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Democratic Politician Claimed No Jews Died in 9/11

A Missouri politician who was a local campaign manager for Obama claimed that no Jews died in the 9/11 attacks, and then apologized.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 7/11/2012, 1:54 PM

Attack on Twin Towers9/11
Attack on Twin Towers9/11
Israel news photo: Flash 90

A Missouri politician who was a local campaign manager for Obama claimed that no Jews died in the 9/11 attacks, then relectantly apologized.

Bangladesh native MD Rabbi Alam ['Rabbi" is part of his full name] said in a discussion on the topic “Was 9/11 a conspiracy” that September 11, 2001 was an “official holiday for all Jewish people [who] worked in  the WTC (New York World Trade Center)” and that “not a single Jew was killed on that day.”

In fact, it was not a Jewish holiday, and 200-400 Jews, including five Israelis, died in the twin suicide aerial attacks. The fatality count does not include hundreds of others who died in two other suicide aerial crashes, one on the Pentagon and the other in rural Pennsylvania, where the hostages crashed the plane before the terrorists could fly it to Washington.

Alam, running for Missouri Secretary of State, was cornered by a VIN News interviewer after the Washington Free Beacon reported his comments.

VIN’s Rabbi Yair Hoffman told Alam in the interview that he personally knew many Jews who were killed, and asked Alam, “Are you saying that these people went into hiding or that his children, his father, and his brother are all lying and, in fact, he is still alive?"

Alam, who originally had confirmed his position, finally capitulated in the wake of emails and evidence that he was wrong,

He then made a strange turnabout, expressing outrage that such misinformation could appear.

The Free Beacon said Alam served as a “satellite campaign manager” for President Barack Obama in 2008 and now chairs the National Democratic Party Asian American Caucus, a Democratic National Committee-sponsored organization for Asian minorities.

The Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee endorsed Alam for Secretary of State according to Family Security Matters.

The endorsement states that it "takes great care in choosing candidates to support in elections."  

Alam's personal YouTube channel shows him speaking against the U.S. War on Terror, which he called  “nothing but a horror suffering for us as an immigrant."