Dr Mahathir Mohamad today claimed the 9/11 attacks in the United States, that killed nearly 3,000, was staged as an excuse to "mount attacks on the Muslim world", saying killing as an excuse for war is not new to the US.If that piece of sheer stupidity wasn't enough, here's this piece of news told in a straight face by the BBC - Islamic Solidarity Games cancelled over Gulf dispute.
The former prime minister also argued that Israel was created to solve the "Jewish problem" in Europe, saying the Holocaust had failed as a final solution against the community.
"In September 2001, the World Trade Centre was attacked allegedly by terrorists. I am not sure now that Muslim terrorists carried out these attacks. There is strong evidence that the attacks were staged. If they can make Avatar, they can make anything," said Dr Mahathir.
The mind boggles.