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Al-Qaeda Spokesman in Iranian Custody
By SITE Institute
Published in: SITE Institute
August 10, 2004

According to Friday?s As-Sharq Al-Awsat, al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was one of the al-Qaeda members arrested in Iran recently. Ghaith, a Kuwaiti, had his citizenship revoked by Kuwait after September 11. Iran maintains that the country is keeping him in custody because it does not know where to extradite him, as Kuwait refuses to accept him as non-citizen. A former high school teacher in Kuwait, Ghaith joined al-Qaeda in 2000 and became the organization?s chief spokesperson. Shortly after the September 11 attacks, Ghaith released a videotape in early October 2001 which aired on al-Jazeera television, where he stated, ?The actions by these young men who destroyed the United States and launched the storm of planes against it have done a good deed. They transferred the battle into the US heartland. Let the United States know that with God's permission, the battle will continue to be waged on its territory until it leaves our lands, stops its support for the Jews, and lifts the unjust embargo on the Iraqi people who have lost more than one million children. The Americans should know that the storm of plane attacks will not abate, with God's permission. There are thousands of the Islamic nation's youths who are eager to die just as the Americans are eager to live.?

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