MD Rabbi Alam, a prominent Missouri Democrat, is under fire after uttering some patently bizarre words about September 11. Alam, who hopes to be the state's next secretary of state, recently reiterated his belief that no Jewish people -- not a single one -- died in the 9/11 terror attacks. To add insult to injury, he's also an alleged "Truther."
The Washington Free Beacon has more about the controversial views that Alam purportedly espouses (some of which can be seen in a 2009 online discussion):
Alam has speculated about Jewish involvement in the September 11th terrorist attacks and participated in an event with a Muslim cleric who has accused Israel of terrorism and alleged that the U.S. invented the HIV disease.
“Why [was] 9/11 was a official holidy [sic] for all jewish [sic] people worked in the the [sic] WTC?” Alam asked in an Internet discussion titled, “Was 9/11 a conspiracy??”
Alam went on to tout the 9/11 Truther film Loose Change 9/11, and challenged readers to “tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?”
Naturally, many would doubt that these comments came from Alam, himself, especially considering his alleged ties to prominent Democrats. So, the Beacon caught up with him to clarify and corroborate some of these statements. Surprisingly, he doubled-down on his controversial views.
"My question was, ‘What’s the reason not a single Jew was killed on that day,’" Alam said in a Monday interview, going on to ask his uncomfortable question once more. "Was there a single Jew killed on that day?"
The bizarre comments didn't end here, though. While the Beacon notes that hundreds of Jews may have died on September 11 -- a fact that debunks Alam's question -- the prospective politician also highlighted some other controversial opinions (read more about Jews perishing on 9/11 here). The Beacon continues:
Alam spent the next 20 minutes of the interview explaining the impossibility that commercial airliners could have singlehandedly knocked down the Twin Towers.
“I have 100 percent doubts. It doesn’t add up,” he said. “My bottom line is the plane is not solely responsible for destroying the whole building.”
Below, see Alam delve into some of his views in a YouTube video he published earlier this year:
Alam, who has apparently been invited to the White House in the past and who is said to have ties to mainstream Democrats, inevitably apologized for his statements. But, the damage was done, as numerous outlets continue to cover the bizarre controversy.
Below, listen to him comment and discuss his 9/11 views, complete with an apology:
(H/T: Big Government)