­ism through char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions, some­times unwit­ting­ly.’ Sau­di Ara­bia today remains the loca­tion where more mon­ey is going to ter­ror­ism, to Sun­ni ter­ror groups and to the Tal­iban than any oth­er place in the world,’ Lev­ey said under ques­tion­ing. . . .”
(“Sau­di Ara­bia is Prime Source of Ter­ror Funds, U.S. Says” by Josh Mey­er; Los Ange­les Times; 4/2/2008.)

5. One of the major inves­ti­ga­tions into Sau­di ter­ror fund­ing cul­mi­nat­ed in the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raid of 3/20/2002, ini­ti­at­ed by the inves­ti­ga­tion into Pales­tin­ian ter­ror­ist Sami Al-Ari­an. Sami is on a hunger strike. (For more about Oper­a­tion Green Quest, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#‘s 462, 464. For more about Sami Al-Ari­an, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#538.) “Sami Al-Ari­an, the for­mer Uni­ver­si­ty of South Flori­da pro­fes­sor who remained in a Vir­ginia prison on con­tempt of court charges despite his acquit­tal on seri­ous ter­ror­ist charges, has lost 32 pounds in a month-long hunger strike, accord­ing to an Islam­ic group’s exec­u­tive direc­tor who vis­it­ed Al-Ari­an on Mon­day. Al-Ari­an is on his sec­ond hunger strike to protest his deten­tion. His fam­i­ly last year moved to Egypt and he is expect­ed to be deport­ed as soon as he is released from prison. But his refusal to tes­ti­fy before a fed­er­al grand jury is delay­ing his release. . . .”
(“Al-Ari­an Gets Vis­i­tors Dur­ing Hunger Strike” by Kei­th Morel­li; Tam­pa Tri­bune; 3/31/08.)

6. Al-Ari­an’s milieu con­tin­ues to be viewed with sur­pris­ing favor by the FBI and CIA. (For more about the pro-Islamist Fifth Col­umn in the U.S., see—among oth­er pro­grams– FTR#‘s 356, 454, 462, 464, 467, 515, 569, 632.) “In a fright­en­ing and bizarre turn, the two chief agen­cies tapped with safe­guard­ing Amer­i­ca’s nation­al secu­ri­ty have start­ed adver­tis­ing in a pub­li­ca­tion that can only be described as objec­tive­ly pro-ter­ror­ism. The online edi­tion of the Wash­ing­ton Report for Mid­dle East Affairs (WRMEA), a pub­li­ca­tion linked to for­mer Con­gress­man Paul Find­ley, who once described him­self as ‘Yasir Arafat’s best friend in Con­gress,’ fea­tures recruit­ing adver­tise­ments seek­ing new agents for both the Fed­er­al Bureau of Inves­ti­ga­tion and the Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency. WRMEA’s his­to­ry of sup­port for Hamas, oth­er ter­ror­ist groups and indi­vid­ual ter­ror­ists is well known. Cur­rent­ly on the front page of its web­site, right in the cen­ter, is an homage, con­sti­tut­ing of a col­lec­tion of arti­cles and hagiogra­phies, to con­vict­ed Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad oper­a­tive Sami Al-Ari­an. . . .”
(“Look­ing Under a Rock: FBI and CIA Hit New Low in Recruit­ment Dri­ve” by Steven Emer­son; Inves­tiga­tive Project; 2/8/2008.)

7. With the acqui­es­cence of a sur­pris­ing­ly large por­tion of the West­ern world, the Mus­lim bloc in the Unit­ed Nations is restrict­ing the right of free speech. (For more about the con­tro­ver­sy that sparked this gam­bit by the Mus­lim U.N. bloc, see FTR#543.)“Arab and Mus­lim coun­tries defend­ed Tues­day a res­o­lu­tion they pushed through at the Unit­ed Nations to have the body’s expert on free speech police indi­vid­u­als and news media for neg­a­tive com­ments on Islam. The Unit­ed States, Cana­da and some Euro­pean coun­tries crit­i­cized the role rever­sal for Kenyan legal expert Ambeyi Lig­a­bo, who has report­ed to the glob­al body on mea­sures by dic­ta­tor­ships and repres­sive gov­ern­ments to restrict free speech. The U.S. and oth­er West­ern nations warned that the Mus­lim-backed res­o­lu­tion at the U.N. Human Rights Coun­cil could cur­tail free­dom of expres­sion and help dic­ta­to­r­i­al regimes block dis­sent­ing views. . . .”
(“Arabs, Mus­lims Bat­tle US, Euro­peans over Free Speech at UN” [AP]; The Inter­na­tion­al Her­ald Tri­bune; 4/1/08.)

8. The accel­er­at­ing price of oil—greatly aid­ed by the war and threat of war in the Mid­dle East—is enabling the pur­chase of equi­ty in sen­si­tive com­pa­nies in the West. (For more about the war­fare in the Mid­dle East and its effect on glob­al eco­nom­ics, see FTR#‘s 560, 561.) “With oil prices surg­ing and U.S. stock prices slump­ing, chip mak­er Advanced Micro Devices Inc.‘s sale of an 8.1 per­cent stake to the Abu Dhabi gov­ern­men­t’s invest­ment arm rep­re­sents the lat­est plunge by a wealthy Mid­dle East­ern nation into a trou­bled U.S. cor­po­ra­tion. It also rais­es fresh ques­tions about the appro­pri­ate­ness of Mid­dle East­ern firms own­ing large chunks of U.S. busi­ness­es that spe­cial­ize in advanced tech­nolo­gies. . . .”
(“Abu Dhabi Buys Stake in Sun­ny­vale-Based AMD” [AP]; Asso­ci­at­ed Press; 11/16/07.)

9. The rest of the pro­gram high­lights the Naz­i­fi­ca­tion of the Arab and Mus­lim worlds. A 2002 edi­to­r­i­al in the sec­ond largest [and gov­ern­ment-con­trolled] news­pa­per was sup­port­ive of Hitler and the Holo­caust. ” . . . ‘With regard to this Holo­caust swin­dle, many French stud­ies have shown that this is noth­ing more than a fab­ri­ca­tion, a lie and a fraud,’ declared, for exam­ple, the Cairo colum­nist Fat­ma Abdul­lah Mah­moud on April 29, 2002. He con­tin­ued, ‘But, I, per­son­al­ly, com­plain to Hitler, even say­ing to him from the bot­tom of my heart, ‘If only you had done it, broth­er, if only it had real­ly hap­pened, so that the world could sigh in relief with­out their evil and sin.’ This heart­felt wish to see all the Jews at last anni­hi­lat­ed was pub­lished in the coun­try’s sec­ond largest dai­ly, the [Egypt­ian] Gov­ern­ment-con­trolled Al-Akhbar.” (Jihad and Jew Hatred; p. 61.)

10. Islamist the­o­reti­cian Sayyid Qutb saw Hitler as a divine instru­ment, sent by Allah to pun­ish the Jews. Qutb is the sin­gle great­est ide­o­log­i­cal influ­ence on Osama bin Laden and the major­i­ty of the world’s jihadists.” . . . In Qut­b’s eyes, the Jews are to blame for every­thing they have suf­fered over the cen­turies, and this applies to Hitler and the Shoah too. Thus, in the mod­ern peri­od, ‘the Jews again returned to evil-doing and con­se­quent­ly Allah . . . brought Hitler to rule over them.’ But even the ‘pun­ish­ment’ met­ed out by Hitler was not suf­fi­cient­ly ter­ri­ble, since ‘once again today the Jews have returned to evil-doing, in the form of ‘Israel’ . . . So let Allah bring down upon the Jew­ish peo­ple . . . the worst kind of pun­ish­ment.’ Qut­b’s mes­sage is inter­nal­ly con­sis­tent: the Jew is the source of evil in the world, the Shoah is there­fore no crime and Israel deserves to be erased from the map. . . .” (Ibid.; p. 84.)

11. At Gaza­’s Islam­ic Uni­ver­si­ty, fac­ul­ty mem­bers engage in Holo­caust denial. ” . . . To this day, it seems vir­tu­al­ly impos­si­ble to grad­u­ate from Gaza­’s Islam­ic Uni­ver­si­ty with­out becom­ing an anti-Semi­te. ‘Lies have been revealed about mur­dered Jews and the Holo­caust.’ Declared Dr. Issam Sissalem, a his­to­ry pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty, in a broad­cast on a Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty tele­vi­sion chan­nel in Novem­ber 2000. ‘Of course, all this is lies and unjus­ti­fied asser­tions. No Chelm­no, no Dachau, no Auschwitz! This was about dis­in­fec­tion facil­i­ties.’ ” (Ibid.; p. 105.)

12. The influ­en­tial head of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Uni­ver­si­ty admires Hitler: ” . . . How unre­mark­able it is even today for Hitler-style anti-Semi­tism to imbue an Egypt­ian reli­gious text­book is demon­strat­ed by the stan­dard text, ‘The peo­ple of Israel in the Koran and Sun­na’ by Sheikh Muham­mad Sayed Tanta­wi. Tanta­wi is the Head of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Uni­ver­si­ty, which means he is one of Sun­ni Islam’s most renowned spir­i­tu­al author­i­ties. The fourth edi­tion of his book—it was also his PhD the­sis, writ­ten in 1967—appeared in 1997. In it, Tanta­wi writes that the Jews were behind the French and Octo­ber [Bol­she­vik] Rev­o­lu­tions. That they pro­voked the First and Sec­ond World Wars. That they con­trol the world’s media and econ­o­my. That they endeav­or to destroy moral­i­ty and reli­gion and run broth­els world­wide. Tanta­wi, the high­est Sun­ni Mus­lim the­olo­gian, quotes Adolf Hitler’s remark in Mein Kampf that ‘in resist­ing the Jew, I am doing the work of the Lord.’ ” (Ibid.; pp. 94–95.)

13. Holo­caust denial is rife in the Pales­tin­ian com­mu­ni­ty, in which it is deemed unac­cept­able to teach about the Holo­caust. On the oth­er hand, the Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty has sanc­tioned the pub­li­ca­tion of Mein Kampf. In this con­text bear in mind that the Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty con­sti­tutes the mod­er­ate ele­ment of the Pales­tini­ans. ” . . . The Chair­man of the Pales­tin­ian Par­lia­men­t’s Edu­ca­tion Com­mit­tee declared that, ‘we have no inter­est in teach­ing the Holo­caust.’ His par­lia­men­tary col­league and Fatah leader , Hatem Abd al-Qadar, added that teach­ing about the Holo­caust would present ‘a great dan­ger’ for the Pales­tin­ian Iden­ti­ty. ‘If such a deci­sion [about teach­ing the Holo­caust] is made, it will undoubt­ed­ly ruin the Pales­tin­ian dream and aspi­ra­tions. It will entire­ly oblit­er­ate the past, present and future of the Pales­tini­ans.’ Not the slight­est dan­ger to the Pales­tin­ian iden­ti­ty though, seemed to be pre­sent­ed by the cir­cu­la­tion with express [Pales­tin­ian Author­i­ty] approval of Hitler’s pro­gram­mat­ic work Mein Kampf, which reached num­ber six in the Pales­tin­ian Ter­ri­to­ry’s best-sell­ers’ list in 1999. [Ital­ics are Mr. Emory’s, exclud­ing “Mein Kampf.”] The trans­la­tor of the Ara­bic edi­tion refers in his intro­duc­tion to his author’s con­tin­ued rel­e­vance: ‘Adolf Hitler does not belong to the Ger­man peo­ple alone, he is one of the few great men who almost stopped the motion of his­to­ry, altered its course. . . . Nation­al Social­ism did not die with the death of its her­ald. Rather, its seeds mul­ti­plied under each star.’ While the PA ‘sows’ the seeds of Nation­al Social­ism in this way, and reaps a har­vest of mur­der­ous anti-Jew­ish actions from it, Israeli pol­i­cy is pre­sent­ed in all its media as a con­tin­u­a­tion or even inten­si­fi­ca­tion of Nazism. The con­stant equa­tion of Israeli and Nation­al Social­ist policies—‘Nazism of the Jews,’ ‘Nazi-like ene­my,’ ‘Nazi-Zion­ist practices’-amounts to a spe­cif­ic form of Holo­caust denial, one which legit­i­mates the pur­suit of an anti-Jew­ish exter­mi­na­tion pol­i­cy, while pro­ject­ing these mur­der­ous inten­tions onto the cho­sen vic­tim. . . .” (Ibid.; pp. 117–118.)

14. The Nazis were a dom­i­nant influ­ence on Aya­tol­lah Khome­i­ni, leader of the Iran­ian Islam­ic rev­o­lu­tion. (For more about Nazi influ­ence on Khome­i­ni, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#‘s 352, 622.) ” . . . In 1937, when he was already an influ­en­tial fig­ure, Khome­i­ni had linked up with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. He began to read Has­san el-Ban­na’s writ­ings and dis­cussed with the Broth­er­hood’s emis­saries for das on end. Khome­i­ni would lat­er make a spe­cial point of lis­ten­ing reg­u­lar­ly to the Far­si-lan­guage broad­casts put out by the Nazis from Zeesen . ‘Ger­many’s Per­sian ser­vice was, dur­ing the war, to enjoy the widest pos­si­ble audi­ence in Iran and Iraq. Khome­i­ni lis­tened to the pro­grams every evening,’ wrote Amir Taheri in his biog­ra­phy of the Iran­ian leader. ‘Khome­i­ni had brought with him a radio receiv­er set made by the British com­pa­ny Pye which he had bought from an Indi­an Mus­lim pil­grim­age. The radio proved to be a good buy. . . Many mul­lahs would gath­er at his home, often on the ter­race, in the evenings to lis­ten to Radio Berlin ands the BBC.’ ” (Ibid.; p. 56.)

15. 9/11 hijack­er Mohammed Atta’s world­view was influ­enced by the Nazis. Atta was close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with Ger­mans and oth­er Euro­peans in Flori­da. For more about this, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#‘s 456, 542, 546, 573, 593, 594.) ” . . . The accused, Mounir el-Motas­sad­eq, had been a close friend of Atta’s core group between 1998 and 2000, said the fol­low­ing: ‘Atta’s Weltan­schau­ung was based on a Nation­al Social­ist way of think­ing. He con­sid­ered New York City to be the cen­ter of world Jew­ry which was, in his opin­ion, Ene­my Num­ber One.” This tri­al in Ham­burg also brought to light the sedond delu­sion under­ly­ing the Islamist view of Amer­i­ca: that Jews con­trol all the levers of Amer­i­can pow­er. Thus Sha­had Nick­els tes­ti­fied about the assailants’ core group that: ‘They were con­vinced that Jews con­trol the Amer­i­can gov­ern­ment as well as the media and the econ­o­my of the Unit­ed States . . . .Motas­sad­eq shared Atta’s atti­tude in believ­ing that a world wide con­spir­a­cy of Jews exists. Accord­ing to him, Amer­i­cans want to dom­i­nate the world so that Jews can pile up cap­i­tal.’ ” (Ibid.; p. 129.)

16. Islamism was, and is, a lit­tle broth­er to the Euro­pean fas­cism of the World War II era. As Mr. Emory has not­ed through­out his series on 9/11, the Islamists and Mus­lim Broth­er­hood in par­tic­u­lar, serve as proxy war­riors for the Under­ground Reich. Lis­ten­ers are emphat­i­cal­ly encour­aged to read Kuntzel’s book, which under­scores Mr. Emory’s work­ing hypoth­e­sis about 9/11 and relat­ed mat­ters. (For more about the his­to­ry and evo­lu­tion of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and Islam­ic fas­cism, see—among oth­er programs—FTR#‘s 343, 414, 416, 454, 518, 537.) ” . . . Nei­ther the Mufti nor the founders of the Mus­lim Broth­ers were cre­ations of Euro­pean fas­cism. How­ev­er, both were strength­ened by it. Like an elder broth­er, Nation­al Social­ism had backed the fledg­ling Islamist move­ment up with catch­words, intel­lec­tu­al encour­age­ment and mon­ey. With the ‘Cairo Jew­ish tri­al’ the Nazis had export­ed their anti-Semi­tism to Egypt. Egypt­ian move­ments such as Young Egypt mod­eled their street pro­ces­sions on the Nazi mass march­es. The Mus­lim Broth­er­hood got finan­cial sup­port from the Ger­man News Agency in Egypt. Again, it was thanks to sup­plies of mon­ey from the Nazis that the Mufti was able to sus­tain the upris­ing in Pales­tine, which al-Ban­na then used to boost the for­ma­tion of his jiha­di move­ment. . . .” (Ibid.; p. 57.)


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