War On Terror: A high-ranking Sudanese al-Qaida operative was released from Guantanamo Bay in 2012 because he was only Osama bin Laden's chef. Now he cooks up terror operations for al-Qaida in Yemen.
Ibrahim al-Qosi, a.k.a. Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani, was just "a cook who served as a driver and possibly a bodyguard," Human Rights Watch insisted five years ago, when the Obama administration gave the terrorist detainee a plea bargain to release him and send him home to Sudan two years later.
"Can you imagine if, during Nuremberg, they prosecuted cooks and drivers?" the George Soros-funded, New York City-based nongovernmental organization asked.
But as the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' Thomas Joscelyn disclosed in The Long War Journal on Wednesday, Qosi last year joined al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula "and became one of its leaders."
AQAP just released its latest video, "Guardians of Sharia," in which "Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length," as well as the practice of "individual jihad," in which "Qosi referred to al-Qaida's policy of encouraging attacks by individual adherents and smaller terror cells."
Qosi also celebrated in the video the AQAP-sponsored shootings in Paris at the offices of a satirical magazine earlier this year, killing a dozen.
Joscelyn noted that it was the first time that Qosi had "starred in jihadist propaganda since he left Guantanamo," adding: "His personal relationship with Osama bin Laden and time in American detention make him an especially high-profile spokesman."Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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