What is it with Academia anyway? Why do America’s top learning institutions insist on hiring “educators” who are nothing but propagandists for Islamic terrorists? This nutty professor interviewed by a London Arabic Newspaper claims that there is no evidence that Bin Laden had anything to do with 9/11. That is just plain absurd. I agree that there should be debate in the academic world, but facts are facts. Would any of these prestigious schools hire a professor that said the world was flat? I doubt it. But they will hire this nut to spread lies. Take a look at this report published by Memri today.
On December 21, 2006, the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an interview with Dr. Natana DeLong-Bas, who taught this year in the Department of Theology at Boston College and in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University.  In the interview, she said that Wahhabism is not extremism and that the Muslim Brotherhood and Sayyed Qutb have nothing to do with jihadism. Dr. DeLong-Bas also indicated that there may be a Western conspiracy against the Arab and Islamic world, and said that she knows of no evidence that Osama bin Laden was behind the 9/11 attacks. In 2004, DeLong-Bas published her doctoral dissertation in book form under the title Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad. This book, published by the Oxford University Press, has been highly recommended by the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C.  According to the book’s jacket, “Ibn al-Wahhab was not the godfather of contemporary terrorist movements. Rather, he was a voice of reform, reflecting mainstream eighteenth-century Islamic thought. His vision of Islamic society was based upon monotheism in which Muslims, Christians, and Jews were to enjoy peaceful co-existence and cooperative commercial treaty relations.” Dr. Natana DeLong-Bas is a contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Encyclopedia of the Qur’an, and The Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. The following are excerpts from the Al-Sharq Al-Awsat interview: 
“The Extremists in Saudi Arabia are a Mixture of a Number of Elements, and Their Extremism Does Not Stem From the Islamic Religion”