Atta Muhammad Nur
Afghan politician
Atta Muhammad Nur
Atta Muhammad Nur (born 1965) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as the Governor of Balkh Province in the north of the country. He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai. An ethnic Tajik, he was a high school teacher before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He then became an anti-Soviet mujahideen resistance commander for the Jamiat-e Islami.
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Mohammed Atta: Terrorist used in Facebook ad for CAR INSURANCE
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
Atta, the ringleader of the terrorists who killed 3,000 people in the September 11 attacks, is one of the most reviled figures in the western world.
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This Insurance Company Is Using 9/11 Hijacker Mohammed Atta In Its Facebook Campaign
Business Insider - about 5 years
It seems like every insurance company is looking for a face to represent their company. Geico has the Gecko, Progressive has Flo, AllState has Mayhem, and now InsuranceSavings has ... <a class="fplink fp-846380" href="/Mohammed+Atta+1">Mohammed Atta</a>, September 11 hijacker. Wait, that’s not right, is it? The online insurance company used Atta's picture in a Facebook ad campaign to promote its “Newest Texas Policy.” Atta was the ringleader of the gang that flew two airliners into the World Trade Center in 2001, killing 3,000 people. The ad was first noticed by Kenneth Depaw, a blogger at The College Conservative who was perusing Facebook last night when he noticed a familiar face staring back at him. “Important: Drivers in Texas Who Drive Less than 35 Miles a Day Read This,” said the ad, which was accompanied by a picture of Atta, taken from his Wikipedia page, superimposed on a Texas drivers' license. Insurance Savings pulled the ad from Facebook this morning. The compa ...
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Saudi Royal Ties to 9/11 Hijackers Via Florida Saudi Family? - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
As reported in the Herald, phone records documented communication, dating back more than a year, that connected a Saudi family then living in a house near Sarasota, Florida, with the alleged plot leader, Mohammed Atta, and his hijack pilots—as well as
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The smiling baby killer - Ynetnews
Google News - over 5 years
The soundtracks include the voice of ringleader Mohammed Atta shortly before he crashed a jet into the World Trade Centre. “We have some planes”, Atta says. “Just stay quiet and we&#39;ll be OK. We are returning to the airport.” His voice sounds metallic,
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Around the World, Support for the U.S. Is Mixed With Fatigue and Regret
NYTimes - over 5 years
PARIS -- On Sunday, however briefly, nations around the world came together with the United States to remember the attacks on New York and the Pentagon that killed nearly 3,000 people from 90 countries. Commemorations were held from Indonesia to Israel, with many political and religious leaders expressing their commitment to democracy and the fight
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Basu: We've lost something since 9/11 - DesMoinesRegister.com
Google News - over 5 years
An elongated glass Pepsi bottle, a carnival-type novelty, was one of the few things left in the Hollywood, Fla., apartment that Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi rented that summer before they hijacked and flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the
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Atta's Sister Won't Dwell on 'Why' - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Ten years after Mohammed Atta flew American Airlines Flight 11 into the north tower of the World Trade Center, his sister stoutly refuses to discuss with the media a tragedy that was foisted onto her life. &quot;I cannot forget,&quot; said Mona el-Amir Atta,
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9/11 Audio: Mohammed Atta: 'We have some planes' - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Rutgers Law Review released new audio from September 11, 2001. (/Audio: Rutgers Law Review and FAA/Photo: AP) Correction: Clarification: SuperFan badge holders consistently post smart, timely comments about Washington area sports and teams
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10 years after 9/11, key question remains: Why were the hijackers in Las Vegas? - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Despite checking out thousands of leads in Sin City, police never came up with a definitive reason why ringleader Mohammed Atta and his Al Qaeda accomplices visited Las Vegas as many as five times before the attacks. But a confidential 10-page police
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OP-ED COLUMNIST; It’s Still the 9/11 Era
NYTimes - over 5 years
Osama bin Laden is dead. So is Saddam Hussein, and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and too many Qaeda No. 3’s to count. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is awaiting his military tribunal. George W. Bush is home on the ranch, Dick Cheney is on book tour, and even Gen. David Petraeus is a general no more, having traded in his stars for a civilian position atop the
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THE FEMALE FACTOR; Stuck Between 2 Sides of Islam
NYTimes - over 5 years
HAMBURG -- Mariam Fizazi arrived in this north German port city five days before Sept. 11, 2001, when 19 terrorists changed the world. Since then, this cheerful, 34-year-old woman has, she said, had her patience constantly tested by Allah. ''I have had it all -- a brother who had been in a training camp in Afghanistan, then he and my father
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10 years later, writers still trying to out-imagine 9/11 in fictionalized works - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Martin Amis&#39; &quot;The Last Days of Mohammed Atta&quot; tracks the end of one of the 9/11 hijackers. John Updike&#39;s &quot;Terrorist&quot; begins with a teen Muslim taking in the temptations of the West, &quot;These devils seek to take away my God. All day long, at Central High
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    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 49
    Indeed, in 2014 the current Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, fired all 34 Afghan provincial governors, but Governor Atta refused to give up the role.
    More Details Hide Details Although largely supported by the U.S., Governor Atta has publicly spoken out against the U.S. exit strategy from Afghanistan. Understandably, Governor Atta is vehemently opposed to bringing the Taliban back into negotiations and opposes reconciliation with his former archenemies. Governor Atta’s anxieties over the situation represent a general consensus among former Northern Alliance leaders and may complicate the U.S. exit strategy if they are unwilling to cooperate with the plan. Additionally, Governor Atta does not support any permanent American bases in Afghanistan, and reiterates his regional loyalty. Speculation exists that Governor Atta’s colorful rhetoric may be linked to the possibility of him running for president, or at the least seeking the leadership of his local political party.
    Khalid Noor, Tariq Noor,Belal Noor, Suhaib Noor and Seyar Noor. his oldest son Khalid Noor graduated from Sandhurst Royal Military academy of london in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Tariq Noor is studying Public administration in American university of dubai.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    Governor Atta Mohammad Noor supported Karzai’s main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, in the August 2009 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details Atta Mohammad Noor, is widely recognized as the main source of political power in the Province, and has exercised a high degree of control over politics in Balkh. He has used that influence to grow rich through business deals during his time in power. No meaningful business in the Province is transacted without his approval and major real estate in the provincial capital, Mazar-e Sharif, is in the hands of companies Atta owns or controls. He is a key player in the transport industry in Afghanistan's north, including the development of the rail line from Uzbekistan to Mazar-e Sharif. Having transplanted his militia leaders into powerful positions throughout the provincial administration, he maintains a monopoly over violence as well as control over illicit activity. Atta exercises near-complete control over the security organizations and political operations of the Province. Regardless of his tactics, Governor Atta maintains great support by the populace. Atta is credited with bringing peace and stability to the Province, where there are few police checkpoints and people safely walk around at night. There are also streets named after Afghan Airlines, which have helped finance the city's development. One of the features of Mazar-e Sharif is its smooth paved roads, unusual in Afghanistan, and representative of the progress that Governor Atta has been able to achieve.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    Governor Atta's opium poppy eradication program between 2005 and 2007, advised by consultants from Adam Smith International, successfully reduced poppy cultivation in Balkh Province from 7,200 hectares in 2005 to zero by 2007.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In late 2004, Atta was appointed governor of Balkh Province by Hamid Karzai.
    More Details Hide Details By installing commanders with whom he had fought in the 1980s and 1990s in local government positions, thus turning them away from destabilizing activities, he created a loyal and disciplined local administration. As a result, he acquired a monopoly on violence, and achieved relative security and stability even in the most remote districts, at the cost of authoritarian methods. The security in Balkh Province permitted significant reconstruction and the development of considerable economic activity. Atta Noor is credited for maintaining political control and economic development and security for Balkh province including its largest city, Mazar-i-Sharif.
    He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai.
    More Details Hide Details An ethnic Pashtun, he was a high school teacher before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan; after the conflict began, he worked in educating the Mujahideen, who gave him the nickname "The Teacher." He then became an anti-Soviet mujahideen resistance commander for the Jamiat-e Islami. When the Taliban took power in late 1996, Atta Noor served as a commander in the anti-Taliban United Front (Northern Alliance) under Ahmad Shah Massoud. He led operations in the Balkh area. He has been described by The Economist as being "immensely wealthy." Born in Balkh province, Atta Mohammed joined the mujahideen fighting the Soviet presence in Afghanistan in the 1980s and became affiliated with the Jamiat-e Islami party.
  • 2003
    Age 38
    In October 2003, Dostum launched an offensive, and managed to retake many of the positions he had lost since 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Near Mazar, Dostum outmaneuvred Atta's armoured forces, and captured all the key positions around the city. The fighting initiated by Dostum around Mazar involved tanks and artillery, and resulted in the death of approximately 60 people. Both Dostum and Atta were, however, coming under increasing pressure from the international community and the central government in Kabul to stop the fighting. Atta and Dostum worked out a power-sharing agreement in which Dostum conceded Mazar and most of Balkh province to Atta, who in turn renounced his intention of contesting Dostum's influence elsewhere in Northern Afghanistan. General Noor, have married once and the summary of their marriage is five sons and two daughter.
  • 2001
    Age 36
    On November 9, 2001 Atta Noor's forces and those of Dostum drove the Taliban from Mazar-i-Sharif.
    More Details Hide Details After the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under the Hamid Karzai administration, Ustad Atta's forces clashed with those of Dostum several times. From 2002 onwards, with the support of Jamiat-e Islami allies occupying key positions in the Afghan Transitional Administration and the support of the international community which tried to marginalize Dostum for his dubious record, Atta Noor expanded his influence in Northern Afghanistan. He managed to seize Mazar-i-Sharif using little force, only the Khulmi District was taken by force. Atta subsequently attempted to buy the loyalty of local leaders in Faryab, Jowzjan and Balkh provinces.
  • 1997
    Age 32
    When the Taliban took power in late 1997, Atta Noor served as a commander in the anti-Taliban United Front (Northern Alliance) under Ahmad Shah Massoud.
    More Details Hide Details Atta Noor led operations in the Balkh area. Dostum had turned into an ally against the Taliban.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 29
    In January 1994, Atta Noor fought to consolidate the Islamic State of Afghanistan's control over the capital of Balkh, Mazar-i-Sharif, against Dostum's Junbish milita.
    More Details Hide Details But Dostum struck first, mobilizing 10,000 men and defeating Atta's forces.
  • 1993
    Age 28
    However, ideological differences with Dostum soon emerged, and in 1993, he split from Dostum.
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  • 1992
    Age 27
    Following the fall of Mohammed Najibullah's Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, while remaining a Jamiat commander, he also joined Abdul Rashid Dostum's National Islamic Movement of Afghanistan, becoming a deputy leader of that movement during its first congress on June 1, 1992.
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    By 1992, he had become one of the most powerful Mujahideen commanders in Northern Afghanistan.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born in 1965.
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