Hero of September 11 Hijackers Still Poisoning Young Minds

(Sydney Morning Herald) Paul McGeough - Five of the September 11 hijackers were recruited from the mosque of Sheik Ahmed Al Hawashi in the misty mountains of Asir, south of Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia. "Sheik Al Hawashi was the evil father of the whole thing here. He was the one behind it all and he is still there - he knew five of the kids and he was praying with them," said Dr. Ali Al Mosa, a reform campaigner. The Saudi royal family draws its legitimacy from a power-sharing arrangement with the religious establishment under which the likes of Sheik Al Hawashi have inordinate control over education and the law.

2002-10-10 00:00:00

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