“He was transferred to Sudan in 2012 as part of a deal to rehabilitate former terror detainees…” And look how well it worked. “Deradicalization” programs in general are doomed to failure, because they proceed from the assumption that Islam is a religion of peace and that once the jihadi learns the true, peaceful meaning of the Qur’an, he will lay down his arms and become a productive, loyal member of society. Since that isn’t true, these programs never work.
“Al Qaeda leader, former Gitmo detainee threatens attack on U.S. cities,” by Lisa Daftari, Foreign Desk, November 4, 2016:
A senior Al Qaeda leader and former Guantanamo detainee in Yemen has called for renewed attacks on the U.S. just days before Americans prepare to vote for a new president.
“We pledge and vow to continue fighting America. Hitting, confronting and striking until it falls back behind the seas. None is upon us except by the will of Allah,” Ibrahim Al Qosi, a convicted Al Qaeda paymaster said in a speech entitled “15 years since the takeoff of the modern crusade.”
The Foreign Desk has obtained a transcript of Al Qosi’s speech.
Al Qosi advises followers to “concentrate your military expedition towards the crusaders and its apostate agents,” calling for renewed attacks against the U.S. while criticizing the Obama administration’s inaction in Syria that has allowed Russia and Iran to take a leading role in the conflict.
Al Qosi, 54, also know as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, is a Sudanese citizen who was detained by the U.S. in Afghanistan in 2001 and served a short prison sentence after admitting support for Al Qaeda.
He was transferred to Sudan in 2012 as part of a deal to rehabilitate former terror detainees, but in 2015, he resurfaced in Yemen reportedly as a leader with the Ansar al-Sharia terror group, more commonly known as Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
U.S. officials Friday alerted federal officials in New York, Texas and Virginia about an unspecified threat by Al Qaeda around Election Day, though a government source deemed the threat “relatively low-level.” Authorities have been told to remain vigilant, according to Reuters.
It is unclear whether Al Qosi’s speech is connected to the latest threat….