He took the risk, and, for forty-eight hours, Fouda listened as Mohammed, head of al-Qaeda’s military committee, and Binalshibh, the link between Mohammed Atta and the senior al-Qaeda leadership, proudly claimed responsibility for the attacks on New York and the Pentagonthe first time al-Qaeda took direct responsibilityand detailed for the first time exactly how the plot was conceived and executed.
The authors, uniquely positioned because of their prior unprecedented access and research, deliver a thrilling account of what has happened since. What has changed in the intervening years to this insidious global network? How does Osama bin Laden’s capture and death affect its continuing operation? This is a must-read for anyone who wants to know not only the full truth behind September 11, but also the implications of recent events for the future of global security.
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About the Author
Yosri Fouda is a former star al-Jazeera and BBC reporter. He currently works for Egyptian television.
Table of Contents
Prologue: Gun Battle in Karachi - The Arrest of Ramzi Binalshibh 15
Chapter 1 Invitation to the Unknown 23
Chapter 2 Jihad in Pakistan 39
Chapter 3 Omar Sheikh - The Deadly Apprentice 53
Chapter 4 Living With the Enemy 73
Chapter 5 Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - Family Business 88
Chapter 6 Unlocking the Masterminds 105
Chapter 7 ?The Hour is Nigh, the Moon is Split' 123
Chapter 8 Grasping at Shadows 148
Chapter 9 The Aftermath 166
Appendix 1 201
Appendix 2 211