Faces of Evil
The pilots of Flights 93 and 11, respectively, are supposed to appear in a video at the (London) Sunday Times, staring Noon tomorrow. Reading from left to right, Ziad Jarrah and Mohammed Atta.
To the Germans who knew them in Hamburg they seemed entirely normal. The tape explains this mistake. It would be hard to look less homicidal — until the camera pulls back and reveals that Atta is sitting next to an AK-47.
So the tape not only fills a gap in the story of September 11 but also provides chilling proof of the difficulty of fighting Islamic terrorism: these two “normal”, happy, unthreatening individuals turned out to have an explosive effect on the history of the 21st century.