You Can Bet This Alumnus Won’t Be Coming to the Next College Reunion at North Carolina A&T

Last month Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, now in U.S. custody, confessed to being the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Washington and New York. He also claimed to be the executioner who beheaded journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. In all, Mohammed claimed responsibility for more than 30 terrorist operations.

While authorities are not yet convinced that Mohammed’s claims are truthful, or just boastful bravado, it has been confirmed that he is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro. In 1986 he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a field which undoubtedly helped him in planning the two operations directed against the World Trade Center towers in both 1993 and 2001.