A Guantanamo Bay detainee that was released by President Obama in 2012 is now the face of Al Qaeda.
Last December, al Qosi began appearing in al Qaeda propaganda videos denouncing the Saudi's and advocating for jihadists to go to Yemen and join Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Al Qosi had joined al Qaeda in 1990, and by 1994 was part of Osama Bin Laden’s personal security.
As reported by Daily Mail, Ibrahim al Qosi was sent to Gitmo in December 2001 after being captured in Afghanistan. He was offered a plea deal that ultimately led to his release from Gitmo after pleading guilty to conspiracy and providing material support to al Qaeda.
In July 2012, al Qosi was released from Gitmo and returned to his native Sudan where he was to live in “peace, quiet and freedom.”
Despite Obama’s campaign promises and best efforts, Gitmo remains open to this day with substantially fewer occupants.