Tucker Carlson hosted QAnon conspiracy theorist Noor bin Ladin to talk about supporting Trump

Noor bin Ladin, the niece of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on October 16 to discuss her support of President Donald Trump. Neither mentioned that she is a QAnon conspiracy theorist.

Osama bin Laden’s niece Noor bin Ladin was interviewed by the New York Post and appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to endorse Trump

New York Post: Osama bin Laden’s niece says only Trump can prevent another 9/11.

Another 9/11-style attack may be just around the corner if Joe Biden is elected president, warns Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Sept. 11 terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

“ISIS proliferated under the Obama/Biden administration, leading to them coming to Europe. Trump has shown he protects America and us by extension from foreign threats by obliterating terrorists at the root and before they get a chance to strike,” bin Ladin, 33, told The Post in her first-ever interview.

Bin Ladin (whose branch of the family has always spelled their name differently than her infamous uncle) lives in Switzerland but said she considers herself “an American at heart.” A full-size US flag hung in her childhood room at age 12 and her dream vacation is an RV trip across America.

The stunning, Swiss-born bin Ladin says she is all in for Trump in 2020, calling the election the most important in a generation. [Jon Levine, New York Post, 9/5/20]

Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed with bin Ladin how hard it is to be pro-Trump. [Fox News, Tucker Carlson Tonight, 10/16/20]

Neither Tucker Carlson nor the New York Post mentioned that bin Ladin has pushed the QAnon and Plandemic conspiracy theories

Bin Ladin has pushed the debunked conspiracy theory alleging Democrats pushed for lockdowns to manipulate mail-in voting.

She's also pushed another conspiracy theory that claims the Democratic Party was trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to push mail-in voting as a means to win the 2020 election. [Business Insider, 9/8/20]

Business Insider reported in September that bin Ladin, as @NoorBinLadin on Twitter, has shared multiple posts that mention QAnon. The @NoorBinLadin Twitter account that Business Insider points to is not verified, but is linked from her website.

She has also shared posts that mention QAnon, a group of far-right conspiracy theorists. In another tweet, she shared a photo of herself in a "Make America Great Again" onesie, with the hashtag "#QAnon" added. [Business Insider, 9/8/20]

Noor bin Ladin QAnon Twitter 5/17/20

[Twitter, 5/17/20]

Noor bin Ladin QAnon Twitter 6/24/20

[Twitter, 6/24/20]

Bin Ladin follows multiple QAnon accounts on Parler. [Parler, retrieved 8/18/20]

Noor bin Ladin Parler 1
Noor bin Ladin Parler 2

An Instagram account in Noor bin Ladin’s name features QAnon hashtags, imagery, and more.

An Instagram account with her name, using the handle @RealNoorBL, is also not verified. Unlike Twitter, the page is not linked from bin Ladin’s website. It has been referenced by outlets like News.com.au, Heavy, RT, and pro-Trump pages. The Instagram account has apparent pictures of bin Ladin. Like the Twitter account, there are posts with QAnon hashtags and imagery, and even direct screenshots of Q posts.

The QAnon conspiracy theory has been linked to multiple instances of violence, and the FBI has listed it as a terrorism threat.

QAnon has been linked to violence and terrorism.

The conspiracy theory, which revolves around an anonymous account known as “Q,” started on far-right message board site 4chan and later moved to fellow far-right message board site 8chan, which has since relaunched as 8kun. (Beyond the QAnon conspiracy theory, 8chan/8kun has been linked to multiple instances of white supremacist terrorism, including the 2019 massacre in El Paso, Texas.)

The “Q” account’s claim -- and the conspiracy theory’s premise -- is that President Donald Trump was working with then-special counsel Robert Mueller to take down the president’s perceived enemies, the “deep state,” and pedophiles. Multiple adherents to the conspiracy theory have been tied to acts of violence, including multiple murders and attempted kidnappings, and an FBI field office released a memo in May 2019 that listed QAnon as a potential domestic terrorism threat. [Media Matters, 7/27/20]

27 candidates, including 25 Republicans who have endorsed QAnon are congressional ballots in November. Others are running as write-ins. [Media Matters, updated 10/14/20]

There are over a dozen instances of Fox News’ biggest stars amplifying and in some cases openly embracing the QAnon conspiracy theory both on the airwaves and off going back to 2018. [Media Matters, 8/21/20]