Mohamed Atta (محمد عطا السيد (September 1, 1968 – September 11, 2001 was a known associate of al-Qaeda and the leader of the nineteen hijackers who carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks. He personally participated in the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11, the first plane to crash into the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was said to be 'the best candidate for the job'
A photograph of Mohamed Atta, released by the FBI in the days following the attack.
Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta (in Arabic: محمد عطا السيد)
September 1, 1968
|Died||September 11, 2001 (aged 33)|
- Richard Bernstein: On Path to the U.S. Skies, Plot Leader Met bin Laden. The New York Times, 2002-09-10
- Yosri Fouda: Chilling message of the 9/11 plots. The Sunday Times, 2006-10-1
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (September 27, 2001). "The FBI releases 19 photographs of individuals believed to be the hijackers of the four airliners that crashed on September 11, 01". Press release. http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/092701hjpic.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-19.