Testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security on al Qaeda’s network in Egypt and the threat it poses to the US
A video released by Al Faroq media earlier this month shows four al Qaeda-linked jihadists inciting the US embassy protest in Cairo on Sept. 11. One of them is Rifai Ahmed Taha Musa, a Gamaa Islamiyya leader whose ties to senior al Qaeda leaders date to the 1990s.
During a speech in Tahrir Square, the new Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, called for Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman to be freed. Rahman is a longtime ally of al Qaeda and was convicted by a US court for his involvement in terrorist plots.