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Gadahn 9-11-2006 video

Public Address

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Issued Sept. 11, 20061
ParticipantsAdam Gadahn, Osama bin Laden
Narrative and Notes
ReliableThe video, Gadahn's fifth, contained statements by Osama bin Laden and video footage of the World Trade Center on 9-11.

Gadahn said:

  • "All the brothers who took part in the raids on America were dedicated, strong-willed, highly motivated individuals with a burning concern for Islam and Muslims."

  • "Look at the pilots, Mohammed Atta, Marwan Shehhi, Ziad Jarrah, Hani Hanjour. All of them had lived and studied in the West. All of them had the world within their reach, if they had wanted it. But how could they live with themselves, if they were to enjoy this worldly life while their Ummah burns."

  • "In hindsight, everything that al-Qaeda was doing was preparation for the Manhattan and Washington raids, and the expected crusader invasion."1
    1United States vs. Adam Gadahn, indictment, unsealed Oct. 11, 2006.
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