Mohamed Atta

In mid-August, 2001, Egyptian-born Atta settled on the date of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, choosing a week when Congress would be back from its summer break. Bin Laden wanted to strike... more 
Mohamed Atta

In mid-August, 2001, Egyptian-born Atta settled on the date of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, choosing a week when Congress would be back from its summer break. Bin Laden wanted to strike the White House; Atta preferred the Capitol as an easier target. It was Atta who hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center.

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