Pretty sure the U.S. government itself didn’t blame Muslims; but what do we know, our white-privilege has blinded us.
The Minister Louis Farrakhan told an audience at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday that he believes Osama bin Laden wasn’t responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and that the U.S. government killed bin Laden to conceal that notion, the Tennessean reported.
Speaking specifically about bin Laden’s death, Farrakhan purportedly said that it would have been more prudent for the U.S. government to capture bin Laden so officials could have learned more about the Al Qaeda’s closely held secrets and tactics.
“Why did they kill him?” the Nation of Islam leader rhetorically asked. “Because then they could tell you he was the mastermind of the fall of the Twin Towers.”
He also purportedly went on to slam the U.S. government, claiming that officials were “deceptive.”
“The whole idea of the government was to give America a reason to go to war because war is profitable,” Farrakhan reportedly said. “It’s the truth that’s going to set us free, not the lies of a deceptive government.”
He added, “The government is Satan.”
Repeating claims he has made in the past, Farrakhan said that the airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 didn’t have enough gas to melt the steel beams inside the buildings, among other claims, including the idea that the terrorists lacked the skills and know-how to pull off such an intricate attack, according to the Tennessean.
Farrakhan charged that the U.S. wanted regime change in countries like Somalia, Libya and Syria, and said that many scientists back his views.
Once this 9/11 hit, the American people are fired up. ‘These Muslims did this.’ So, the hatred for Muslim and Islam began to rise,” he told the audience. “But what you don’t know is what you see over there is a response to America’s wicked foreign policies — which most of you don’t know anything about. You don’t study world events. Your mind is on pot, and smoking joints and having sex!”