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Composed of images filmed at Ground Zero in September 2001, two weeks after the 9/11 attacks. The soundtrack is composed of the National Anthem recorded in October 2001 at the Yankees' World Series Game 4 in New York. The solo vocal recording has been looped and sampled to form a deconstructed version of the national anthem.
In 2001 Afganistan, Salim Hamdan is captured and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Abu Jandal is his brother-in-law, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard from 1996 to 2000 and now a taxi driver in Sana'a, Yemen. He left to fight Jihad in Bosnia as a 19 year old from Saudi Arabia. He had recruited many including Salim Hamdan. He pledged an oath to Bin Laden. Hamdan wins a suit against the government to get his day in court.
The scariest thing about Abu Jandal teaching Hamden's son is the smile of the innocent. Abu Jandal has the crazy eyes of a true believer or a pathological liar. This is a showcase of just how intractable these enemies of America truly are. The missing element is a more in-depth investigation of Abu Jandal other than his own words. They need to dig to confirm everything. By his own words, his intentions are to influence people depending on his audience and it's questionable to trust everything he says.
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