We Malaysians (read: Malay Muslims) love conspiracy theories. Especially when the perpetrators purported in the theories were Jews. In our Friday prayer sermons, we have been blaming the Jews for "Black Metal" music all the way to Valentine's Day celebration. In short, all predicaments in the Muslim world ultimately have the Jews to blame.
The latest buzz heard on, none other than, TV3 prime time news was there were these bunch of people on some sort of world tour finally arrived here in Malaysia to sell their plea to reopen the 9/11 investigation. They claimed, among others, the World Trade Center towers could not have collapsed the way they did unless they had been planted with explosives typically done in controlled demolition. And TV3 news coverage would not be complete unless we have one Hispanic guy among this group insinuating Jews were to blame for 9/11. He talked about some Jews impersonating Arabs seen taking pictures outside of the WTC moments before the unthinkable happened (or something to that effect).
Amazingly, these people has come up with a film to question the official version of what really happened on that fateful day. More amazingly, TV3 prime time news will show excerpts from this film for a few days from today. Of course, TV3 will not tell us how the claims brought up by these conspiracy theorists have been debunked many times. But the most amazing of all, they wanted Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to support their cause! Notwithstanding how ridiculous this would look, how could he resist? Why don't they also garner the support from our Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Abdullah Badawi, while they are at it?
To have a balance view on this interesting development, please read Popular Mechanics, "Debunking the Myths" (thanks to Setting the World to Rights for pointing to this article) and, by all mean, see TV3 coverage in the days to come. Then make up your mind. Unless, of course, you have got your mind made up already.