Terrorist Atta’s Father Loved The London Bombings
Whenever has the old phrase “like father, like son” been more apt than this?
The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow.
Speaking to CNN producer Ayman Mohyeldin Tuesday in his apartment in the upper-middle-class Cairo suburb of Giza, Mohamed el-Amir said he would like to see more attacks like the July 7 bombings of three London subway trains and a bus that killed 52 people, plus the four bombers.
So if there are those of you who wondered: “How can someone become as merciless, fanatical and filled with hatred as that?” you now apparently have at least a good chunk of the answer. MORE:
Displayed prominently in the apartment were pictures of el-Amir’s son, Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have piloted American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center as part of the attacks on the United States.
El-Amir said the attacks in the United States and the July 7 attacks in London were the beginning of what would be a 50-year religious war, in which there would be many more fighters like his son.
He declared that terror cells around the world were a “nuclear bomb that has now been activated and is ticking.”
The man, who gave his age as “at least 70,” said he had no sorrow for what happened in London, and said there was a double standard in the way the world viewed the victims in London and victims in the Islamic world.
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.
He is, you see, only focused on the spiritual aspect of his struggle. Well, not quite:
When asked if he would allow a CNN crew to videotape another interview with him, el-Amir said he would give his permission — for a price of $5,000.
That money, he said, would not be kept for himself, but would be donated to someone to carry out another terror attack.El-Amir said that $5,000 was about how much it would cost to finance another attack in London.
CNN’s crew refused to pay for the interview and left after el-Amir’s request.
A big applause for CNN — and a big “BOO” for el-Amir who apparently raised his son to become a human piece of ammunition and wants other Muslim youths to be raised to be the same.