Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law recounted the night of the September 11, 2001 attacks in surprise testimony in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday. He described the day when the Al-Qaida leader sent a messenger to drive him into a mountainous area for a meeting inside a cave in Afghanistan.
‘Did you learn what happened? We are the ones who did it,’ the son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, recalled bin Laden telling him.
When bin Laden asked what he thought would happen next, Abu Ghaith testified that he responded by predicting America ‘will not settle until it kills you and topples the state of Taliban,’ he said.
Bin Laden then told the onetime imam, ‘I want to deliver a message to the world. … I want you to deliver the message,’ he said….