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Omar al Bayoumi

9-11 plotters Associate

LocationSaudi Arabia1
Affiliation9-11 plotters
Alternate Spelling(s)Omar al-Bayoumi, Omar Ahmed Al Bayoumi
Date of Birth19571
Narrative and Notes
  • Business student in San Diego in early 2000. Associate of Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar after their arrival in January 2000.
  • He helped them get set up in San Diego. Hazmi apparently considered him a Saudi spy.
  • Center of much post-9-11 suspicion; however, the 9-11 commission described him as "a devout Muslim, obliging and gregarious" and said it is unlikely he is an extremist.
  • He left the United States in August 2001.
  • He was investigated by the FBI on a terrorism issue in 1999, but the allegations against him were deemed groundless.1,2
  • Mohdar Abdullah claims Bayoumi asked him "to acclimiate the hijackers to the United States." Bayoumi denies this.2
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.1.
    2 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Footnotes.
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