Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers

2012-09-13 14:05
A police officer (R) and others walk in the streets covered in debris near the World Trade Centre towers 11 September 2001, in New York. (Stan Honda, AFP)

A police officer (R) and others walk in the streets covered in debris near the World Trade Centre towers 11 September 2001, in New York. (Stan Honda, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Dubai - Al-Qaeda on Thursday posted an online video of two plane hijackers of the 11 September 2001 suicide attacks, which they said were part of a war to drive US forces out of the Arabian Peninsula.

Salim al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar, two of the 19 extremists who hijacked the four airliners, appeared reading their wills, in a video produced by As-Sahab media arm of al-Qaeda and provided by the US-based Site Monitoring Services.

Mihdar, dressed in a military jacket and a white turban, with a machinegun to his left, said he was reading his will on 21 Safar 1422, on the Islamic calendar, which was 26 April 2001.

Mihdar is believed to have landed in the United States in January 2000.

"Arab leaders... have gone far in betraying their nation and have permitted Christian Americans into the land of the two holy sites" of Mecca and Medina, he said.

The operation was "part of jihad [holy war] campaign against the United States and its supporters", said Hazmi in a separate message.

Nearly 3 000 killed

"It is to restore dignity for Muslims and to drive you out of the Arabian Peninsula," said Hazmi, who appeared with a patchy beard, wearing a brown thawb garment and a black turban.

"The Aqsa mosque [in Jerusalem] is being desecrated... and the Arabian Peninsula is full of US and British troops that fight Allah," he said in a clear reference to foreign troops based at the time in Saudi Arabia.

Nearly 3 000 people were killed when al-Qaeda hijackers slammed two airliners into New York's World Trade Centre.

Another plane hit the Pentagon, while the fourth slammed into a field in Pennsylvania after passengers fought the hijackers.

The two assailants appeared in a video titled The Emerging Sun of Victory Over the Victorious Ummah and the Vanquished Crusades, which comprises mainly of another audio message by al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri slamming Muslim countries for not being able to defeat Israel.

"These governments cannot liberate Palestine. In fact, they are helping in keeping occupation in Palestine," he said, condemning the new Arab governments run by Islamists for "declaring that they will keep [peace] agreements" with Israel.

Read more on:    al-qaeda  |  9/11 attacks  |  religion
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
41 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

At last you are able to see the light. You are able to break through obstacles in an innovative and original way. Visualisation is...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.