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The attackers came in the early hours. It was five nights after September 11, 2001.

2nd September, 2006

The attackers came in the early hours. It was five nights after September 11, 2001. There were four of them. The men strode into the New York coffee shop that Labib Salama, an Egyptian immigrant to the US, had owned for five years. The gang did not hurt anyone, but they smashed everything: the tables, the mirrors, the pictures on the walls.

The police arrived at the scene and caught the perpetrators, Salama recalls. They asked him...

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