Terrorist group al-Qaida in Yemen wants Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to cease spouting conspiracy theories about the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and credit the terrorist organization for being responsible for the deadly attacks against the U.S.
Last year, at a meeting in the United Nations headquarters in New York City, Ahmedinjad caused outrage when he suggested that most people believed the U.S. government was behind the September 11 attacks.
On September 11 of this year, he stated on his state website that, "September 11 was actually a game designed to influence the emotions of the human community, in order to find a pretext for attacking Islamic regions and invading Iraq and Afghanistan."
Now, the Yemen-based compiler of al-Qaida's "Inspire" online magazine wrote indignantly:
"The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al-Qaida was behind 9/11 but rather, the US government. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?"
This is the second time in a as many days that the Iranian president has attracted international rejection of his pronouncements, as was first demonstrated last week when U.S. and other diplomats walked out during his address at the U.N. General Assembly, after he suggested that Osama bin Laden was killed to cover up the events of September 11.
"Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin World Trade Centre towers?" Ahmadinejad questioned.
Abu Suhail, credited with the al-Qaida article, insisted that Iran is jealous of the terrorism group's "success" in the Sept. 11 attacks, and asserts that Ahmadinejad has reverted to conspiracy theories because his country could not carry out an attack on the U.S. Itself.