Arabs or Muslims, Ms. Almontaser says, are innocent of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: "I don't recognize the people who committed the attacks as either Arabs or Muslims." Instead, she blames September 11 on Washington's foreign policies, saying they "can have been triggered by the way the USA breaks its promises with countries across the world, especially in the Middle East, and the fact that it has not been a fair mediator."
For the latter part, Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-TX) too blames 9/11 on Washington's foreign policies, too (watch him here).
But the above makes the selective quote of the day because to this NYT article, the statement is not in concord with her record and her character and because what Ms Almontaser is supposed to have said:
I don’t recognize the people who committed the attacks as either Arabs or Muslims.....Those people who did it have stolen my identity as an Arab and stolen my religion.
PS: More Ron Paul, The Lessons of 9/11
Unfortunately, the biggest failure of our government will be ignored. I’m sure the Commission will not connect our foreign policy of interventionism – practiced by both major parties for over a hundred years – as an important reason 9/11 occurred. Instead, the claims will stand that the motivation behind 9/11 was our freedom, prosperity, and way of life. If this error persists, all the tinkering and money to improve the intelligence agencies will bear little fruit.