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Mohamed Atta is certainly the alleged hijacker can be best proven that he had a double.

The list is long when he was at two different places basically at the same time:

September 7, 2001 alone is a very convincing example. The same goes for September 8, 2001 -when either Atta is in two different places at the same time or somebody exactly acting like Atta is in a place where Atta had been seen before already).

For further details: http://www.team8plus.org/forum_viewtopic.php?6.1704

Furthermore the Atta witnessed in the Phillipines (1998-2000) is in strong contradiction to the official Atta being in Germany at that time.

The same goes for Atta being reported as having asked for a job at Frankfurt airport in February 2001 while officially being in the US.

One witness sees Atta in Logan Airport on the morning of September 9 though he was officially in Balitimore.

Atta was witnessed in Hamburg in April 2001 although he officially didn’t leave the country at that time.

Atta is supposed to have vacated his Hamburg flat on March 11, 2001 although officially he’s in the US at that time.

Atta is also witnessed in Hamburg in April 2001 although he officially is still in the US at that time.

There are reports of Atta studying in Spain in 1997 and 1998 although he is seen studying in Hamburg at the same time.

A credit card receipt seems to place Atta in New York on September 10 though he was officially in Boston and later the day in Portland.

Even the official program "Able Danger" that is much in the news is strong evidence for this alleged hijacker having a double: How come Atta was identified by Able Danger as being part of the Brooklyn group in January 2000 though Atta officially only arrived in June 2000?

And how come Able Danger also uncovered Atta and Al Shehhi living in Wayne (close to Paterson) while officially they have been at that time in Florida?

Atta’s repeatedly witnessed presence in Toronto does hardly fit with the official timeline neither. See "The month leading to September 11".

Furthermore several strong indications underline the presence of two Attas:

On documents we see two clearly different hand writings:

On the one hand are his signatures of the different car rentals on the other hand his Florida driver’s licence and his application at the Florida department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

(Please note the differences in the "M" and the "A" and the fact that one is written without interruption)

His English is sometimes described as almost without accent sometimes as bad and heavily accented. In Germany he speaks almost without accent although he only learnt German just before entering the country but Rudi Dekkers in Venice remarked that Atta didn’t seem to understand German.

And in Germany he is described as being almost 5’ 4’’. In the US we have estimations of 5’ 8’’ and even 5’ 10’’ (his visa application states also 5-feet-8).

Please note that the photo is his ID presented at the Moussaoui trial doesn’t resemble him at all. (See document section)

Why do the LaConcas not recognize him on any photo presented to them by the FBI (See "Height" in background information)?

Some evidence underline that somebody with the same name as Atta was in the US before his official date of entry:

Why did he rent apartments in New York clearly before entering the States?

And how come people state they might have witnessed Atta in Hollywood already in 1999?

Further important issues:

Atta received a visa in May 2000 although he was under the observation of the CIA.

Why didn’t the fact that somebody called Mohamed Atta was responsible for a bus bombing 1986 in Israel pose no problem to Atta at any time obtain his papers?

Why does Atta overstay his visa by no less then 32 days and decides to leave the US and test his luck when re-entering on January 10, 2001? Why this lack of carefulness? Is the official explanation for Atta entering with two different INS papers convincing?

How come that Rudi Dekkers not only had the impression Atta had already had flight training but also saw in his logbook that he already had done previous flight hours?

Please note that right after 911 Atta had strong ties to Vero Beach. But this will never be reported ever since. For further details: www.team8plus.org/forum_viewtopic.php?7.35

Note that apparently the name on his luggage on 911 is "Moham Atta". For further details: www.team8plus.org/forum_viewtopic.php?7.1686

The strange resurfacing of Mohamed Arajaki who claims to have been the boy-friend of Amanda Keller and mistaken for Atta!

See: www.team8plus.org/forum_viewtopic.php?7.192

Why does the name with which Atta signed his testament not show up on the list of alias by the FBI?

How come the finnlist mentions a quite different name?

How come the finnlist mentions an address in Delray Beach, Washington and Baltimore?

And why on earth does the finnlist mentions "Marwan Al Shehhi" as an alias for Atta?

Please note the strange circumstances surrounding Atta’s short stay in Prague end of May/beginning of June 2000.

Why does the FBI state Atta had a Florida ID while the Commission denies this (July 2001 A)?

Please also note that according to first accounts Atta held a passport of the United Arab Emirate while the FBI had already declared he is Egyptian.


Terrorist Travel doesn’t it mention.




Official name:

Sep 14: Mohamed Atta

Sep 27: Mohamed Atta

Jan ‘02: Mohamed Atta

finnlist Mohammad Atta


Official photo:

Mohamed Atta

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Mohamed Atta Elami Awad ElSayed ID nokomis

(cut out of Awad ElSayed Mohamed Elami’s ID presented at the Moussaoui trial. )
Please note that this was an alias of Atta.



Further photos:


Date of birth:

Sep 14:   (used) September 1, 1968

Sep 27:   (used) September 1, 1968

Jan ‘02:  (used) September 1, 1968

finnlist:   September 1, 1968



Sep 14: Hollywood, Florida/ Coral Springs, Florida/ Hamburg, Germany

Sep 27: Hollywood, Florida/ Coral Springs, Florida/ Hamburg, Germany

Jan ‘02: Hollywood, Florida/ Coral Springs, Florida/ Hamburg, Germany

finnlist: address in Venice, FL; address in Coral Springs, FL; address in Hollywood, FL; address in Delray Beach, FL; address in Washington D.C.; address in Baltimore, MD; four addresses in Hamburg, Germany


Further remarks:

Sep 14: Believed to be a pilot

Sep 27: Believed to be a pilot

Possible Egyptian national

Jan ‘02: Believed to be a pilot

Possible Egyptian national



Sep 14: -

Sep 27: Mehan Atta; Mohammad El Amir; Muhammad Atta; Mohamed El Sayed;

Mohamed Elsayed; Muhammad Muhammad Al Amir Awag Al Sayyid Atta; Muhammad Muhammad Al-Amir Awad Al Sayad

Jan ‘02: Mehan Atta; Mohammad El Amir; Muhammad Atta; Mohamed El Sayed;
Mohamed Elsayed; Muhammad Muhammad Al Amir Awag Al Sayyid Atta; Muhammad Muhammad Al-Amir Awad Al Sayad

finnlist: Mohamed Atta, M. Attar, Mohamed El-Amir; Marwan Al-Shehhi, ElSayed, Bouchra Mohammed Atta, Mohammed Atta, Mohammed Mohammed Elamir Awad Alsayed, Mohamed Mohamed El Amir Awad, Awaid El Sayed, Mohammed Mohamed El Amir Awad, Elsayed Atta


Identification documents

according to « Terrorist Travel »

Florida driver’s licence (see May 2, 2001)



Atta’s car rentals (all save the first one including signatures):









Atta’s passport:



Atta’s application at the Florida department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
(including signature):




Florida licence (including signature):




(Terrorist Travel, 188)



Flight record:


Atta’s alleged Last will:


Atta’s ID (Moussaoui trial):

www.rcfp.org/moussaoui/jpg/size600/MM00113-1.jpg (low res)

www.rcfp.org/moussaoui/jpg/MM00113-1.jpg  (hires)

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His application at Huffman.





September 1, 1968:

"Mohamed Atta was born on September 1, 1968, in Kafr el Sheikh, Egypt, to a middle-class family headed by his father, an attorney."

CR, 160


Atta "enters the engineering department at Cairo University. His dad, a well-to-do lawyer, says his son never cursed. He never drank. He said his prayers without complaint.

"I am the one who convinced him to learn German because it is the language of engineering of the world," his father told ABC News in Cairo. »


1990 A:

"After graduating from Cairo University with a degree in architectural engineering in 1990, Atta worked as an urban planner in Cairo for a couple of years."

CR, 160

1990 B:

"Atta joins the Engineers Syndicate, which is one of three professional associations controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, although he later says that he was not a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. »


Fall 1991:

"He asked a German family he had met in Cairo to help him continue his education in Germany. They suggested he come to Hamburg and invited him to live with them there, at least initially."

CR, 160

July 1992:

"After completing a course in German, Atta traveled to Germany for the first time in July 1992. He resided briefly in Stuttgart."

CR, 160

[i]Comment: What did he do in Stuttgart although he wanted to study in Hamburg?[/i]

Either September or December 1992:

"Two months after his arrival, Atta secures a part-time job at Plankontor, an urban planning consultancy in Ottensen, Hamburg."


[i]Comment: The article doesn’t make clear if they mean Atta’s arrival in Germany or specifically in Hamburg.[/i]

Fall 1992:

He "moved to Hamburg to live with his host family. After enrolling at the University of Hamburg, he promptly transferred into the city engineering and planning course at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, where he would remain registered as a student until the fall of 1999."

CR, 160

October 1992:

"the month Atta enrolled".



Between October 1992 and September 11, 2001:

"Within Germany, the focus of inquiries broadened to another northern port city, Kiel. It appears that Mohamed Atta, the man accused of leading the onslaught on September 11, lived and worked there during a previously obscure stage in his life.

Employees at the Kiel job centre said they had recognised Atta from photographs in the media. They said that he had worked temporarily as a translator in the city. »


[i]Comment: Officially Atta never lived in Kiel which is quite close to Hamburg but not at all around the corner. How can Atta who just has learnt German in Egypt start working as a translator?[/i]

December 1992:

"Just two months after his arrival, he secured a part-time job with Plankontor, a planning consultancy in the trendy Hamburg district of Ottensen."



« Ralph Bodenstein joins Mohamed Atta and Volker Hauth in a project sponsored by the German government, writing a report on the renovation work being undertaken by the Egyptian government on the old city gates. The subsequent report is deemed excellent. The same year, Atta goes on a student trip to Istanbul.

Atta and Volker Hauth go to Aleppo, Syria on a field trip for several weeks to research what would become his thesis, the conflict between Islam and modernity as reflected in the planning of historical cities.

Atta takes six months off from Plankontor to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, sending them a postcard from the holy city."



December 1994 A:

"Mohamed Atta returns to Syria and makes contact with members in the committee of the project to revive old Aleppo."


December 1994 B:

Atta stayed for one night in a hotel in Prague.

(CR, 228)

1995 A:

According to the BKA, the German Federal Office for criminal investigations :

"In 1995 there had been an investigation against him due to small drug offenses and forgeries of telephone cards, criminal trifles. "

Jürgen Roth: Netzwerke des Terrors (networks of terror), p. 9f

(translation by John Doe II)

[i]Comments: Drugs are an interesting occupation for a fundamentalist! [/I]

1995 B:

"Czech media reports note that a Mohamed Sayed Ahmed is listed in the Czech trade register as owner of a Prague-based firm called Electric Construction Co., founded in 1995."



"An Egyptian from Cairo named Mohamed Sayed Ahmed established two firms in Prague. The cover-name Mohamed Sayed was used by the suicide pilot Atta, also an Egyptian from Cairo."

(Czech News Agency, 10/31/01)

[i]Comment: It’s hard to see how the Atta studying in Germany and reportedly never travelling to Prague at that time can have established two firms. If this is simply a different innocent person it is worth noticing that he as well comes from Cairo and Atta used his name as an alias.

Please have a look at: PRAGUE[/i]


1995 C:

"According to Binalshibh, as early as 1995 Atta sought to organize a Muslim student association in Hamburg."

CR, 160


August 1995:

"Atta grows a distinctive beard shortly before he takes a three-month trip to Egypt with Volker Hauth and Ralph Bodenstein in order to conduct research for their project."


(Toronto Star, 9/22/01)



"Unknown to his German hosts, Atta may have taken part in a bus bombing in 1996 in Saudi Arabia, officials say. "

(Knight Ridder, 9/28/01)

April 11, 1996 :

Atta apparently wrote his last will. The Arabic original was never made public. The text was translated by the FBI.


Mid- to late 1990’s:

"It is also likely that at least some of the men overlapped in Daytona Beach in the mid- to late-1990's. A manager at the Anatole apartments near Daytona Beach International Airport said Ahmed al-Ghamdi, who was on United Airlines Flight 175, lived in the complex in 1995, while Waleed al-Shehri lived there from May through December 1997, while he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. (School officials say they have no record of Mr. Ghamdi attending the school.) Records also indicate that a man whose name matched Mohammed Atta's lived at a different address in Daytona Beach during the mid- to late 1990's."

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(New York Times, 9/15/01)

online: http://www.amanaonline.com/Articles/art_122.htm

[i]Comment: Which of course is in stark contradiction to the Atta who is known to be in Germany at that point.[/i]


Spanish newspaper El Mundo later reports, "According to several professors at the Valencia School of Medicine, some of whom are forensic experts, (Mohamed Atta) was a student there in 1997 or 1998. Although he used another name then, they remember his face among the students that attended anatomy classes." It is also suggested that "years before, as a student he went to Tarragona.


[i]Comment: It goes without saying that this would be a clear proof of TWO Attas.[/i]

June 1997:

"Atta was laid off by Plankontor. The partners had bought a CAD system and his draughtsmanship was not needed. 'When he was given his last sum of money, he got too much from us and he sent it back,' recalled Frinken. 'He said that he hadn't earned it and he didn't want any more'."



Summer 1997 - October 1998:

"Machule said Atta then took a long break from his studies. The recollections of others show it could only have been in the period from the end of the academic year in 1997 to the start of the academic year in 1998 - a gap of 15 months which the Egyptian explained to his professor as being for family reasons."



Mid-1997 - October 1998:

"Atta leaves Plankontor and drops out of university for 15 months. From mid-1997 to October 1998, Atta seems to disappear from Hamburg, telling his thesis advisor that he was gone for family reasons. Investigators speculate that this is when Atta went to Afghanistan for training with Al Qaeda."



Fall 1997:

"He joined a working group at the Quds mosque in Hamburg, a group designed to bridge the gap between Muslims and Christians."

CR, 160



"On a visit home to Egypt in 1998, Atta met one of his college friends. According to this friend, Atta had changed a great deal, had grown a beard, and had "obviously adopted fundamentalism" by that time."

CR, 161



Atta and Marwan Alshehhi live periodically in the town of Mabalacat, Philippines. They stay in the Woodland Resort hotel and apparently learn to fly planes at a nearby flight school. Philippine and US investigators have looked into these visits but haven't confirmed the hijackers' presence there. Locals, however, are certain they saw them frequently partying, drinking alcohol, sleeping with local women, and consorting with many other, unknown Arabs (most of whom disappear shortly before 9/11).





August 1998:

A German inquiry into Mounir El Motassadeq, an alleged member of the Hamburg al-Qaeda cell with Mohamed Atta, begins by this time. Although Germany will not reveal details, documents show that by August 1998, Motassadeq is under surveillance. "The trail soon (leads) to most of the main (Hamburg) participants" in 9/11. Surveillance records Motassadeq and Mohammed Haydar Zammar, who had already been identified by police as a suspected extremist, as they meet at the Hamburg home of Said Bahaji, who is also under surveillance that same year. (Bahaji will soon move into an apartment with Atta and other al-Qaeda members.) German police monitor several other meetings between Motassadeq and Zammar in the following months.


November 1, 1998-February 2001:

Mohamed Atta and al-Qaeda operatives Said Bahaji and Ramzi Bin al-Shibh move into a four bedroom apartment at 54 Marienstrasse, in Hamburg, Germany, and stay there until February 2001 (Atta is already living primarily in the US well before this time). Investigators believe this move marks the formation of their Hamburg al-Qaeda cell



During the 28 months Atta's name is on the apartment lease, 29 Middle Eastern or North African men register the apartment as their home address. From the very beginning, the apartment was officially under surveillance by German intelligence, because of investigations into businessman Mamoun Darkazanli that connect to Said Bahaji.


German intelligence monitors the apartment off and on for months, and wiretaps Mounir El Motassadeq, an associate of the apartment-mates who is later put on trial in August 2002 for assisting the 9/11 plot, but apparently do not find any indication of suspicious activity.


A visitor later recalls Atta and others discussing attacking the US.

(Knight Ridder, 9/9/02)

The CIA also starts monitoring Atta while he is living at this apartment, and does not tell Germany of the surveillance. Remarkably, the German government will claim it knew little about the Hamburg al-Qaeda cell before 9/11, and nothing directed them towards the Marienstrasse apartment.





1999 A:

„Normen Pentolino, operations manager at the Hollywood store, said two cashiers told FBI agents they might have recognized Atta, but weren't certain. Sources inside the store said Atta may have held a BJ's membership card for more than two years. "


[i]Comment: Strange. Atta might have been witnessed already in 1999. Not somewhere but in Hollywood. [/I]

1999 B:

"Ressam also visited the Alicante region (Spain) and met Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian believed to have crashed one of the planes into the World Trade Center and also known to have visited Spain this year, the report (El Pais, 11/25/01) stated."

(Toronto Sun, 11/26/01)

See also:



1999 C:

On September 18, 2001 Interpol asked the German Federal Police (BKA) to ask the Bosnian authorities to check the identity of a certain Atta who lived according to their information in Bakotift (Bosnia) in 1999. A photo and the advice to turn to a certain Mehmed Hasanif, citizen of Bakotif, was added to the inquiry.

(Jürgen Elsässer: Wie der Dschihad nach Europa kam (How the Jihad came to Europe).

Elsässer quotes "Republic Secretariat for the Relations with the international Criminal Tribunal in The Haag, Terrorism - Global Network of Islamic Fundamenlists Part II ~ Modus operandi Model Bosnia, Banja Luka 2004. S. 21" and points to the testimony of Patrick Bariot in the trial against Slobodan Milosevic.

(Special thanks to Borg for this finding!)

April 1, 1999:

Ziad Jarrah has an unofficial wedding with his girlfriend, Aisel Senguen. Atta is there as well. A photo apparently taken by Jarrah at the wedding is found by German intelligence several days after 9/11. An undercover agent is able immediately to identify ten of the 18 men in the photo, as well as where it was taken: the prayer room of Hamburg's Al-Quds mosque. He is also able to identify which of them attended Mohamed Atta's study group. He knows even "seemingly trivial details" of some of the men, showing that "probably almost all members of the Hamburg terror cell" has been watched by German state intelligence since this time, if not before. The head of the state intelligence had previously maintained that they knew nothing of any of these men.


June 3, 1999:

Atta arrives in Newark, N.J., from Prague, on a temporary visitor's visa, issued in Berlin.


[i]Comment: What did he do in the US and when did he leave? [/I]

Summer 1999:

Several employees recall Atta staying at the hotel in Mabalacat, Philippines during the summer of 1999, acting unfriendly and cheap. One hotel employee claims that most of the guests were Arab, and many took flying lessons at the nearby school. These witnesses claim the two used aliases, but the other Arabs referred to Atta as "Mohamed."




"according to local residents who say they recognized the two from news photographs."

"They never tipped,"

Victoria Brocoy, a chambermaid at the Woodland, recalls Mr. Atta,

"Many times I saw him let a girl go at the gate in the morning," she said. "It was always a different girl."

They made certain not to register under their own names, but two patterns have emerged from the investigation, according to Philippine police officials. The first is that the two displayed a keen interest in learning how to fly small planes, and the second is that they dominated a clique of Arab visitors, most of whom have not been seen since shortly before the attacks.
Ferdinand Abad, who was working as a security guard at the entrance to the hotel in mid-1999, remembers Mr. Atta asking at what time he should wait outside the Woodland hotel for a van to take him to the Angeles City Flying Club."


October 26, 1999:

"CIA can confirm two Atta visits to Prague--in Dec. 1994 and in June 2000; data surrounding the other two--on 26 Oct 1999 and 9 April 2001--is complicated and sometimes contradictory and CIA and FBI cannot confirm Atta met with the IIS. Czech Interior Minister Stanislav Gross continues to stand by his information.""It's not just Gross who stands by the information. Five high-ranking members of the Czech government have publicly confirmed meetings between Atta and al Ani."


[i]Comment: Please check out: PRAGUE.[/i]

Late November 1999:

Investigators believe hijackers Mohamed Atta, Marwan Alshehhi, and Ziad Jarrah and associates Ramzi Bin al-Shibh and Said Bahaji (all members of the same Hamburg, Germany, cell) arrive separately in Afghanistan around this time. They meet with bin Laden and train for several months.

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"Following Slahi's advice, Atta and Jarrah left Hamburg during the last week of November 1999, bound for Karachi."

CR, 184

Late 1999:

Hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi report their passports missing.


(Inside 9-11, p. 258f)


"Punta Gorda - Anonymous tips lead federal agents to this Gulf Coast community where Mohamed Atta may have spent time within the last year."

(Plain Dealer, 10/4/01)

January-February 2000:

A US Army intelligence program called Able Danger identifies five al-Qaeda terrorist cells; one of them has connections to Brooklyn, New York and will become informally known as the "Brooklyn" cell by the Able Danger team. This cell includes 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta, and three other 9/11 hijackers: Marwan Alshehhi, Khalid Almihdhar, and Nawaf Alhazmi. According to a former intelligence officer who claims he worked closely with Able Danger, the link to Brooklyn is not based upon any firm evidence, but computer analysis that established patterns in links between the four men. "[T]he software put them all together in Brooklyn. "





and complete here: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/080905I.shtml

[i]Comment: Strangely this happens before Atta or Alshehi officially ever entered the US! Besides at that time also Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi just arrived in California. [/I]

January-March 2000:

Mohamed Atta, who is under CIA surveillance at this time, begins sending e-mails to US flight schools, inquiring about their pilot training programs. One e-mail states, "We are a small group (2-3) of young men from different arab (sic) countries." "Now we are living in Germany since a while for study purposes. We would like to start training for the career of airline professional pilots. In this field we haven't yet any knowledge, but we are ready to undergo an intensive training program." Apparently, multiple e-mails are sent from the same Hotmail account. Some e-mails are signed "M. Atta," while others are signed "Mahmoud Ben Hamad."

(Chicago Tribune, 2/25/03)


[i]Comment: Who is Mahmoud Ben Hamad? If this is simply an alias why isn’t it listed by the FBI? [/I]

Januray - May 2000:

"Indeed he was under surveillance between January and May last year after he was reportedly observed buying large quantities of chemicals in Frankfurt, apparently for the production of explosives and for biological warfare. The US agents reported to have trailed Atta are said to have failed to inform the German authorities about their investigation. »



[i]Comment: It is one thing that the German authorities weren’t informed but how can Atta ever have obtained several times visa to the US?[/i]

Early 2000:

"In early 2000, Atta, Jarrah, and Binalshibh returned to Hamburg. "

CR, 185

March 2000:

"The Airman Flight School in Norman, Oklahoma receives an e-mail from Atta asking for information about the school."


April 2000:

"The evidence now surfacing in Charlotte County strongly indicates that Atta and Al-Shehhi were in Punta Gorda as early as April of 2000, and began their training not in Venice but at a soon-to-be-bankrupt flight school thirty miles down the road in Punta Gorda called Professional Aviation, where the school's pupils became a focal point for the FBI's investigation.

"It looks like some of the terrorists were here first and then went to Venice," stated one Charlotte County official six months ago.

Terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta was living under an alias in rural Charlotte County, just south of Venice on Florida's Gulf Coast, before moving up to Venice, according to law enforcement officials who state for the record that their investigation ended when they turned over the emails to the FBI. «


[i]Comment: This would be in strong contrast to the official story having Atta and Al-Shehhi arriving in summer only and starting their training at Huffman Aviation first.

Please note that Atta and Al-Shehhi have been seen in Punta Gorda in July and August 2001 as well.

Please note that the FBI took indeed the records of "Professional Aviation" (AP, 9/21/01)

See also "2000".

See also "Punta Gorda".[/i]

Since April 2000:

"Portland police interviewed two employees at the Portland Public Library who are sure they saw Atta on several occasions. Spruce Whited, head of security at the library, said he first saw a man he is convinced was Atta in April 2000. He said the man came to the library several times, using the computers. "I only recognized him because he'd been here a few times," he said."

(Portland Press Herald, 10/5/01)


"Spruce Whited, director of security for the Portland, Maine Public Library, later says Mohamed Atta and possibly a second hijacker are regulars at the library and frequently use public Internet terminals at this time. He says four other employees recognize Atta as a library patron."


"Kathy Barry, a reference librarian, also reported seeing Atta, whose photograph has been distributed widely through the media since the Sept. 11 attacks.
(Portland Press Herald, 10/5/01)

"’It was either him or his twin brother,’ Barry said."

(Newsday, 11/18/01)


"Whited said no investigators have asked to look at the library's computers.

He said the FBI had not interviewed him."

(Portland Press Herald, 10/5/01)

[I]Comment: Again Atta is witnessed before his official arrival. Again not at a random place but in Portland where he is supposed to have spent his last night.

Why does the FBI not follow up this lead?[/I]

Spring 2000:

Mohamed Atta and another of the 9/11 hijackers (presumably Marwan Alshehhi) rent rooms in New York City, according to a federal investigator. These rooms are in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Following 9/11, Atta is traced back to Brooklyn by a parking ticket issued to a rental car he was driving. The Associated Press article on this subject does not specify if Atta first stayed in New York before or after the official entrance date of June 3, 2000.


April 17, 2000:

"Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian, applied for and on the next day received a five-year B-1/B-2 (tourist/business) visa from the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The consular officer who adjudicated this visa said Atta "definitely" was not interviewed. According to the officer, because he was a third-country national who had long been resident in Germany (approximately five years), the visa interview requirement was waived, and Atta was "basically treated like" a German citizen. German citizens do not need visas, as they participate in a "visa waiver" program. Another factor in his favor was Atta’s strong record as a student in Germany. Atta’s visa application was destroyed prior to 9/11 pursuant to State Department policy then in effect, so we were able to review only the electronic record of his application."

(Terrorist Travel, 10f)

Late April-Mid-May 2000:

Mohamed Atta reportedly has a very strange meeting with Johnelle Bryant of the US Department of Agriculture. According to Bryant, in the meeting Atta does all of the following:

He initially refuses to speak with one who is "but a FEMAle."

He asks her for a loan of $650,000 to buy and modify a crop-dusting plane.

He mentions that he wants to "build a chemical tank that would fit inside the aircraft and take up every available square inch of the aircraft except for where the pilot would be sitting."

He uses his real name even as she takes notes, and makes sure she spells it correctly.

He says he has just arrived from Afghanistan.

He tells about his travel plans to Spain and Germany.

He expresses an interest in visiting New York.

He asks her about security at the WTC and other US landmarks.

He discusses al-Qaeda and its need for American membership.

He tells her bin Laden "would someday be known as the world's greatest leader."

He asks to buy the aerial photograph of Washington hanging on her Florida office wall, throwing increasingly large "wads of cash" at her when she refuses to sell it.


(Times of London, 6/8/02)

[i]Comment: What a strange "please-do-remember-me"-meeting especially as Atta officially hasn’t even entered the US! [/I]

"He returned again, slightly disguised with glasses. He claimed to be an accountant for Marwan Al-Shehhi, who was with him, and said he wanted $500,000 to buy land for a sugar-cane farm.

Ahmed Alghamdi and Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan al Qadi Banihammad also came separately seeking loans, but were less successful in speaking with people." http://web.archive.org/web/20020725114958/http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/ross_bryant020606.html

May 2000:

Atta came to the United States in May 2000.

(Boston Globe, 9/23/01)

[i]Comment: Contradicts official statements. [/I]

May 9, 2000:[/i]

The city of Hamburg sends a letter to Atta stating that his name has been changed in his passport from Mohamod El Amir to Mohamed Mohamed El Amir Awad Elsayed Atta.


[i] Comment: Why doesn’t his full name figure on the US visa?[/i]

May 18, 2000:

A tourist visa issued in Berlin.



See also the visa: http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/timeline/images/113_atta_usvisa.jpg

"Despite CIA observation, Atta was granted a visa to the United States."

(The Times, 9/28/01)

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May 18-19, 2000:

"Atta had had one more meeting near Prague on May, 18-19, 2000, the paper (business daily Hospodarske noviny) writes. He met then two Iraqi intelligence officers, a "diplomat" Ahmad Khalil Ibrahim Samir Ani, who was expelled from the Czech Republic for activities "conflicting with diplomatic conduct" in April 2001, and with Abu Ahmad.
"I cannot rule out that investigative journalists have information that we do not have. But I really cannot confirm these matters here, because I have no information about some of them," Interior Minister Stanislav Gross told the daily."

(Czech Agency News, 10/31/01)

[i]Comment: Please read PRAGUE.[/i]

May 26, 2000:

"Atta applied for a Czech visa in Bonn, Germany. (...)He was apparently one day late."


May 30, 2000:

"Czech security officials had said Atta had flown to Prague on May 30, 2000, but was turned away because he lacked a visa."



"Although his visa wasn't ready by that date, Atta took a Lufthansa flight to Prague Ruzyne Airport anyway. Without a visa, Atta could go no farther than the arrival/departure terminal; he remained in this section of the airport for nearly six hours."


May 31, 2000:[/i]

The Commission and the Czech News Agency contradicts that Atta stayed in Prague airport and had to return to Germany:

"Investigations into the preparations of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in the USA have revealed that the Muhammad Atta who spent six hours in the terminal of Prague's Ruzyne Airport in May 2000 was not the terrorist leader, today's Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes. According to MfD, which quoted a report from the Sunday issue of the Chicago Tribune citing German security sources, the man in the Prague airport was in fact named Muhammad Atta, but was a businessman from Pakistan. He allegedly flew into Prague on May 31 and spent several hours in the airport's transit space, since his Czech visa was only valid as of June 1."

(Czech News Agency, 9/3/04)

"Reports that Atta was in the Prague airport on May 30-31,2000,and that he was turned back because he lacked a visa appear to be a case of mistaken identity: a Pakistani traveler with a name similar to Atta's attempted to enter the Czech Republic from Saudi Arabia via Germany but was forced to return to Germany because he lacked a valid Czech visa."

(CR, 522)
[i]Comment: So again somebody with basically the same name that crosses the road of the alleged hijacker. Please note the small difference that the refusal talks about Atta being in May 31 in the airport while earlier reports had him there on May 30. Moreover please note the detailed accounts about the movements of Atta after coming back from Prague. See "June 2, 2000".[/i]

Between May 31 and June 2, 2001:

Atta "flew back to Germany, where he was a student in Hamburg, got a Czech visa"

(Boston Globe, 10/23/02)

[i] Comment: Where did Atta get his visa? In view of the later explanation that there was Atta at all who tried again to go to Prague this information is important. See "May 31, 2000"[/i]

June 2, 2001:

"After returning to Germany, Atta picked up his new visa in Bonn and on June 2, 2000, boarded a bus in Frankfurt bound for Prague.


[i]Comment: Please note the detailed information (eg that the bus left from Frankfurt (which is strange is he could have taken a bus from Bonn as well) although officially now there was no Atta at all who tried again to enter the Czech Republique.[/i]

June 2-3, 2000:

"Atta arrived in Prague by bus on June 2. According to the information of the Czech counter-intelligence service (BIS), he spent some time in a gambling centre near Prague's main bus station Florenc. On the next day he flew to New York, but no record about his being accommodated somewhere overnight has been found. This indicates that he spent the night in private, Respekt writes.It points to "the important information" that tens of thousands of dollars reached Atta's accounts in Germany and the USA two days after his Prague visit."

(Czech News Agency, 11/10/03)

"After the approximately seven-hour trip, Atta disappeared in Prague for almost 24 hours. Czech officials cannot find evidence of his staying in a hotel under his own name, suggesting he registered under an assumed name or stayed in a private home."


"Atta arrived in Prague on June 2 by bus from Cologne, Germany, and on June 3 flew to New York on a direct Czech Airlines (CSA) flight. "This information was verified, and it was confirmed that it was a case of the same name. That is all that I recall of it," the former head of the Czech intelligence services (BIS), Jiri Ruzek, told MfD."

(Czech News Agency, 9/3/04)

"Video surveillance cameras at a Prague bus terminal showed him playing slot machines at the station's Happy Days Casino before disappearing."


[i]Comment: Gambling isn’t exactly what I’d expect a devote fundamentalist terrorist to spend his time with. Please check PRAGUE.[/i]

June 3, 2000:

Atta arrived in Newark from Prague, Czechoslovakia and hooked up with al-Shehhi.


"He was given a customary six-month stay, valid until December 2, 2000."

(Terrorist Travel, 11)

June 3 - July 2, 2000:

"They (Atta and Al Shehhi) remained in the New York area."


According to a brief mention in the 9/11 Commission's final report, in the month of June, "As (Atta and Marwan Alshehhi) looked at flight schools on the East Coast, (they) stayed in a series of short-term rentals in New York City."


CR, 224

"By tracing a parking ticket issued to a car Atta had rented, probers found that the Muslim fanatic and the second hijacker rented the Brooklyn room. The two also answered a "room for rent" classified ad placed by a landlord in The Bronx and also lived there, investigators said."
(New York Post, 12/9/01)

June 29 and September 17, 2000:

"Ali sent Shehhi and Atta a total of $114, 500 in five transfers ranging from $5, 000 to $70, 000."

CR, 224

July 2000 A:

Mohamed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi move to Venice, Florida, and enroll in pilot classes at Huffman Aviation.


July 2000 B:

"Atta and Marwan Al Shehhi stayed for one week at Charlie Voss' place in Venice."


"Al-Shehhi seemed nice, but Atta did not, the Vosses say. The men refused to recognize Mrs. Voss and rarely spoke, and they splashed water all over the bathroom when they showered.

After a week, the couple asked them to leave.

Atta, 33, and al-Shehhi, 23, then rented Kona's coral two-bedroom house in Nokomis, about five miles from the Venice airport. They asked that the television not be hooked up."


July 2000 C:

"Atta had owned a car at least since July 2000, a Pontiac Grand Am he had registered using the address of a Huffman flight school employee"

(Boston Globe, 9/23/01)

July and August 2001:

"Mr. Atta repeatedly visited the Shipping Post, a mom-and-pop mailing business in Punta Gorda, Fla., to obtain money orders in amounts of $100 to $200, according to the owner."

(Wall Street Journal, 10/16/01)


July 1, 2000:

Begins flight lessons in Venice.


[i]Comment: This contradicts FBI Mueller. [/I]

July 2-3, 2000:

"Atta and al-Shehhi traveled to Norman, Oklahoma ostensibly to evaluate the program offered through the Airman's Flight School. Although they stayed the first night at a hotel paid for by Airman, they did not enroll at the flight school."


"(Dale) Davis (Vice President) also confirmed that Atta and another suspected hijacker, Marwan al-Shehhi, visited Airman Flight School, staying overnight at the school's dormitory in the nearby Sooner Inn, before deciding to train at another facility."

(Boston Globe, 9/18/01)

See: rcfp.org/moussaoui/jpg/size600/OK00017-1.jpg

[i]Comment: Given the above mentioned document we can conclude that this was July 2, 2000.[/i]

Early July 2000:

"Instead, they traveled to Venice, Florida and began training at Huffinan Aviation. Atta and al-Shehhi both obtained their pilot's licenses, instrument certifications, and commercial pilot certificates in the fall and winter of 2000 at Huffman Aviation."


July 3, 2000:

"Shehhi and Atta enrolled at Huffman Aviation to take flight lessons. Neither violated his immigration status: attending flight school was permitted as long as their entrance to the United States was legal and they sought to change their status before the expiration of their length of stay in late November and early December. As required by Huffman, both began training as private pilots."

(Terrorist Travel, 12)

July 6-8, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

July 11-15, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

Second week of July - November 2000:

Atta and Al Shehhi stayed in Nokomis. Steve Kona rented the home.

(News-Press, 9/14/01)

"In Nokomis, just north of Venice, they rented Kona's small, pink, two-bedroom home in a middle-class neighborhood. The two were practically ghosts.
"We never saw them," said neighbor Jeff Duignan, 49, who was interviewed by federal investigators. "If they were here at all, it was only in the nighttime. They never bothered us and we never bothered them." (...) Residents of Nokomis were buzzing Thursday after learning the two had lived in their midst. Most said they didn't recognize a photo of Atta being carried by the media.
But at Pelican Alley, a bar and restaurant about a mile from the Laurel Road house, employees thought they recognized Atta. They said he strongly resembled a man who was there a couple of months ago with two other Arab men. (...) Around the corner from Laurel Road is Nokomis Village, a shopping plaza with a Publix grocery store, a coin-operated laundry, a video store and about 10 other stores. (…)If Atta and al Shehhi patronized the shops, no one remembered them. Neither did employees of local gas stations and convenience stores. "
News-Press, 9/14/01)

[i]Comment: Strange that Atta and Al Shehi are practially ghosts in the town they remained for the longest period in the US. Important: The Al Shehhi here speaks broken English and not good English as normally witnessed. [/I]

Before July 18, 2000:

"While in Venice, they also opened a joint bank account at SunTrust Bank."


July 17-22, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

July 24-28, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

End of July, 2000:

Atta and Al Shehhi "took solo flights".

CR, 224

July 30 - August 3, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

Summer 2000:

Anonymous government sources later claim that Mohamed Atta visits fellow hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi, Khalid Almihdhar, and Omar al-Bayoumi. These same sources claim al-Bayoumi is identified after September 11 as an "advance man" for al-Qaeda.


Other reports have suggested Atta visited Alhazmi and Almihdhar in San Diego, but the FBI has not confirmed this.


Summer-December 2000:

Neighbors claim that Mohamed Atta is a frequent visitor in San Diego.

(AP, 9/29/01), (Chicago Tribune, 9/30/01)




However, Shaikh denies Atta's visits, the FBI never mentions them, and the media appears to have forgotten about them.

(AP, 9/29/01)

[i]Comment: Atta is a frequent visitor in San Diego? How did he do that if at the same time he took classes in Venice? [/I]

August 6-8, 2000:

Flight Training at Venice (see doc)

August 14, 2000:

"Atta and Shehhi passed their private pilot airplane test at Huffman Aviation. Atta received a score of 97 (out of 100) in 69 minutes."

(Terrorist Travel, 12)

Mid-August 2000:

Atta and Al Shehhi "passed the private pilot airman test."

CR, 224

August 29, 2000:

In view of their status as trainee pilots, Huffman Aviation applies to the INS for M-1 student visas for Atta and Al-Shehhi.


Before September 2000:

The intelligence unit, called Able Danger, which uses high-speed computers to analyze vast amounts of data, notices that Mohamed Atta and Marwan Alshehhi take a room at the Wayne Inn. (...) In 2003, New Jersey state police officials say Mohamed Atta lived in the Wayne Inn, in Wayne, New Jersey, for an unspecified 12-month period prior to 9/11. He lives with one other hijacker who is presumably his usual partner Marwan Alshehhi (Alshehhi is seen eating in nearby restaurants with Atta).


[i]Comment: The 9/11 Commission does not mention any hijacker connection to Wayne. [/I]

September 2000:

"Al-Shehhi and Atta continued their flight training at Jones Aviation in Sarasota, Florida but failed their Stage I flight test."


September or October 2000:

(In view of the dates given by the Commission (see "Mid-September 2000" and "Early October 2000" the first encounter should have been at some point during the first three weeks of September 2000)

A flight instructor at Jones who asked not to be identified said Atta and Al-Shehhi arrived in "September or October" and asked to be given flight training. Atta, the instructor said, was particularly difficult. "He would not look at your face," the instructor said. "When you talked to him, he could not look you in the eye. His attention span was very short."


[i]Comment: Strange for a perfect student who just got the best mark for his thesis to only have a short attention span.[/i]

September 10, 2001:

"A man using the name Marwan Yousef checked in (Clarion Hotel Town Center on Bonney Road (Virginia Beach)) just after midnight accompanied by another man. The room was paid for with a MasterCard. Al-Shehhi had used three aliases, all incorporating that name: Marwan Yousef M. Lekrab, Marwan Yousef AlShehh and Marwan Yousef Esirah AlShehhi, the FBI said. (...) Investigators believe the men (Atta and Al-Shehhi - John Doe II) were the same ones on both dates (see "November 4, 2001"), with each using his name for registration one time, Dane said. The hotel's records list only the person registering - not guests."

(Virginia-Pilot, 9/28/01)


September 15, 2000:

"Huffman Aviation’s Student Coordinator assisted Atta in filling out the student school form I-20M, required by the INS to demonstrate school enrollment. Shehhi also received an I-20M signed by this coordinator. Both Atta’s and Shehhi’s I-539 applications to change their immigration status from tourist (B-1/B-2) to vocational student (M1) were mailed to the INS. Both applications requested that their status be maintained until September 1, 2001. The contents of the applications are substantially the same, including the same financial statement of support, bank statement, and lease."

(Terrorist Travel, 13)

Mid-September, 2000:

"Atta and Shehhi applied to change their immigration status from tourist to student, stating their intention to study at Huffman until September 1, 2001."

CR, 224

Late September, 2000:

"Atta and Al Shehhi decided to enroll at Jones Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, about 20 miles north of Venice. According to the instructor at Jones, the two were aggressive, rude, and sometimes even fought with him to take over the controls during their training flights."

CR, 224

"The two took flying lessons at Jones Aviation in nearby Sarasota, Florida. They spent a few hours a day flying at Jones, struggling as students because of their poor English. They were aggressive, even trying to take over control of the aircraft from the instructor on occasion. They failed their instrument rating tests there, and returned to Huffman."

(Terrorist Travel, 13)

[i]Comment: Please note that normally their English is estimated as good or very good. See section below "language".[/i]

October 2000:

A "fellow flight student Anne Greaves saw Atta and his perennial sidekick, al-Shehhi, hugging and dancing in the computer room (Huffman Aviation, Venice). At the time, she figured they had gotten some good news by e-mail, she told The New York Times. Now, she believes the men had been celebrating the Oct. 12 suicide bombing of the USS Cole in the Middle East."

(Sarasota Herald Tribune, 9/28/01)

Early October, 2000:

"Atta and Al Shehhi took the Stage I exam for instruments rating at Jones Aviation and failed."

CR, 224

The instructor said neither man was able to pass a Stage I rating test to track and intercept. After offering some harsh words, the instructor said, the two moved on. "They said they didn't like me. I guess they thought I was a Georgia redneck," he said. "Then they chose to go back to Huffman. We didn't kick them out, but they didn't live up to our standards."


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