Dr Zakir Naik On Marriott Hotel Islamabad

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26 Sep, 2008

Dr. Zakir Naik, an Indian Muslim cleric and medical doctor, speaks and writes internationally, on Islam and comparative religion. He has lectured in large U.S. cities such as Chicago and in other Western cities such as Cardiff, Wales, sometimes causing controversy. He is founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, which owns Peace TV and broadcasts it from Mumbai, and is also founder of the Islamic InternationalSchool in Mumbai.

Dr. Naik was quoted by the Saudi daily Arab News as saying that it is the duty of every Muslim to correct misconceptions about Islam and that there is a need to counter the anti-Islamic bias of the Western media in the aftermath of 9/11. [1]

Following are excerpts from a lecture, he gave on Peace TV on July 31, 2008.

"I've Got The Proof" That 9/11 Was An Inside Job

Dr. Zakir Naik: "Brother Lopez asked how I can prove that 9/11 was an inside job. I've got the proof that can defeat the proof that has been proven by the people. Just a few days back, there was an article that came in the newspaper, that 75 professors from the U.S. say and believe that 9/11 was an inside job. And in that article, it was mentioned... It came in The Times of India, I think on the 7th of September. It says that 75 professors and scientists, belonging to different universities from different parts of the U.S., believe that 9/11 was an inside job. They say that there were some politicians in the White House who engineered the destruction of the Twin Towers, and, they say, the main reason was so that they could attack, and they could have control of the oil-rich countries. Open secret, I told you.

"One of the professors, by the name of Steve Jones, says: 'We do not believe that 19 hijackers and a few men in a cave in Afghanistan could have done such a professional job alone. They could not have done it. We don't believe - and by God, we are going to come to the truth and we are going to expose - we don't believe in the theory of the government.' They don't believe in the theory of the government.

"He further goes on to say: 'We, as professors and scientists, know that the steel beam of the Twin Towers couldn't have melted at the temperature at which the jet fuel was there. There were systematic bomb explosions, which caused this to come down. Otherwise, it could not come down.'"

"If You Happened To Watch One Of The Tapes by the Name of 'Loose Change 9/11'"

"There are many tapes and many books written against it. I happened to watch many of them. I even happened to view the video recording of this professor, Steve Jones. And yesterday's paper - we heard another news [item]: Three days later, Professor Steve Jones was sent on paid leave. Imagine, paid leave... There are many tapes.

"If you happened to watch one of the tapes by the name of 'Loose Change 9/11'; it was done by a young American, 21 years old. He made a one-hour documentary. There are many, many out there. This 9/11 documentary has collected clips from the various... of CNN, of Fox Channel, all the news clippings, he took interviews, etc., and made a one-hour documentary. Then he says that people who saw the airplanes said: It cannot be a passenger carrier. It looked like a military plane. It didn't have any windows. When he shows the shooting, when it comes close to the tower, there's another firing done from the wings, which hits the Twin Tower before the plane. Then further, he goes on to prove..." india v australia bangladesh v mew zealand