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The other conspiracy theory

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Submitted by Leslie (United States), Sep 12, 2021 at 07:37

Another persistent conspiracy theory that still goes strong today is that the Jews and/or Israel were the ones behind 9/11 and used them to blame Islam/Muslims.

Just over a week ago, a woman I know (from Europe and a convert to Islam after she married) asked me "Why were no Jews in there that day?" as well as something about "blaming it on us." Apparently, she'd watched a video someone sent her husband which made that claim and now she accepted it as the truth.

When I explained that I knew Jews who were in the towers that day and that it's a strong possibility that the attacks were initially planned to take place a week later - when it would've been Rosh Hashanah, and most Jews who worked there would not have been there that day - but that one potential hijacker had been arrested and they may have hurried the timeline, she seemed to accept that. Sort of

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Daniel Pipes replies:

True, and I should have remembered it, given that my Conspiracy book points out there are two inevitable alleged conspirators, either the US or UK governments or Israel.

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