A Missouri Democrat running to be the state’s next secretary of state thinks not a single Jewish person died in the 9/11 attacks. He’s also a 9/11 Truther.
And he’s even willing to talk about these beliefs in on-the-record interviews.
MD Rabbi Alam chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus (NDPAAC), which is sponsored by the DNC. When interviewed by the Washington Free Beacon about his comments, Alam said this:
“My question was, ‘What’s the reason not a single Jew was killed on that day,'” Alam said, maintaining that his inquiries are based on facts, rather than a bias against Jewish people. “Was there a single Jew killed on that day?”
When asked if he thought the planes were not responsible for destroying the twin towers, Alam said this:
“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.”
According to the Free Beacon, Alam has in the past “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.”
The publication also flagged an Internet discussion in which Alam wondered if 9/11 was an official Jewish holiday for Jews who worked in the World Trade Center:
“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??”
As the Free Beacon noted, the State Department has had to debunk this notion and estimates are that at least 200 to 400 Jews died in the World Trade Center attacks, including five Israeli citizens.
Alam’s pro-Obama advocacy earned him an invite to the White House in December and Alam sees himself an ally of Vice President Joe Biden and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, according to the Free Beacon.
UPDATE: Alam has apparently apologized for his comments. His long record of making such comments, and the need to receive proof of Jewish deaths to rule out the possibility of a grand Jewish conspiracy, renders such apologies empty at best. Audio of the apology can be heard at Breitbart TV.