Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

July 20, 2005

Father of 9/11 Hijacker Speaks Out

Filed under: — Different River @ 12:44 pm

From the London Daily Mail:

Father of 9/11 hijacker warns of 50-year war

11:56am 20th July 2005

The father of one of the September 11 hijackers said today he had no sorrow for what had happened in London and claimed more terrorist attacks would follow.

Egyptian Mohamed el-Amir, whose son Mohamed Atta commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York, said there was a double standard in the way the world viewed the victims in London and victims in the Islamic world.

El-Amir said the attacks in the US and the July 7 attacks in Britain were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.

Speaking to a CNN producer in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, he declared that terror cells around the world were a “nuclear bomb that has now been activated and is ticking”.

Cursing in Arabic, el-Amir also denounced Arab leaders and Muslims who condemned the London attacks as being traitors and non-Muslims.

He passionately vowed that he would do anything within his power to encourage more attacks.

So much for the theories that (1) terrorism is caused by the desperation of poverty, and (2) that the motivations of Islamic terrorists have nothing to do with Islam.

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