2,225. 8/2/2001

9/11 hijackers Hani Hanjour and Khalid al-Mihdhar obtained papers as official residents of Virginia on August 1, 2001. “The next day [August 2, 2001], Hanjour and al-Mihdhar made use of their new identity papers to become sponsors of ‘logistics men’ Majed Moqed and [Salim] Alhamzi. The other hijackers procured new identification papers the same way. …Without them, anyone on September 11 who didn’t have a driver’s license would have had to show, upon check-in, his Arabic passport.”

 – Der Spiegel, Inside 9-11, Pages 24-25

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