Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee warns America, praises Taliban in chilling video

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Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports on the latest.

A former Guantanamo detainee released a video speech in which he praised the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan and threatened “upcoming” attacks against America. 

Ibrahim al Qosi, 60, pled guilty in 2010 to providing support for terrorism and al Qaeda in exchange for repatriation in 2012. He started to appear in al Qaeda videos just three years after his return. 

The newest video, released Wednesday by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is 20 minutes long and runs images of 9/11 alongside footage of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Long War Journal reported. 

Al Qosi congratulates the Taliban for “this magnificent victory and evident conquest that shocked the world.” He also names “the Emir of the Faithful” and “Muslims in general.” 

Sudanese Ibrahim al-Qosi, the former cook of slain Al-Qaeda founder Usama bin Laden, speaks during a press conference in Khartoum on July 11, 2012 after he was release from the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and returned to his native Sudan when Court documents in August 2010 showed that his 14-year sentence would be suspended. Qosi had been held at the US-run Guantanamo prison since 2002 and was the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried by military tribunal under revised rules introduced by the administration of President Barack Obama. AFP PHOTO/EBRAHIM HAMID        (Photo credit should read EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/GettyImages)
(Photo credit should read EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/GettyImages)

“They are men whose hands by the grace of Allah alone, buried a third empire in the soil of Afghanistan, and restored the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to rule by the Shari’ah of Allah, even if America and its allies hate it,” al Qosi said. “So congratulations to you, O people of Afghanistan, for this great victory.”

Al Qosi also takes aim at the impact the withdrawal had on the United States’ “reputation and prestige” before quoting from previous Usama bin Laden speeches as justification for new attacks. 

Al Qosi hails from Sudan and spent 11 years at the Guantanamo prison. He previously worked as a bookkeeper for a business owned by bin Laden, then followed him to Afghanistan in 1996, where he served in various roles including cook, bodyguard and driver at al Qaeda compounds, The New York Times reported. 

The video closes with another cryptic warning, with al Qosi quoting bin Laden as he warns that, “The days and nights will not pass until we take revenge like we did on Sept. 11, Allah permitting.” 

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