Kuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he believes there is strong evidence to suggest the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States could have been “staged” as an excuse to mount attacks on the Muslim world.
“I am not sure now that Muslim terrorists carried out these attacks. There is evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,” The Star quoted Mohamad, as saying at a press conference here yesterday.
He said killing innocent people to provide an excuse for war was not new to the US.
“But whether real or staged, the 9/11 attacks have served the United States and Western countries well. They have an excuse to mount attacks on the Muslim world,” he added. -