9/11 Mastermind Vouches for Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law

AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 8: Undated file picture of Saudi dissident Ossama Bin Ladin in an undisclosed place inside Afghanistan. Ossama Bin Ladin speaks while siting in front of a bannar inscribed basic Islamic tenet in Afghanistan. The billionaire Bin Ladin, member of a family of wealthy Saudi construction tycoon, is blamed for two bomb blasts in his home country in 1995-96 that killed 24 US servicemen. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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Khalid Sheik Mohammed, who is currently being held at Guantánamo Bay for plotting September 11, insists that Bin Laden’s former spokesman and son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Abu Ghaith, currently on trial in New York, is a “pious man,” as well as “an eloquent, spellbinding speaker,” but “was not a military man and had nothing to do with military operations,” according to a statement submitted in Abu Ghaith’s defense. “I personally never spoke with Sheik Sulaiman Abu Ghaith about the shoe bomb operation,” added Mohammed. “To tell the truth, I do not even know if [abu Ghaith] personally swore bayat [a loyalty oath] to [bin Laden] or not.” For the most obvious reasons ever, prosecutors have requested the presiding judge not allow the testimony.

9/11 Mastermind Vouches for Bin Laden Son-in-Law