“If terrorism is to throw terror into the heart of your enemy and the enemy of Allah, then we thank Him, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate, for enabling us to be terrorists.”
We all know Muslims like to make stuff explode. Yemeni Muslim Ramzi bin al-Shibh is no exception. A member of al Qaeda, al-Shibh is described by the US government as being a “key facilitator” of 9/11, and is believed to have given the hijackers money and information.
al-Shibh has tried several times to claim he is a refugee from Sudan to get asylum in Germany, but never succeeded. He is believed to have been the planned 20th hijacker, but was never able to enter the US because the US government doesn’t trust Yemenis seeking flight school visas due to their track record. I wonder why. In Afghanistan, al-Shibh trained with al Qaeda operatives. At that camp, the terrorists are reported to have learned martial arts, assembly and use of explosives, and how to sneak weapons through various security checkpoints.
In 2002, al-Shibh was captured and transferred to Guantanamo Bay. When not playing naked human pyramid with his fellow inmates, al-Shibh was having a leisurely time being waterboarded. al-Shibh has refused an attorney, and though one agreed to wear a burqa to even meet with him, he declined her request. Currently, al-Shibh’s mental state is being questioned, and he may be deemed unfit to stand trial since he is currently taking anti-psychotics. However, no drug can cure the mental affliction known as Islam, so al-Shibh’s trial will likely continue, medicated or not.