by Florian Flade
The newest issue of the English Online magazine „Inspire“ released by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has only 20-page and is meant as a „Special Issue“ celebrating the 9/11 attacks, „dedicated to the great events of the Expeditions of Washington DC and New York, as Shaykh Usama would call it, or simply 9/11.“
In the usual „Inspire“ style, the magazine issue # 7 deals with a number of terrorist attacks since 9/11 including the 2005 London attacks, the 2004 bombings in Madrid and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.
One article in the new „Inspire“ is a commentary by a author named „Abu Suhail“. In this article titled „Iran and the Conspiracy Theories“, the author claims the Iranian government was jealous about the 9/11 attacks and therefore creates and supports conspiracy theories.
„The prescribers to these theories have been some scattered individuals here and there who do not posses the research capabilities and capacities that are only available to governments“, the text reads, „However, there has been one exception: the government of Iran.“
Further „Abu Suhail“ writes „The Iranian government has professed on the tongue of its president Ahmadinejad that it does not believe that al Qaeda was behind 9/11 but rather, the U.S. government. So we may ask the question: why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous be- lief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?“
Since the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979 Iran´s regime tried to harm the United States, Al-Qaida´s new magazine claims, yet regime in Tehran was never able to carry out a attack as big and devastating as the September 11th attacks.
„Therefore with 9/11, the Iranians saw a great operation that had brought dam- age to the U.S. like nothing they had ever dreamed of causing during their two decades in power (…) Al Qaeda, an organization under fire, with no state, succeeded in what Iran couldn’t. Therefore it was necessary for the Iranians to discredit 9/11 and what better way to do so? Conspiracy theories.“
„Iran and the Shi`a in general do not want to give al Qaeda credit for the greatest and biggest operation ever committed against America because this would expose their lip-service jihad against the Great Satan.“