3. New York Marriott East Side
Sekou and Saad go to film a video at the New York Marriott East Side, which attempts to show that Al-Qaeda’s first attack was not in 1993 at the World Trade Center but at the ballroom of this hotel. Sekou says in the video, “Right here, this is where the founder of the Jewish Defense League was executed, where he got popped.” The assassination of Rabbi Kahane by Egyptian-American El Sayyid Nossair is a true story, as you can read in the New York Times. The Jewish community repudiated Kahane’s violent and anti-Arab ideology. The connection to Al Qaeda comes from a 2002 Senate Intelligence Committee investigation. The director of the investigation, Eleanor Hill, reported that Osama Bin Laden paid for the defense of Nossair. Nossair was also allegedly aided by a man later connected to the 1993 bombings.