Sept. 11 -- Five Years Later

Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences
The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences was a key part of a Saudi campaign to spread Wahhabi Islam, but now only holds Friday prayers, with sermons that are "nothing controversial," one man said.

Salafi Islam

Followers of conservative sect try to allay fears that their brand of Islam fosters extremism.


American Muslims debate ways to incorporate their religion into daily life, an increasingly difficult task since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.


To the government, they were a terrorist risk in the Washington area. To local Muslims, they were unfairly singled out for prosecution and severe sentences.


Because of an open-ended contract with few safeguards, SAIC reaped more than $100 million, even though its program never worked properly.

• Transcript: Post's Dan Eggen


Curriculum for training new FBI recruits is adapting to reflect the agency's focus on terrorism.

• PHOTOS: FBI Training


Five years after attacks, some security experts question whether FBI has done enough to prepare agents for the difficult challenge of countering terrorism.


FIVE YEARS LATER : Microbes Made From Scratch

Custom-built pathogens raise bioterror fears as new technology is hurtling past countermeasures.


Five Years Later

Work at new lab could someday save thousands of lives -- or create new risks and place the U.S in violation of international treaties.

• VIDEO: Preparing for Microbes

• Special Report: Remembering 9/11


Recent Coverage of Sept. 11 and the War on Terror

New York Somberly Marks Seven Years Since Attacks (Post, September 12, 2008)

7 Years Later, New Yorkers Pause to Remember (Post, September 11, 2008)

Terrorism Fades as Issue in 2008 Campaign:  But Both Obama and McCain Use National Security to Frame Larger Themes (Post, September 11, 2008)

U.S. to Try 6 On Capital Charges Over 9/11 Attacks:  New Evidence Gained Without Coercive Tactics (Post, February 12, 2008)

Care for 9/11 Responders Is Piecemeal:  Plan for Processing Center On Hold, Funding Uncertain (Post, January 28, 2008)

Families Settle Claims In Attack on Pentagon (Post, October 4, 2007)

Along With Grief, 9/11 Survivors Find Resolve (By Shankar Vedantam, September 10, 2007)

Final Stone Placed in Pentagon's Exterior:  Nine Months After Attack, Work Crews Shift Focus to Building's Interior (Post, June 12, 2002)

Emotional Depths, Aesthetic Heights:  Architects' Passion Spurs Memorial's Winning Design (Post, May 25, 2003)

For Pentagon, a Memorial 'Like No Other':  Panel Picks Design Featuring Lighted Benches, Trees (Post, March 4, 2003)

Presidential Politics Roil Observance of Sept. 11:  Giuliani's Role at Event In N.Y. Is Challenged (Post, September 9, 2007)

President Bush Addresses the Nation:  The State of America Five Years After September 11th (washingtonpost.com, September 12, 2006; 11:30 AM)

America Marks a Grim Anniversary:  President Visits Three Sites Where Nearly 3,000 Died (Post, September 12, 2006)

Memories, Grief Endure Across Region:  Services Recall Losses, Pay Tribute to Victims (Post, September 12, 2006)

Study Finds Delay in Flu Season (Post, September 12, 2006)

Analysis:  President Tries to Win Over a War-Weary Nation (Post, September 12, 2006)

Nation Marks Fifth Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks (Post, September 11, 2006; 5:52 PM)

Timeline of Events From September 11, 2001 (washingtonpost.com, September 11, 2006; 11:54 AM)

Those Who Lost Loved Ones Sustain Memorial Charities (Post, September 11, 2006)

Amid Tears, the Hope of Laughter:  That Night, It Was Hard To Find Humor in Anything. But It Was Important to Try. (Post, September 11, 2006)

The Subtle Changes Since September 11th:  For Va. Neighbors, Lingering Fears and a New Worldview Underlie Everyday Life (Post, September 11, 2006)

Emergency Readiness Questioned:  After Scrutiny, Homeland Security Adds Funds, Personnel (Post, September 11, 2006)

Sons of the Mothers:  Marilynn Rosenthal Struggles to Understand Her Child's Killer, the Boy Who Grew Up to Be a 9/11 Hijacker (Post, September 11, 2006)

Bin Laden Trail Is 'Stone Cold':  U.S. Steps Up Efforts, But Good Intelligence On Ground is Lacking (Post, September 10, 2006)

Recovery From Sept. 11 Changed New York City:  Near Ground Zero, a New Version of Life Goes On (Post, September 9, 2006)

Clinton, Other Democrats Assail ABC Docudrama 'Path to 9/11' (Post, September 9, 2006)

FIVE YEARS LATER: The Bureaucratic Front:  Fighting Terrorism and Disorganization (Post, August 9, 2006)

Model Center Shares Data Old-Fashioned Way (Post, August 9, 2006)

America's Character:  In the Debris of 9/11, Bravery, Not Conspiracy, Stirred Oliver Stone (Post, August 8, 2006)

Officials Didn't Lie to Sept. 11 Panel, Pentagon Says (Post, August 6, 2006)

9/11 Panel Suspected Deception by Pentagon:  Allegations Brought to Inspectors General (Post, August 2, 2006)

Five Years Later:  How Common Ground Led to Partisan Split (Post, July 16, 2006)

The Bold Outlines Of a Plot:  Adapted as a Comic Book, The 9/11 Commission Report Hits Home Anew (Post, July 16, 2006)

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