Under Obama, another murdered US diplomat thrown under the jihad bus. Northern (Islamic) Sudan would never have pulled this under Bush or Reagan. With Obama, they wink, wink, nod nod. If Sudanese President Al-Bashir (wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of genocide and war crimes in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region) wanted to keep these jihadists in prison, they would still be there.
More on the cold-blooded assassination of U.S. diplomat John Michael Granville in Sudan: Jihadis Murder US Diplomat to Sudan in Cold Blood - Atlas Shrugs
New Video Published On YouTube Features Two Assassins Of U.S. Diplomat Granville Explaining Their Escape From Maximum Security Prison In Sudan
MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM)
On January 3, 2013, the Ansar Al-Mujahideen jihadi forum published the first part of a video featuring 'Abd Al-Basit Al-Hajj Al-Hassan Hajj Hammad and Muhammad Makawi Ibrahim Muhammad, who were among those implicated in the assassination of U.S. diplomat John Michael Granville and his driver in 2008 in Khartoum, Sudan. In the video, which was produced by the Al-Hijratayn Media Foundation, 'Abd Al-Basit and Makawi, who were recently designated terrorists by the U.S. State Department, explain in detail how they escaped from the Kobar maximum security prison, an operation they said was inspired by and similar to the 2011 Al-Mukalla Prison escape, in which dozens of AQAP operatives fled through a subterranean tunnel.
According to the Sudanese news website askmorgan.net, the 41:30 minute video was published on YouTube on December 29, 2012, but later removed by the site because "its content violated YouTube's Terms of Service." The video was first announced on Ansar Al-Mujahideen on December 26, 2012. Four escapees are shown in the video: 'Abd Al-Basit is shown presenting the escape plan in footage taken inside the prison. Makawai is shown sitting on the floor, with a black and white Al-Qaeda banner in the background. The third escapee, Mohand Osman, is featured briefly, along with a statement that he immigrated to Somalia and was martyred there. 'Abd Al-Ra'uf Abu Zaid Muhammad Hamza, the only escapee arrested by Sudanese security forces following the jailbreak, is shown taking part in the operation. Another man, whose face is obscured, is introduced as "brother Mortada." While no further information is provided about Mortada, who appears in the video to be reciting verses from the Koran, it is possible that details about him will be provided in part two.
An interview with Adel 'Abd Al-Ghani, a lawyer who represented Granville's alleged killers, on Al-Arabiya's Sina'at Al-Mawt show was also included in the video. In the interview, 'Abd Al-Ghani states that it would impossible for anyone to escape from Kobar, a maximum security prison equipped with high-tech security equipment.
Though the video, unsurprisingly, does not disclose the escapees' current location, there is reason to believe they may be in Somalia, where a large number of Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadis have sought refuge over the years.