9/11 Planner Freed by Syrian Jihadists

911 Remembered—sort of.

The XX Committee

The Munich daily Süddeutsche Zeitung has reported that Mohammed Haydar Zammar, one of the world’s worst people, is again a free man. “Kidnapped, arrested, exchanged” is how the paper describes what has happened recently as Zammar again walks freely thanks to Syrian jihadists.

A Syrian who moved to Hamburg with his family in 1971, at the age of ten, Zammar was an extremist already in his teens, and spent years in the German would-be jihadist scene. He did more than talk, however, accruing the standard Al-Qa’ida resume: in Afghanistan in the 1980s, in Bosnia in the 1990s, and again in Afghanistan in the 1990s, where he did graduate-level terrorist training and reportedly met with Osama bin Laden. There is no doubt about Zammar’s central role in Salafi jihadism in Germany by the late 1990s, and he was the main organizer of the notorious Hamburg Cell that played the preeminent role…

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