The following are excerpts from an interview with a father of one of the 9/11 Saudi terrorist. Al-Ikhbariya TV aired this interview on February 7, 2005:
Father of a 9/11 Terrorist: I went to Al-Madina to visit the tomb of the Prophet. We spent a week there, and he [our son] called us to say he was returning. But then, we didn't hear from him for a long time, about three months. Then he called us and said he was talking from Ingushetia-- a refugee camp in Ingushetia, Chechnya. We pressured him to come back to the family, to his brothers, and his mother, because she was in a bad way. She was sick and needed him by her side. He promised us he would return as soon as possible. But then we didn't hear from him for a long time, around two to three months. Then he called us again, and we pressured him again to come back. He promised us that he was coming back, three months later the disaster in the US occured, and his picture appeared among those published, and our son was accused, one of the accused. To this day we don't know if he really was one of them. We were the first to be hurt by this.