Bin Laden’s trusted lieutenant captured by U.S. forces in Libya was given political asylum by Britain


National Post | News

MPs are to question Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, over why one of the world’s most wanted al-Qaeda terror suspects, captured by US special forces this weekend, was previously given political asylum and allowed to live in Britain.

Anas al-Libi, a trusted lieutenant of Osama bin Laden and at one time al-Qaeda’s chief computer expert, was snatched on Saturday in a US Delta Force operation in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. It is alleged that he helped to plan the twin attacks on the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 1998 in which 224 people were killed.

The al-Qaeda lieutenant seized in Tripoli, was released from questioning by police in Manchester, U.K., and has spent the past 14 years on the run after fleeing his home in Britain, according to a former FBI official.

Al-Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqaie, was given political asylum in Britain…

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About Egoyibo Okoro

Beautiful. Friendly. Opinionated. Feminist. Scholarly. Apolitical. Christian. Sometimes, I write in Engli-Igbo and/or pidgin English. Just so you know, I am naturally disgruntled about a lot of things, most especially gender inequality, human rights abuses, racism and corruption. #EndChildMarriage. #EndTerrorism. #EndPoverty. #EndRacism. #EndImperialism. The Igbo say, "egbe bere, ugo bere, nke si ibe ya ebena nku kwa ya" - Live and let live!
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