Playing a Despised Terrorist: 'United 93'

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Omar Berdouni plays hijacker Ahmed Al Haznawi in Paul Greengrass' movie United 93. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Omar Berdouni

Omar Berdouni plays hijacker Ahmed Al Haznawi in Paul Greengrass' movie United 93.

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Michele Norris talks with actor Omar Berdouni, who plays one of the hijackers in the movie United 93. Berdouni says playing a radical Muslim hijacker was a stretch for him; he's Moroccan-born and Western-educated. He almost turned down the role because he was worried about Hollywood's tendency to stereotype Arabs.

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