CHICAGO (CBSDC) — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told an audience Sunday that “Israelis and Zionist Jews” played key roles in the 9/11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

Delivering Part 2 of his Saviours’ Day 2015 sermon in Chicago on Sunday, Farrakhan cited 9/11 conspiracy theorists and stated that the root of the attacks “was not committed by Arabs or Muslims at all.���

“It is now becoming apparent that there were many Israelis and Zionist Jews in the key roles of the 9/11 attacks,” the Nation of Islam leader said. “If they can prove me wrong, I’ll pay with my life, since they want to kill me anyway. Prove me wrong. We’re dealing with thieves and liars and murderers.”

Farrakhan claimed that many Israelis were arrested immediately after the attacks but released and sent to Israel.

“We know that an Israeli film crew dressed as Arabs were filming the Twin Towers before the first plane went in,” he said. “In other words, these Israelis had full knowledge of the attacks.”

Farrakhan continued: “We know that many Jews received a text message not to come to work on September 11th. Who sent that message that kept them from showing up?” Within minutes of the attacks, Ehud Barak, the founder and master of the Israeli military’s covert operation force, was in a London studio of the BBC blaming Osama bin laden and calling for a war on terror. And we know that Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience in Israel, we are benefitting from one thing and that is the attack on the Twin towers and Pentagon and the American struggle in Iraq. He added that these catastrophes and wars would swing the American public opinion in the favor of Israel.”

He then called on the U.S. to investigate these claims.

“Why won’t America investigate what these scholars and scientists have uncovered about 9/11 and who was really behind it? It now appears that 9/11 was a false flag operation, which is an attack by one country but made to appear like that attack came from another in order to start a war between them. Is this what friendship is?” Farrakahn questioned.

This year’s Saviours’ Day marked the 85th year the Nation of Islam has been in existence.