Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some fundamentalist Muslims and is slowly drawn into becoming "a Good Muslim". Mohamed Atta and others instill Ziad with a hatred of Jews and "Infidels", which leads to a desire for Jihad and martyrdom. He moves to Hamburg to study aeronautical engineering, attends an Al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, and deceives his girlfriend and family about his involvement. He eventually attends flight school in Florida with Atta and others, waiting for and preparing for "the big wedding" (the 9/11 attack). Meanwhile, US government and law enforcement officials fail to act despite believing that a major terrorist attack is imminent, and despite noticing a number of suspicious persons involved in flight training. Written by
Did You Know?
In the last scene, when one of the hijackers are getting ready to board the plane, we can see a "Emirates" Airbus A340 in the background. Ironically, Emirates only operates flights into JFK airport, New York and doesn't operate flights from/to any of the destinations which the real 9/11 hijackers boarded their aircraft from. See more
[On a cell phone
I'm at the departure lounge.
Our time has come at last...
Performed by Bill Anschell Jazz Unit
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