Gitmo Prisoners 'Proud' to Have Planned 9/11

Court filing describes attacks as holy offering
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2009 2:29 AM CDT
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is seen shortly after his capture during a raid in Pakistan in 2003. .    (AP Photo, File)
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(Newser) – Five Guantanamo prisoners have taken full responsibility for planning 9/11 and say they're proud of the attacks, the New York Times reports. A document filed with a military commission by the five men, which may be made public today, describes the attacks as a model of Islamic action and the accusations against them as "a badge of honor."

The men—including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has described himself as the mastermind of the attacks—call themselves the "9/11 Shura Council" in the filing. Their cases have been placed on hiatus while the new administration decides how to proceed against them. The strategic goal of their new filing is unclear.