During his appearance on Newsnight, actor-comedian Russell Brand said he was “open-minded” about the idea that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks.
The Daily Express reports:- ‘Never one to shy away from controversy, the self-styled revolutionary used his appearance on Newsnight to elaborate on a view expressed in his new book entitled Revolution, in which he sets out his call for political change.
Pressed by presenter Evan Davis on comments about the destruction of New York’s Twin Towers in 2001, Brand refused to rule out the possibility that the American government was behind them.
He then went on to accuse the BBC of promoting an “anti-Islamic narrative” in its coverage of this week’s attack by a gunman on the Canadian parliament.
“I think it is interesting at this time when we have so little trust in our political figures, where ordinary people have so little trust in their media, we have to remain open-minded to any kind of possibility,” said the actor and comedian.
“Do you trust the American government? Do you trust the British government? What I do think is very interesting is the relationship that the Bush family have had for a long time with the bin Laden family.
“What I do think is very interesting is the way that even the BBC report the events in Ottawa to subtly build an anti-Islamic narrative. I think that’s very interesting.”
He then appeared abruptly to change tack, saying that he did not want to discuss “daft” conspiracy theories.’