Sept. 11 Attacks
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was sentenced in federal court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who said he saw “no remorse whatsoever” from the 48-year-old imam.
The bracelet was engraved with the name of fallen New York City firefighter Michael Otten, who died on Sept. 11. The firefighter’s widow, Marion Otten, said her son lost the bracelet on the beach at Robert Moses State Park a decade ago.
The 749 New Jersey residents killed on 9/11 were remembered Sunday during a ceremony at the Empty Sky Memorial in Liberty State Park.
The attendance total has topped projections by about 5 percent since the institution opened, President Joe Daniels said.
Lee Ielpi, the center’s president and co-founder, said he’s still seeing full tours daily.
The steel and glass museum houses more than 10,000 artifacts, 23,000 photographs, 1,900 oral histories and 500 hours of film and video. It opens to the public May 21.
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.