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Online users unearth footage of Al Jazeera anchor justifying 9/11 attacks

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Users on Twitter have been sharing a two-minute video from September 11, 2001, showing prominent Al Jazeera anchorwoman Khadija Benguenna justifying the attacks on America’s Twin Towers as a result of US foreign policy.

“think that these operations and attacks that happened today are considered what we can call a result of America’s foreign policy,” Benguenna said while she anchored rolling coverage of the attacks in September 2001.

Benguenna is a longtime news presenter with Al Jazeera and was anchoring the rolling coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001, at the time.

The Algerian presenter was interviewing a guest at the time, political writer Ahmed Dheban Al-Rabi’e, who also said the attacks were justified and that “millions of people around the world were celebrating”.

“And even the condemnations coming from all over the world, from officials and leaders, are simply diplomatic courtesies,” Rabi’e said.

“The essence is that millions of people are happy for what’s happening to America after these attacks,” the political guest added.