Anyone who thinks that 9/11 was an ”inside job” should check themselves into the nearest mental institution for some badly needed help.
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‘I knew I was in over my head’: Trained terrorist explains why he quit the jihad as he testifies in trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law
- Sahim Alwan was trained at an al-Qaeda camp in Afhganistan in the lead-up to the 9/11 attacks
- The Lackawanna, New York-native quit the terrorist group when he realized he might be used as a suicide bomber
- Alwan testified as a witness this week in the trial of Suliam Abu Ghaith – Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law
- Ghaith is accused of recruiting members for al-Qaeda
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 01:39 GMT, 7 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:08 GMT, 9 March 2014
An American who trained at an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve testified Thursday how he encountered Osama bin Laden and the terror group’s spokesman at a safe house — and that bin Laden hinted that a suicide attack on U.S. soil was in the works.
‘Just know you have brothers willing to carry their souls in their hands,’ bin Laden told the witness, Sahim Alwan, and other recruits, Alwan said on the witness stand in federal court in Manhattan.
Asked what he thought that meant, Alwan responded, ‘To die.’
Signing them up: Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Suliman Abu Ghayth (right) is currently on trial in New York for recruiting terrorists before 9/11
His testimony came at the trial of bin Laden’s son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who’s accused of plotting to kill Americans by being a motivational speaker at al-Qaida training camps before the September 11 attacks and as a spokesman for the terror group afterward when it sought to recruit more militants to its cause.
Alwan, 41, was among a half-dozen men who became known as the Lackawanna Six after their arrests on charges of providing material support to terrorists by attending bin Laden’s al-Farooq camp in Afghanistan in 2001. He pleaded guilty in 2003 and served about seven years behind bars.
Testifying under subpoena, Alwan told jurors that he became an aspiring jihadist after worshipping at a mosque in Lackawanna , New York, where he grew up. In April of 2001, he traveled to Pakistan and crossed the border to Afghanistan, where he was directed to the safe house to wait for an assignment to a training camp.
Motivational speaker: Prosecutors say Ghayth was a motivational speaker at al-Qaida training camps before the September 11 attacks