FBI accidentally leaks the name of Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah the Saudi diplomat who helped 9/11 attackers


FBI ‘mistakenly’ reveals the name of Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, a Saudi official who helped 9/11 attackers bring down WTC

A name to remember – Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah. 9/11 is the worst terrorist attack on American soil to date and a blot on humanity. Nearly 3000 innocent people died in the dreaded terrorist attacks and nearly 25,000 were injured. The attacks also cost at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Add to that an unknown number of people suffered from PTSD and depression after the attack.

After 20 years, Americans were made to relive this forgettable past when the United States premier investigating agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) accidentally disclosed the name of a Saudi diplomat who helped the 9/11 attackers with logistics. While filing an FBI official response to a lawsuit by families of 9/11 victims who say the Saudi government was involved in the attacks, the FBI official revealed the name of Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, the Saudi diplomat suspected of aiding two Al-Qaeda hijackers.

The filing by Jill Sanborn, the assistant director of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, was released in April but unsealed late last week. According to Yahoo News, the submission accidentally leaked the name of Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah. Al-Jarrah was a mid-level Saudi Foreign Ministry official who was assigned to the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. in 1999 and 2000.

“I have been advised that with regard to Defendant the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…Plaintiffs allege that its agents and employees directly and knowingly assisted the hijackers and plotters who carried out the 9/11 attacks.”


He was in charge of supervising the activities of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs employees at Saudi-funded mosques and Islamic centers in the US, according to the report. It is a known fact that Saudi Arabia pours millions of its petro-dollars into funding such mosques all over the world.

In his capacity as a diplomat, Al-Jarrah was immune to any legal action in the United States. FBI believes that he used his immunity to pass instructions to two people — Fahad al-Thumairy, a cleric, and Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi agent.

He instructed the two to help out Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar settle in the US in January 2000 ahead of the 2001 attacks. It was Al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar who hijacked the American Airlines plane which flew into the Pentagon, killing 125 people.

FBI revealed that they did not know where Al-Jarrah is but he is believed to be in Saudi Arabia.

The unsealed documents show the involvement of the Saudi Arabian government in the 2001 attacks according to the survivors.

“This shows there is a complete government cover-up of the Saudi involvement. This is a giant screwup.”

Barrett Eagleson, a spokesman for the families

When the information became public, the FBI officials notified the court and withdrew the declaration from the public docket. “The document was incorrectly filed in this case,” FBI statement to the court now states.



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