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CONSPIRACY THEORIES Al Qaeda to Iran: We Did 9/11 Vahid Salemi / AP Photo

Al Qaeda to Iran: We Did 9/11

Al Qaeda has one message for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who said that the Sept. 11 terror attacks were actually carried out by the U.S. government: it was us, you fool! In the latest issue of the al Qaeda magazine Inspire, a writer takes aim at Iran for spreading "ridiculous" 9/11 conspiracy theories about the "Great Satan," a.k.a. the United States. The author says that Iran sees itself as a rival of al Qaeda when it comes to hating America and was thus jealous of the 9/11 attacks. "Al Qaeda ... succeeded in what Iran couldn't," the author writes. "Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories." Apparently looking to expand their voice in the media, al Qaeda asked for more contributors to the magazine "with any skills—be it writing, research, editing, or advice."

September 27, 2011 10:39 PM