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Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing. (1997)

The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant ... See full summary »

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John Anticev
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Ramzi Ahmed Yousef
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Nancy Floyd
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Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman
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Mahmud Abouhalima
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El Sayyid Nosair
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Rodney Hampton-El (as Sheik Mahmud-Bey)
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Ibrahim El Gabrowny
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Ray Williams (as Keith Smith)
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Robert Brokaw
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The incredible story of the events leading up to the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists. The amazing thing is that the FBI had an informant among the terrorists, but refused to pay him $500/wk for more information. They eventually had to pay $1 million and place him in the witness protection program. A story of incompetence on all sides. Written by Bob Farnsworth

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Based on the terrifying true story behind the World Trade Center bombing. See more »

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Drama | History

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Rated R for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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14 June 1997 (USA)  »

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The film also featured a connection with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane on November 5, 1990. El Sayyid Nosair, the alleged assassin, was sentenced to 22 years in Attica State Prison in New York. It was later revealed that Nosair was linked to Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman where he was charged with terror conspiracy and sentenced to life imprisonment in November 1995. Nosair, while in prison in Attica, did involve himself in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the failed New York City landmark bomb plot and during his November 1995 trial, Nosair's relatives were receiving funds to pay off his legal defense fees from Osama Bin Laden - the latter of whom the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. See more »

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[last lines]
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef: Next time, we will bring them BOTH down.
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Connections

Referenced in The Path to 9/11 (2006) See more »

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No Time to Dream
Written by Syd Dale
Published by Amphonic (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Audio Action
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Prophetic in the initial viewing - now history
3 October 2002 | by (Missouri, USA) – See all my reviews

I watched the premiere of "Path to Paradise" way back and was stunned by it, dramatic license and all. I lived in NYC (Brooklyn) a few years and kept in mind. Today, given the links to groups such as Al-Queda, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad, I see it as a warning not recognized by our government. For that I place the blame on our bureaucracy and leaders. 9.11.01 was a new tactic to behead two of our branches of gov't and there is no excuse for our gov't to prevent it, period. "Path to Paradise" was but a dramatic view of the '93 preview, and no one cared. Now, nearly 3,000 deaths later, and years behind, we struggle to find an answer that is decades to resolve.


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