• Italy edition
 
'9/11 was an inside job': Italian MP
Paolo Bernini speaking in parliament on 11th September. Screenshot. Repubblica TV/Camera dei Deputati

'9/11 was an inside job': Italian MP

Published: 12 Sep 2013 12:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 12 Sep 2013 12:36 GMT+02:00

An Italian MP has described the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in which around 3,000 people were killed, as "an inside job" and slammed the official version of events as a "conspiracy".

Bernini, an MP for the Five Star Movement (M5S) was speaking in parliament on Wednesday, the 12th anniversary of the attacks.

He said that the official version of the event has been "proved wrong from every point of view".

"It’s clearly false and by now, the world has realized."

On 11th September 2001 terrorists hijacked four planes in the US; two crashed into New York’s World Trade Centre, another struck the Pentagon in Washington, while the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers fought against the hijackers.

But Bernini believes the account of what happened is a "conspiracy".

“We will probably never know the truth, but it is definitely completely different to the story told by mainstream media. In which case you can say that everything that you know is false and, as the American phrase goes, ‘It was an inside job’,” he said.

The 26-year-old, elected in February in the central Emilia-Romagna region, went on to elaborate on Twitter.

“If someone can show me a video where you can clearly see the plane hitting the Pentagon (the most watched place in the world)...I will resign,” Bernini wrote.

When contacted by The Local, the US embassy in Rome said it was unaware of Bernini’s statements.

Watch the video of Bernini's speech in parliament (in Italian):

Don't miss...X
Left Right

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Berlusconi signs up for community service
Silvio Berlusconi will work at an old people's home for one day a week. Photo: AFP

Berlusconi signs up for community service

Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi officially signed up to his community service Wednesday, agreeing to a court document which lays down the rules for his punishment for tax fraud. READ () »

Rome braces itself for thousands of pilgrims
Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be made saints on Sunday. Photos: Wikipedia and AFP

Rome braces itself for thousands of pilgrims

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday for an historic event - the double canonisation of popes John Paul II and John XXIII. READ () »

Jew-saving priest 'blessed' for WW2 efforts
Giuseppe Girotti died in Dachau concentration camp in 1945. Priest photo: Shutterstock

Jew-saving priest 'blessed' for WW2 efforts

An Italian priest who died in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War, after being condemned for helping Jews, is set to be beatified by the Vatican and could become a saint. READ () »

Escaped serial killer sent back to Italy
Serial killer Bartolomeo Gagliano is now back in Italy after escaping from prison in December. Photo: Valerie Hache/AFP

Escaped serial killer sent back to Italy

Serial killer Bartolomeo Gagliano, who escaped from prison in the northern Italian city of Genoa in December after being granted leave to visit his mother, has been sent back to Italy from France. READ () »

Only Greece tops Italy for debt: EU
The Italian government recent cut its 2014 growth forecast to 0.8 percent. Photo: money pictures/Flickr

Only Greece tops Italy for debt: EU

The Italian government's debt-to-GDP ratio hit 132.6 percent in 2013, the second-highest in the EU after Greece, figures released on Wednesday showed. READ () »

Italian doctor sued for 'refusing Easter visit'
Doctor photo: Shutterstock

Italian doctor sued for 'refusing Easter visit'

A doctor in Locorotondo, a town in the southern Italian province of Bari, who took a call from the son of a bedridden patient urgently requiring a tracheostomy tube change at home, is being sued for allegedly failing to assist the woman. READ () »

Italy to declassify Bologna bomb files
A total of 85 people were killed in the 1980 Bologna Massacre. Photo: AFP

Italy to declassify Bologna bomb files

The Italian government will declassify secret documents relating to terrorist attacks in the country during the 1970s and 1980s, including the deadly Bologna train station bombing. READ () »

12-year-old girl saves dad from suicide
The man, from Lecce in Puglia, was said to be having problems at work. Photo: Patrick Nouhailler/Wikipedia

12-year-old girl saves dad from suicide

A 12-year-old girl from Lecce in the southern Italian region of Puglia saved her father from suicide after reading a "desperate" text message from him. READ () »

Italian hospital botched paternity test
Paternity test photo: Shutterstock

Italian hospital botched paternity test

An appeal court in Milan has ordered a hospital in Como to pay €50,000 for the “psychological damage” inflicted on a 14-year-old boy after his ‘father’ abandoned him over a botched paternity test. READ () »

Hanged man found in school with wrists tied
The school was closed for the Easter holidays when the man's body was found. School photo: Shutterstock

Hanged man found in school with wrists tied

The body of a man has been found in a school in Naples, hanging from a stairwell with his wrists tied behind his back, in what police believe to be a suicide. READ () »

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
National
Top ten English words adopted by Italians
National
Singing nun strikes again with 80s classic
Health
Italy embryo mix-up: real parents identified
National
Italian priest hits boy on scooter and flees
National
Outcry as Italy auctions off 'haunted island'
Culture
Rome street artist paints New York
Gallery
10 words you didn't know came from Italy
International
'The mafia has infiltrated every sector in Germany'
Features
'I want everyone to care about Italian history'
Italian Of The Week
The island carpenter with the Pope's blessing
National
Top 10: dream jobs in Italy for expats
National
Becoming a saint in five not-so-easy steps
Advertisement:
Health
Italian woman dies after taking abortion drug
Culture
Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'
Opinion
Why Italy might not exist in five years
Italian Of The Week
The world's fastest man on skis
National
Sheikh seeks woman in Italy for shopping blitz
National
British royals give Pope whisky and eggs
National
Top 10: Quirky Italian royalty facts
National
How to park like an Italian
National
Unique stucco homes up for grabs down south
Politics
Italy sells officials' luxury cars on eBay
National
VIDEO: American football team goes gay for a day
Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

Latest news from The Local in Sweden

More news from Sweden at thelocal.se

420
jobs available