Egypt Denies US Investigators Access to Captured Benghazi Massacre Suspects
Egyptian Islamist Muhammad Jamal al-Kashef, AKA Abu Ahmed, is thought to be behind the attack on the US consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Abu Ahmed was released from jail during the Arab Spring but was later recaptured and is being held in Egypt.
The al-Marsad News Network, an Egyptian media organization, posted a “rare” video interview with Muhammad Jamal al-Kashef AKA Abu Ahmed, who reportedly led the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. (SITE)
The Al-Marsad News interviewer concludes the discussion by congratulating him, according to SITE’s translation. “A thousand congratulations, Sheikh Abu Ahmed, a thousand congratulations, Muhammad Jamal Abu al Kashef. Peace be upon you O Sheikh!”
So far the Morsi government in Egypt has denied access to US investigators to the terrorists linked to the Benghazi massacre on 9-11.
The Long War Journal reported:
The US has not been granted access to the senior members of the so-called “Nasr City Cell” who were arrested late last year, according to several American officials familiar with the case. The Nasr City Cell is an al Qaeda-linked group that reportedly plotted acts of terrorism inside Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, Libya, and Mali.
The cell has also been tied to the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, during which four Americans, including US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed.
Egyptian authorities first detained members of the cell during a raid in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo on Oct. 24, 2012…
…The senior cell members in Egyptian custody include Muhammad Jamal al Kashef (a.k.a. Abu Ahmed), a longtime jihadist who corresponded with al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011 and 2012, and Sheikh Adel Shehato, a senior Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) figure who has openly proclaimed his allegiance to al Qaeda’s ideology.
And yet the Obama Administration continues to send this regime millions in aid.