ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A top Democrat running for secretary of state in Missouri has apologized after saying he doesn’t believe any Jewish people died during the 9/11 attacks.
MD Alam, who established the Missouri Democratic Party Asian American Caucus in 2007, told The Washington Free Beacon that he has “articles and research” showing that no Jewish people died during the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
“My question was, ‘What’s the reason not a single Jew was killed on that day,’” Alam told the Free Beacon. “Was there a single Jew killed on that day?”
Alam has raised these claims many times, including during an online forum in 2009 entitled “Was 9/11 a conspiracy?” calling 9/11 an official holiday for Jewish people. The State Department reports that there were nearly 400 Jewish victims that day.
Alam also doesn’t believe it was just the planes that took down the World Trade Center towers.
“I have 100 percent doubts. It doesn’t add up,” he explained to the Free Beacon. “My bottom line is the plane is not solely responsible for destroying the whole building.”
Alam apologized for his comments to VIN News, saying that he was misinformed and was originally “convinced by the material he read on the Internet” that no Jewish people died during 9/11.
The Missouri secretary of state hopeful attended an event in May hosted by radical cleric and 9/11 Truther Sheik Khalid Yasin.
“I call myself a student,” Alam told the Free Beacon. “I’m learning from other people’s experiences. I am not 100 percent or 15 percent with [Sheik Yasin]. I only listen to people.”
Alam’s website states that he worked for then-Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 election.