al-Qaeda to Ahmadinejad: Stop Being a 9/11 Truther
Joins US in calling for him to acknowledge al-Qaeda was behind attacks
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2011 3:19 PM CDT
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, listens during a press conference on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

(Newser) – A sentence we never thought we'd write: The US and al-Qaeda have a common goal. The terrorist group would, pretty please, like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop claiming that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks. An article in its fall 2011 issue of Inspire magazine notes that "the Iranian government has professed" just that, and asks, "Why would Iran ascribe to such a ridiculous belief that stands in the face of all logic and evidence?"

The Telegraph notes that al-Qaeda's pronouncement follows last week's UN speech given by the Iranian president, in which Ahmadinejad suggested Osama bin Laden was killed as part of a 9/11 cover-up. "Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin World Trade Center towers?" Ahmadinejad asked.