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September 11th

9/11 Mastermind to Face Military Tribunal

In a major reversal, the Obama administration has ordered that the self-described mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, face a military tribunal and not a civilian courtroom in New York City.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be referred to a military commssion, along with four other co-conspirators of the attacks. The decision is a switch from an earlier plan to try the alleged plotters in a civilian court in New York City.

Saudi Prince Backs Moving Planned NYC Islamic Center

A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero said it would be better to shift to another site not associated with the September 11 attacks.

In an interview with the Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said moving the planned mosque and other facilities would respect the memory of the 2001 attacks and allow American Muslims to choose a better location.