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Did Atta and other terrorists attended Mosques?

Reader comment on item: [Mosque Mischief and] Counting Mosques

Submitted by Freidoon (United States), Feb 4, 2003 at 22:17

Did Atta and other terrorists of 9/11 attended Mosques? Does anyone have the answer? I actually do not know.

Last Year in LA, a Jewish defense league member was arrested for planning to bomb mosques. Did FBI catch him by watching temples? I was surprised when they caught him. They must have been listening to him somewhere.

I am not sure what this really means for intelligence gathering. FBI used to watch Baptist churches in the 60's also. Does FBI have enough arabic or farsi speaking agents?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes, Mohammed Atta and two of the other pilots, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah, attended and were radicalized at Hamburg's Al-Quds mosque, where they were approached by al-Qaida's Khalid Sheik Mohammed. (Staff)

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