August 20, 2002

The 21st Hijacker!: FBI off...

The 21st Hijacker!: FBI officials just released a global APB for a cute little Saudi boy named Saud A.S. al-Rasheed, who they say is connected to the Sept. 11 massacre. He's 21, and not believed to be in the United States at the moment.

Posted by at August 20, 2002 11:04 PM

Just for accuracy's sake, there technically isn't a 20th hijacker. The name stuck to Moussaoi, but the FBI etc. all say that technically he was never going to be a 20th hijacker, and he is not being charged with a crime calling him the 20th. But it's a catchy name! (there was an NPR story about this a few weeks back).

Posted by: Terry at August 21, 2002 11:20 AM

Zut! We need new nicknames!

Posted by: Matt Welch at August 21, 2002 12:43 PM

Yesterday I got off a plane in Atlanta (from Frankfurt) and some INS (or maybe Customs) guys were waiting at the door. They guy they were looking for was a young guy with some passing resemblance to al-Rasheed. Interesting. I don't claim it WAS al-Rasheed, mind you, but I do have to say I was impressed with the proactiveness of the INS/Customs guys.

Posted by: David Perron at August 22, 2002 08:08 AM
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