We are constantly admonished that the 9/11 jihadis and other jihad murderers are just a tiny minority of extremists who have nothing to do with Islam. But if that were true, why was Mounir el-Motassadeq treated like a hero upon his arrival back in Morocco? Clearly, the majority of Muslims in that “moderate” country think that 9/11 was a great thing, a strike for Allah against the “Great Satan.” And why did Germany release him early and give him $8,000? He was convicted of being an accessory to over 3,000 murders. If he had been a “right-wing extremist,” would he have been released early? They would have thrown away the key. Merkel is bent on destroying Germany.
“New insult for families of 9/11 victims as it’s revealed terrorist who served 15 years for his part in the plot walked out of German prison with $8,000,” Associated Press, February 28, 2019 (thanks to Wendy):
German prosecutors said Thursday that they are investigating how a Moroccan man convicted of helping the Hamburg-based Sept. 11, 2001, suicide pilots was apparently paid some 7,000 euros ($7,960) before he was deported to his homeland last year.
Mounir el Motassadeq, 44, was deported in October, shortly before completing his 15-year sentence for membership in a terrorist organization and being an accessory to murder.
An investigation by Hamburg prosecutors centers on an apparent cash payment shortly before his release and deportation of money that had accumulated in his prison account, used in Germany to hold money earned by inmates by working and funds paid in by relatives, among other things.
The money is generally transferred to inmates on their release, but el Motassadeq was on a list of terror suspects whose assets are frozen and aren’t allowed to receive any funds. German weekly Der Spiegel first reported on the matter.
German courts ruled that el Motassadeq was aware the 9/11 hijackers planned to crash planes, even though he might not have known the specifics of the plot.
They said el Motassadeq had helped ‘watch the attackers’ backs and conceal them’ by doing things such as helping them keep up the appearance of being regular university students paying tuition and rent fees, and transferring money.
He was arrested in Germany two months after 9/11. Investigators discovered he had power of attorney over a bank account owned by Marwan al-Shehhi, the pilot of one of two planes flown into the World Trade Center.
El Motassadeq acknowledged training at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan, but insisted he knew nothing of his friends’ plans to attack the U.S.
Prosecutors’ spokeswoman Nana Frombach said they are investigating a suspected violation of Germany’s foreign trade and payments act following a complaint by the country’s central bank, or Bundesbank, which is supposed to approve any exemptions from the ban on payments to people on the terror list.
Frombach said the investigation is currently directed against persons unknown, because investigators need to clear up who ordered the alleged payment.
Described in German courts as the ‘treasurer’ for the 9/11 hijackers, el Motassadeq spent nearly 15 years in prison for his part in the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon which killed 2,977 people in September 2001.
El Motassadeq was first arrested in Hamburg in November 2001 – to date, he is one of only two men to be jailed over the 9/11 terror attacks.
Following a legal saga that dragged on for years, he was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization and being an accessory to the murder of the 246 passengers and crew on the four jetliners used in the attacks in the United States in 2001.
El Motassadeq was convicted of being part of the so-called Hamburg cell, which included three of the four September 11 pilots: Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi and Ziad Jarrah….
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