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The Saudi Institute, an independent human rights watchdog group that has researched the hijackers' identities, said at least one of the hijackers named by the FBI used stolen identification. Abdulaziz Alomari was identified by the FBI as one of the hijackers of an American Airlines plane that was crashed into the World Trade Center. Ali Al-Ahmed, the Saudi Institute's director, said Alomari
used someone else's passport. [Associated Press]

9/11: The Frame Up
Of Abdulaziz Alomari

Abdulaziz Alomari is an example of FBI improvisation.

The original pilot for Flight 11 was named as Abdul Rahman Al-Omari, he had lived next door to the nearly framed Adnan Bukhari, and they were friends. Bukhari's frame up fell apart when he turned up alive. Unfortunately for the FBI Al-Omari turned out to be as alive as his friend Bukhari.

Undeterred, the FBI found a new Al-Omari to replace the alive "hijacker". There's just one problem with the replacement - he too is alive...

Original named hijacker

Abdul Rahman Al-Omari, a pilot for Saudi Arabian Airlines:

Abdul Rahman Alomari fell victim to a remarkable set of circumstances. Apart from the similarity in names, the interest of investigators was clearly aroused by the fact that he had studied at a Florida flight school, as had several of the suspected hijackers.

Some 60 F.B.I agents and local law enforcement officers ... searched [Alomari's] house for hours, as well as a neighboring house that had been rented by Adnan Bukhari, another pilot trainee from Saudi Arabia and a friend of Mr. Alomari's. [New York Times]

Abdul Rahman al-Omari, photographed after the 9/11 attacks

U.S. officials in Riyadh offered Abdul Rahman Said al-Omari an official apology in the presence of Saudi interior ministry officials for including his name among the list of suspects in the U.S. terrorist attacks, news agencies reported Monday.

Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines, told the Saudi daily Al-Watan that he was amazed to see his name on the FBI's list of suspects allegedly involved in the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center Tuesday, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

Omari said he returned to Saudi Arabia in early September after undergoing training for one year in the United States, AFP added. [IslamOnline]

Second named hijacker

Abdulaziz Al-Omari has the same name and birth date as the named FBI "terrorist", but he has no idea how to fly:

"I couldn't believe it when the FBI put me on their list. They gave my name and my date of birth, but I am not a suicide bomber. I am here. I am alive. I have no idea how to fly a plane. I had nothing to do with this."

Mr Al-Omari said his passport was stolen when his apartment in Denver, Colorado, was burgled in 1995. He had been studying engineering at Denver University since 1993. He was given a new passport in Riyadh on December 31, 1995 and returned to America to resume his studies in January 1996. [Telegraph]

Let's take a closer look at two Alomari photographs released by the FBI.

Original FBI photo of Alomari

Second FBI photo of Alomari

Genuine Abdulaziz Alomari

9/11 "Alomari"

Note the difference in the eyes and ears in the comparison images on the right. It is also notable that the forehead of the 9/11 "Alomari" is more rounded.

Click image for full sized GIF (162kB)

It seems someone went to great lengths to find or create a look-alike Alomari.

On September 10, 2001 Atta and "Alomari" were photographed by a Fast Green ATM located in the parking lot of UNO's restaurant, 280 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine [FBI press release].

This is the ATM photograph issued by the FBI:

This photograph begs two questions:

  1. What is the identity of the person in the foreground?

  2. What is the identity of the person in the background?

See also: At Least 7 of the 9/11 Hijackers are Still Alive


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