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The Arab and Iranian Reaction to 9/11 – Five Years Later – MEMRIFILMS Documentary

This documentary on Arab and Iranian media reactions to the 9/11 attacks was first released in 2006, to mark the fifth anniversary of the attacks. It is narrated by Tony award-winning actor, director, and producer Ron Silver, who passed away in 2009. With the Taliban's taking control of Afghanistan, the resurgent threat from Al-Qaeda, and the new potential base of operations for jihadi groups in the region, the film remains relevant today.

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"When the twin towers collapsed... My lungs filled with air and I breathed in relief, as I had never breathed before."

— 'Ali 'Uqleh 'Ursan, Syrian Arab Writers Association chairman Al-Usbu' Al-Adabi (Damascus) September 15, 2001

Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, The Middle East Media Research Institute has monitored, translated, and recorded what was said in the Arab and Iranian press about that day. Prominent journalists, members of academia, leading religious figures, and even Arab government officials helped shape conspiracies about what "really" happened.

The carefully documented collection is now available as a PDF and includes a compilation of articles and editorials from the mainstream Arabic and Persian language press, as well as transcripts from television programs.

A documentary film about the Arab and Iranian reaction to 9/11 incorporates footage from various TV and satellite stations in the Middle East. It was made with Interface Media Group and narrated by acclaimed actor Ron Silver.

A New Antisemitic Myth in the Middle East Media: The 9/11 Attacks Were Perpetrated by the Jews

Published September 10, 2002

Foreword by the late Congressman Tom Lantos

New foreword by Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice


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