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Zacarias Moussaoui  
DEFINITION
  • Zacarias Moussaoui (aka Abu Khalid al Sahrawi; Shaqil) was the first person to be convicted in the United States on charges stemming from the September 11, 2001, attacks that destroyed New York City's World Trade Center and part of the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., even though he was in prison in Minnesota when the attacks occurred. Moussaoui, a radical Muslim with ties to al Qaeda, is believed to have been a last-minute recruit who was supposed to fill in for another would-be hijacker on September 11. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Moussaoui, Zacarias (1968–)]
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