Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Insane Conspiracy Theory of the Day

Just when you thought you've seen all the wacko 9/11 conspiracy theories, a new one pops up that leaves your jaw dragging on the ground.

This one, found by Confederate Yankee, is courtesy of a Muslim leader in Arizona, Omar Shahin, who claims that 1,200 Muslims were killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11, and there's no way that a Muslim would do such a thing.
Shahin of the Tucson Islamic Center said more than 1,200 Muslims died in the World Trade Center catastrophe, and no genuine member of Islam would do such a thing. Nor, he added, would Muslims have gone to strip joints prior to the attack, as several of the terrorists in Florida reportedly did. As for Al-Qaeda nests in America, Shahin said, "All of these, they make it up."
That would, of course, be pure unadulterated BS, considering that Muslims have absolutely no problem slaughtering dozens, hundreds, or hundreds of thousands without remorse. It's also a neat trick how 1,200 people murdered by Islamic terrorists converted without their knowledge - or that of their families.

Also, that would suggest that Muslims were disproportionately affected by 9/11 given that they make up less than 1% of the overall US population, but this nutter claims they were 40% of the casualties on 9/11. It doesn't even pass the sniff test.

As Just a Grunt at LGF pointed out, Shahin was the leader of group of six imams who were pulled off a plane in Minneapolis, Minnesota for not following the orders of the flight crew after passengers found their activities to be suspicious.
The six were returning from a conference in Minneapolis of the North American Imams Federation, said Omar Shahin of Phoenix, president of the group. “They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way,” Shahin said after the incident.

Shahin said Tuesday that three members of the group prayed in the terminal before the six boarded the plane. They entered individually, except for one member who is blind and needed to be guided, Shahin said. Once on the plane, the six did not sit together, he said. ...

Police were called after the captain and airport security workers asked the men to leave the plane and the men refused, Rader said. Shahin said no one asked the six to leave until police arrived, when the group complied.
The group contends that they did nothing wrong and were praying when the flight crew ordered them to leave the plane. When they refused, police were called in to escort them from the plane.

Still more on the actions of Shahin and his fellow imams that resulted in their being booted from the flight. It isn't flattering, and runs counter to Shahin's assertions that they did nothing suspicious. Shahin also appears to have ties to various terrorist-supporting groups.
Other KindHearts representatives have been linked with radical Muslim groups in the U.S. According to a business card produced in April 2004, Omar Shahin, a former Tucson imam, is a KindHearts representative. Shahin served as the Imam at the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT) for three years until he “left abruptly” in June 2003. The ICT – which has hosted IAP conferences and has an extensive history of terror links – raised thousands for H[oly] L[and] F[oundation] in 2001. In the mid-1980s, the ICT was one of the U.S. satellite offices of the Mektab al Khidmat (MAK) the precursor organization to al-Qaeda. MAK was founded by Wael Julaidan, Osama Bin Ladin, and Sheikh Abdullah Azzam, Bin Ladin’s mentor.
Things that make you go hmmmm.

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