Palestinian Authority commentary blames U.S. for 9/11, creation of Islamic terror threat

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The United States engineered the September 11, 2001 attacks to create “an imaginary enemy called ‘terror,’ ” the Palestinian Authority (PA) said.

An opinion piece by Dr. Osama Al-Fara in the official PA daily newspaper said the U.S. is responsible for all the chaos and civil wars in the Muslim and Arab world, including the Sunni-Shi’ite conflict.

Twin Towers September 11 attack. /Sean Adair/Reuters
Twin Towers September 11 attack. /Sean Adair/Reuters

The opinion piece also said the U.S. is the number one suspect in the 9/11 terror attacks, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

“The U.S. invented the idea of creative anarchy in the (Middle East) region, which began with its war against Iraq, to create a game of dominoes in the region,” Fara wrote. “The same U.S. has indeed succeeded in convincing the world that the Islamic extremism is what threatens world security and peace.

“In order to do this, it used the events of Sept. 11, 2001, even though that event raised many questions that place the U.S. in the defendant’s seat, as was exposed later in a series of facts and reports. However, out of this event the U.S. succeeded in creating an imaginary enemy called ‘terror,’ and it supervised the cultivation of the idea until it ripened into what is known today as the Islamic State organization,” wrote Al-Fara.

He continued, “there is no doubt that the U.S. is still holding many of strings of the game, and its main goal is to spill oil on the fire that is burning in the region, of which it is clearly the sole beneficiary. This is so because the fighting raging in the region provides the appropriate land for redrawing the map of the region, which will use sectarianism to determine the geographic borders of its states, on the basis of studies prepared years ago. In this way, the U.S. will distance Arab states from each other, and uproot the idea of unity between them.

“Naturally, it will not find a better chord than the Sunni-Shiite conflict on which to play the tune of the next war in the region. Moreover, the fire burning in the region has even turned the wheels of the traditional American arms industry in an unprecedented way, while the US pays no price for the anarchy it has created in the region. This is so as the ‘terror’ has not reached (the U.S.’s) yard as has happened in the European states, and (the U.S.) has not been forced to open its gates to the immigrants who have flocked to Europe,” concluded Al-Fara.