And speaking of kooks

January 21, 2010

Hey, kids! Did you know that the movie Avatar is proof that the US was behind the 9/11 attacks? No, really:

Malaysia’s former premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday there was “strong evidence” the US faked the September 11 terror attacks as an excuse to go to war against Muslims.

“There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,’ Mahathir told the Conference for the Support of Al-Quds (Jerusalem), as quoted by local media.

The former premier also blamed Jews for hindering progress in US foreign policy. Voicing his disappointment that Barack Obama had not yet ended the war in Afghanistan or closed the US terror detention center at Guantanamo, he explained that “there are forces in the United States which prevent the president from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby.”

Jews “had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom,” Mahathir said.

“Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world.”

I’m surprised he didn’t close the circle by arguing that, since the Jews control Hollywood, Avatar is proof the Jews were behind 9/11.

And this loon was a national leader…

But maybe it’s not just him: Islamic supremacism and its attendant, virulent antisemitism seems to be a growing problem in Malaysia.