(RightWing.org) – It would be very difficult to find someone who would disagree with the idea that the world underwent a profound and permanent change after a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners on September 11, 2001. However, there are people who were killing innocent bystanders before then, and now it seems one of them has worked his way up and is leading the entire organization.
Mohammed Salahuddin Zeidan was born sometime in the early 1960s. He is now better known by his chosen nickname Saif al-Adel, which translates into English as “Sword of Justice.” He apparently became the leader of the terrorist group when his predecessor Ayman al-Zawahiri was blown up by a United States missile strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 31, 2022.
The Egyptian-born al-Adel was fingered as the de facto commander-in-chief of the terrorist organization in a recent report from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). When asked about him during a February 16 press conference, State Department spokesman Ned Price said, “our assessment aligned with that of the UN.” The announcement also said that al-Adel is currently operating from the Islamic Republic of Iran, but that country’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, had some advice for President Joe Biden in a Twitter post accusing the White House of “Iranophobia” and told them to blame “those who created Al-Qaeda and DAESH [ISIS].”
I advise the White House to stop the failed Iranophobia game. Linking Al-Qaeda
to Iran is patently absurd and baseless.
Those who created Al-Qaeda and DAESH must be held to account for spreading terrorism worldwide. Don't give false address!
— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) February 16, 2023
Al-Adel is believed to be a part of the group that worked with Osama bin Laden in the 9/11 plot by training the hijackers who flew the airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and the one where the brave passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 forced it to crash in Pennsylvania to keep it from completing its mission. Both men were indicted in a US court in 1998 for their terrorist activities but never brought to justice. Al-Adel is currently being sought by American authorities and is the subject of an FBI bulletin that says he “is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There is a $10 million reward being offered for information leading to his capture.
The UNSC also lists al-Adel as an individual subject to sanctions, including restrictions on travel to or through any country and having any assets or other monies or resources frozen so that he can’t access them.
An Interpol advisory says that at one point, he was responsible for bin Laden’s security and “trained Somali fighters who killed 18 US [sic] servicemen in Mogadishu in 1993.”
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