Leading al-Qaeda commander Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqaii, also known as Abu Anas al-Libi, was recently captured in Libya. al-Ruqaii is believed to have been involved in the 1998 Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam embassy bombings carried out by al Qaeda. Before you ask, yes, this Muslim’s first name is Nazi.
The leftists in the UK granted al-Ruqaii political asylum there in 1995, after an al Qaeda assassination attempt on Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak failed. Egypt tried to extradite al-Ruqaii, but the UK decided he should stay there because he wouldn’t be given a fair trial in Egypt. Well, it’d sure be a more fair trial than rape victims receive in Islamic countries. In 1999, the dullard government of the UK became suspicious of the al Qaeda operative living on their shores, and interrogated him. However, he had wiped his hard drive and told police nothing, so they released him. The following year, they searched his property and discovered terror manuals translated into English, which al-Ruqaii was likely distributing to local Muslims. However, by the time authorities had gotten the warrant for the search, al-Ruqaii was in the wind.
Then, everything went dark. There was little evidence of al-Ruqaii for the next decade. Some claimed he was being held in a secret CIA prison camp. Others claimed he had been arrested in the Sudan. However, he was actually hiding out (some sources say imprisoned for several years) in Iran, occasionally assisting al Qaeda by serving as a body double for sheikh Osama bin Laden.
al-Ruqaii was captured in broad daylight in Libya by US troops. He is being extradited to the US to face charges for the 1998 embassy attacks before facing charges in other countries. After his arrest, his son spoke out about his father’s alleged innocence. Excuse me while I raise my eyebrow at that statement. “My father is a normal man,” al-Ruqaii’s son Abdullah said. “He told us everything about his life. He went from Libya to Afghanistan to help oppressed people there. I assure you that he is innocent, and this will be clear soon, when they fail to provide any evidence against him.” By “help oppressed people,” Abdullah and many other Muslims mean “blow stuff up and shoot people.” However, Abdullah has a surprise coming – there’s a ton of evidence against his father, beginning with that jihad manual found in his apartment back in 2000. He wasn’t the innocent pizza-stand employee Abdullah paints him as. Muslims have a tendency to cover for each other, especially when they’re behaving badly. I wouldn’t be surprised if the next step of al-Ruqaii’s plot involves his son in some capacity.