Sept. 11 Attacks
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, an imam from Kuwait, delivered fiery videotaped sermons in Arabic that were intended to drive “more men to al Qaeda and its mission. Al Qaeda needed these young men to be its next generation of terrorists.”
A defense attorney made the surprise announcement Wednesday that his client, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, would testify.
At a hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan rejected a request by defense lawyers. They’d sought to call Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as a witness at the terrorism trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith.
A pair of FBI agents were the first witnesses called by the defense on Monday. The agents testified that they first met Sulaiman Abu Ghaith a year ago on the tarmac in Jordan as he stood beside the plane that would fly him to New York to stand trial.
The witness, Sahim Alwan, was called Thursday to testify against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith. Abu Ghaith is charged with conspiring to kill Americans and conspiring to support al Qaeda.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to kill Americans after the Sept. 11 attacks.
The underground passageway will link the PATH station entrance on West Broadway and Vesey Street with Brookfield Place, which will eventually include retail and dining.
One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday
The 9/11 Commission has issued a report card that says first responders still can’t communicate with one another.
The NY1-Marist Poll released Thursday found 49 percent of New York City residents expressed concern about another attack, with 17 percent saying they were “very worried” and 32 percent feeling “worried.”
The medical examiner’s office announced Thursday that it had successfully matched another set of remains to a 32-year-old man who had been assumed dead in the collapse. Officials declined to release the man’s name.
The final pieces of the dreaded Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan were being removed Thursday, forever turning the page on the city’s dark history.