Mary Anne Weaver

Mary Anne Weaver is the author of Pakistan: Deep Inside the World’s Most Frightening State.

The Indecisive Terrorist: Ziad al-Jarrah

Mary Anne Weaver, 8 September 2011

In a video shot in 2000 at Tarnak Farms, then Osama bin Laden’s headquarters, 12 miles outside Kandahar, we see Ziad al-Jarrah pacing in the receiving room of a guesthouse. He is dressed in a flowing white galabiya, his head swathed in a black makeshift turban. He seems nervous and uncertain of what to say or how to dress. He puts on his glasses, then takes them off; he takes his turban...

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