During a radio interview today, M.D. Alam, a Democrat activist running for Missouri secretary of state, defended his reported claim that 9/11 was a Jewish holiday and his questioning of why no Jews were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Sept. 11, 2001, however, was not a Jewish holiday, and estimates conclude at least 200 to 400 Jews, including five Israelis, died in the World Trade Center attacks.
In the interview, Alam also defended “Loose Change,” a series of online videos arguing the 9/11 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the U.S. government.
Alam is national chairman of the Democratic Party Asian American Caucus and is founder of Missouri’s Democratic Party Asian American Caucus. He was a manager in Missouri for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Alam was speaking today on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio.
Alam has been the focus of news media attention after it was reported by the Washington Free Beacon that he posted in 2009 in an Internet forum titled, “Was 9/11 a conspiracy?”
In that forum, Alam asked, “Why [was] 9/11 was a official holidy [sic] for all jewish [sic] people worked in the the [sic] WTC?”
Alam went on to tout the “Loose Change” film, asking readers, “Tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?”
Earlier this week, Alam apologized for his remarks in a subsequent interview with the VIN News Jewish blog.
On Klein’s radio program today, however, Alam repeatedly defended his line of questioning about Jews and 9/11.
“Do you understand that asking questions is nothing wrong?” Alam stated.
He continued: “I can ask you something. It doesn’t mean that I am accusing you. Our job is to ask questions to both sides. Ask questions to the victims, and ask questions to the other guy. And the guy has to answer yes or no. And do you understand that how our country, people are not responsive. They are not involved. I posted something in January, February 2009 and not a single people (sic) had a response to that question.”
Asked by Klein whether he believed al-Qaida was behind the attacks, Alam replied, “Hey, I have nothing to answer.”
Alam added, “Because I am a committed and a balanced citizen. I totally respect to my government whatever decision came. Whatever our country came up with, I’m with them. I have nothing to say about who did it and who did it.”
Later in the interview, Alam denied that he believes the U.S. government was responsible for 9-11. Still, he urged listeners to watch the “Loose Change” conspiracy video.
“All I am saying, if you guys look at this video, and it took like 40 months to answer this now?” he asked.
Aram’s interview with Klein can be heard below: