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MB's Mohamed Atta's father, Mohamed Al-Amir Atta, invented lie of "5 dancing Isr..." sought to aid more jihadi massacres

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Submitted by Magali (United States), Dec 18, 2021 at 19:29

Mohamed Al-Amir Atta:

* Muslim Brothethood fanatic.

* He maliciously invented in Sep 2001 the lie, blood libel on supposed "dancing J..." The racist Aram-Muslim used the term 'Jews' in his lie.

* Lied that he "spoke" to his son right after his son was killed in the mass murder 911 massacre.

* He justified Muslims' terror.

* Sought to finance more terror massacres in London, in 2005.

اختراع الكذبة الشريرة كأن إسرائيليين يرقصون - اخترعها محمد الأمير عطا - والد القاتل الجماعي في 11 سبتمبر


Father insists son just a scapegoat in attack on N.Y. landmark

By E.A. Torriero and Tribune Staff Reporter. Staff Reporter.

Tribune Staff Reporter E.A. Torriero Is On Assignment In Cairo

Sep 20, 2001

... Increasingly, Arabs blame drug lords, the Israeli secret service, the Japanese Red Army and the American Mafia for engineering the attacks--unsubstantiated theories that appear as fact in newspapers across the region and are gaining popularity among the public.

"They want to try to hang this on the Arab world," Atta said of U.S. authorities searching for others responsible for the deaths .. in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Talking with journalists in his suburban Cairo apartment, Atta stomped around the living room, sometimes screaming, often ranting until his face turned red, denouncing America and its leaders.

Atta, 65, a reclusive, semiretired lawyer, said he talked to his son by phone two days after the World Trade Center attack. He refuses to believe that his only son could be dead and is sure America is framing him through fabricated reports of his movements from Germany to Florida before the hijacking.

"Mohamed is smarter, more honorable and more polite than you and me both," he said, a cigarette dangling from his mouth. "America has a long history of terrorism dating back to the Ku Klux Klan."

When pressed, Atta refused to discuss personal details concerning his son, a 33-year-old urban planner who left Cairo in 1992 to attend schools in Germany and Italy...

Atta refuses to speculate why his son has not surfaced if he is alive. But he says that U.S. pressures have likely forced his son to go into hiding, and is worried that Western agents may be holding him, although he has no proof to support that.

The elder Atta last saw his son about a year and half ago in Cairo. The father said he never visited his son abroad and does not believe he was in Florida learning how to fly a plane. He fumed at reports that his son had a passport from the United Arab Emirates.

"He is Egyptian and wouldn't be anything else," said Atta, who scoffed at news that his son and three other alleged hijackers left a flight manual in a rental car parked at Boston's Logan International Airport.

But those who knew the younger Atta say it is unlikely that he would have shared details of his life with his father because the two were distant...


The Day That Changed America

By Evan Thomas, Newsweek, 12/30/01

In Egypt in the late '80s, engineering schools, full of disillusioned students, were prime recruiting grounds for the Muslim Brotherhood; in the country's stagnant state-run economy, young engineering grads could look forward to low-paying, dead-end jobs in a bloated bureaucracy. Atta's parents were more ambitious for their children. His overbearing father, the elder Mohamed Al-Amir Atta, who grandly but preposterously described himself to NEWSWEEK as "one of the most important lawyers in Cairo," wanted his only son to study abroad. Only by learning German--"the language of engineers"--could young Atta catch up to his accomplished sisters, both of whom had doctorates. His son should go to Germany, the father decided.


Suspected ringleader's father condemns bin Laden tape as a 'forgery'

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2001
(12-13) 10:59 PST (AP) --

With BC-Afghan-Bin Laden Tape, Bjt

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The father of Mohammed Atta dismissed as a "forgery" a videotape released Thursday in which Osama bin Laden calls his son the leader of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers.
The father, Mohamed al-Amir al-Sayed Awad Atta, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he had not seen the tape, but declared it a "farce. All this is a forgery, a fabrication!"
"The whole world has been saying this name (Mohammed Atta). Where did bin Laden get the name from? Bin Laden got it from America," Atta said.

According to the translation of the tape, which was released by the United States on Thursday, bin Laden identifies Atta as being "in charge of the group."

U.S. investigators believe that Atta was the ringleader behind the hijackings of the four passenger planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvanian field.

The elder Atta, a 65-year-old retired lawyer, has repeatedly denied his son's involvement in the terrorist attacks that killed thousands and sparked the U.S.-led war against terrorism.

He has said his son might have been kidnapped and his papers stolen to implicate him in the attacks. He has also claimed to have spoken to his son by telephone after Sept. 11.

"America is the land of aberration and forgery," the father said, shouting "damn America!" before abruptly hanging up.
Atta, 33, is believed to have been at the controls of American Airlines Flight 11 when it hit the World Trade Center and has been linked to hijackers on two of the three other planes.

Investigators say Atta was part of a terrorist cell in Hamburg, Germany, and received flight training in Florida.

In the months before the attack, he met with Islamic extremists in Spain, inquired about crop-dusters in Florida, conferred with an Iraqi intelligence agent in Europe and skipped a court date in Florida for driving without a license.


Transcript | Inside The Terror Network | FRONTLINE | PBS

Inside the Terror Network
Program #2009
Original airdate: January 17, 2002

HEDRICK SMITH: But as Atta and his generation reached their early 20s, they were exposed to the angry passions and resentments swirling through Cairo-
PROTESTERS: [subtitles] God is great! Down with America!

HEDRICK SMITH: -anger at a ruling elite seen as corrupt and undemocratic. Anger, too, at America for supporting Egypt's rulers and being Israel's strongest ally. Atta heard echoes of this anger from his own father, which the father still voices to this day.

MOHAMED AL-AMIR ATTA, Sr.: [through interpreter] The pulse of the Arab streets say that America is a filthy thug! America is a filthy thug who wants to hit the Islamic nations!


Stephen E. Atkins, 9/11: The Essential Reference Guide,' ABC-CLIO, 2021, p. 16.

Atta, Mohamed el- Amir Awad el- Sayed (1968–2001) Mohamed el- Amir Awad el- Sayed Atta was the commander of the Al Qaeda team that hijacked ... His father was a middle- class lawyer with ties to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood.


Father of lead 9/11 hijacker defends son

Alone and tacitly mourning, the father of the lead Sept. 11 hijacker, Mohammed Atta, defends his son with denial and defiance.

Sept. 11, 2004, 12:07 AM EDT / Source: The Associated Press

The answers given by the snowy-haired, 68-year-old Egyptian in his apartment near the Pyramids tend to echo the anguish, defiance and inherent contradictions that have typified many Arab responses in the three years since the planes crashed into the twin trade towers and the Pentagon.

First, the denial: The attacks weren't the work of Muslim fanatics. "Look to Mossad," Israeli intelligence. Next, the rationalization: "No nation has done as much evil in the world as America did, and you do not expect God to punish it?" And then the defiance: "If a Palestinian flies a plane and strikes the White House and kills Bush, his wife and his daughters he will go to heaven. So will any Muslim who defends his faith."

There have always been Arab commentators urging their publics to look inward for answers rather than put all the blame on America. Lately, following the blood bath in the Russian school seized by Chechen attackers, such thinking has grown more noticeable. "Our terrorist sons are an end-product of our corrupted culture," Abdulrahman al-Rashed, general manager of Al-Arabiya television, wrote in a newspaper column after the massacre in Russia.
But the urge to blame outsiders remains strong, as evidenced by the paperbacks sold on Cairo's streets that explore the latest conspiracy theories, and which Atta cites as proof of Mossad involvement...

Bin Laden himself described Atta in a videotape months after the attacks as being "in charge of the group" that attacked America...

Atta's father would say only that he raised his boy to be a good Muslim.

"Muslims should not accept injustice and half-solutions," he said. "Islam says, 'fight those who fight you."'

Atta's father praises London bombs

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Posted: 1257 GMT (2057 HKT)

CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow.

Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers.

Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir's son, Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center as part of the attacks on the United States.
El-Amir said the attacks in the United States and the July 7 attacks in London were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.

He declared that terror cells around the world were a "nuclear bomb that has now been activated and is ticking."

The man, who gave his age as "at least 70," said he had no sorrow for what happened in London, and said there was a double standard in the way the world viewed the victims in London and victims in the Islamic world.

Cursing in Arabic, el-Amir also denounced Arab leaders and Muslims who condemned the London attacks as being traitors and non-Muslims.

He passionately vowed that he would do anything within his power to encourage more attacks.

When asked if he would allow a CNN crew to videotape another interview with him, el-Amir said he would give his permission -- for a price of $5,000.

That money, he said, would not be kept for himself, but would be donated to someone to carry out another terror attack.

El-Amir said that $5,000 was about how much it would cost to finance another attack in London.

CNN's crew refused to pay for the interview and left after el-Amir's request.
It is CNN policy not to pay people for interviews.

A lawyer by trade, el-Amir had a sign on his apartment door saying he was a consultant.
The security guard for the apartment building said el-Amir had been under surveillance by Egyptian agents for several months after the September 11 attacks, but no one had been watching him recently.


David Sheen, "Were the notorious..." The Gray Zone, Sep 11, 2021.

'At no point did Maria or any witness allege that the Israeli men were dancing in any way. The FBI report refers to the men as the "Israeli Nationals" and "The High Fivers." The first documented allegation that the men had danced in celebration of the Twin Towers attack comes not from any American law enforcement agency, but rather from the father of Mohammad Atta, the ringleader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated cell that hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and crashed it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
On September 28, 2001, a USA Today article entitled "Conspiracy theories say Israel did it" cited Egyptian news agency MENA's interview with the elder Atta, complaining that insufficient focus was being paid to reports that the FBI had "seized a number of Jews while they were dancing in celebration over the incidents."...

An internal FBI memo dated September 24, 2001 stated: "Both the Newark and the New York Divisions conducted a thorough investigation which determined that none of the Israelis had any information on prior knowledge regarding the bombing of the World Trade Center. Furthermore, Newark and New York determined that none of the Israelis were actively engaged in clandestine intelligence activities in the United States." '

[Conspiracy Theories say Israel [sic] did it. By James Cox, USA TODAY, Sep. 28, 2001.

The Muslim world
World Trade Center

... A group of five [sic] Jews was arrested shortly following the attacks after being spotted videotaping the crashes on a New York rooftop and [sic] dancing in jubilation... Typical is an editorial in the Syria Times...

The grieving father of suspected hijacker Mohamed Atta, interviewed by Egyptian news agency MENA, wondered why U.S. media outlets has chosen to ignore that U.S. authorities seized a number of Jews while they were [sic] dancing [sic] in celebration [sic] of over the incidents."
The answer to that question was obvious to Ismail Abu-Shanab, a member of the militants Palestinian group Hamas.]


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