1,692. 5/29/2000

“On May 29 [2000], [future 9/11 hijacker Marwan] al Shehhi flew from Brussels, Belgium, into Newark International Airport in New Jersey. He…waited for Amir [aka fellow hijacker Mohammed Atta], who followed five days later, flying out of Prague [Czech Republic] to Newark. …Both Amir and Shehhi were admitted for six-month visits. Amir’s visa was issued using the first and last names in his passport. As is often the case with Arabs, neither Amir nor anyone in his family had ever used that last name. In effect, then, when he came to the United States he came as a brand-new man–Mohammed Atta.”

 – Terry McDermott, Perfect Soldiers, Page 194

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