Dr. Al-Naggar is a member of a number of prestigious American scientific organizations, such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and edits a scientific journal based in Ithaca, New York.
The Egyptian-born professor has published extensively on geology, Islam, nature, scientific theory, and the Koran. According to his Arabic language website, he has also published a book claiming that that 9/11 attacks were a U.S.-Zionist conspiracy.
Dr. Al-Naggar made his anti-American and anti-Israeli remarks on April 2, 2006.
Excerpts from the professor’s speech are reproduced below. More excerpts, as well as video clips of Dr. Al-Nagger’s speech can be viewed on www.memri.org.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "The 20th century crime is the creation of this false state amidst the Arab world and amidst the Muslim world, with no justification whatsoever - historical, ethnic, religious, you name it. They have no justification to be in that region at all. And that's why Muslims have to struggle hard to destroy this state, regardless of the blind support of the Americans and of many European nations to it, stemming from wrong misconceptions and wrong beliefs that have been mainly infiltrated by the Jewish hands.
"I have with me here 10 quotations from 10 American presidents, past and present, that claim to be the sole supporters of the State of Israel, regardless of any morality, regardless of any consciousness, regardless of any religious bindings, regardless of any human feelings.
"The Jews in the region have been a destructive force. They have been killing, shooting, and looting every day. They have been demolishing mosques, hospitals, schools, churches every day. They have been destroying cultivated land, destroying homes on its inhabitants, under the strong assumption that they were given this land by a false promise.
"It's high time for people of the world to look into this issue critically, not just blindfolded, like what the Americans are doing.
"I have with me here Bill Clinton, who's supposed to be a more rational leader of America, despite his grievous sins. He says: 'America and Israel share a special bond.' I don't know what's that bond, where it came from.
"'Our relationship is unique among all nations.' On what basis, on what foundations?
"'As a symbol of freedom.' I don't know what type of freedom. They have thousands of innocent civilians in bondage. 'A symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty.' What liberty he says. I don't know.
"'A home to the oppressed and persecuted' - and actually, the home of oppression and persecution.
"This is just a simple quotation, I have dozens of these quotations. But I would like to emphasize here, that if we go with distorted beliefs, if we go with misconceptions, if we go with wrong assumptions, like the assumption that the Jews are the chosen people of God, they can do whatever they like, every act they do is well justified, I think this world can never live in peace.
"And I declare here, that this false state has to be demolished, sooner or later. America will not remain the sole world power forever. Time will come when this superpower will be dissipated to nothing. And the signs for this dissipation is quite obvious, I can see it quite clearly.
"And at that time the oppressors in Palestine would not find these tens of presidents of the United States to stand at their back, supporting them illegally, supporting them unethically, supporting them immorally, to do more killing, more raping, more destruction in the land of peace..."