Masjid Ar-Ribat al-Islami

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Masjid Ar-Ribat al-Islami
Basic information
Location San Diego, California, US
Affiliation Islam
Rite Sunni
Country United States of America
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Status Active

Masjid Ar-Ribat al-Islami is a Sunni mosque in San Diego, California, on 7173 Saranac Street on the San Diego-La Mesa, California border.[1]

Anwar Al-Awlaki, who has been accused of being a senior Al-Qaeda recruiter and motivator linked to various terrorists, served as Imam of the mosque from 1996–2000.[2][3][4][5]

Two of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks (Nawaf Al-Hazmi and Khalid Almihdhar)[2][6] regularly attended the mosque in 2000, and Al-Awlaki had many closed-door meetings with them, which led investigators to believe Al-Awlaki knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance.[2][3]


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Coordinates: 32°46′15″N 117°2′36″W / 32.77083°N 117.04333°W / 32.77083; -117.04333