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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

Al-Qaeda Spokesman

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

Details
ImportanceHigh
AffiliationAl-Qaeda
RoleSpokesman
SupervisorOsama bin Laden
AffiliationAl-Qaeda Media Committee
NationalityKuwaiti
Date of Birth1967
Place of BirthKuwait
GenderMale
 
 
Narrative and Notes
 
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  • Abu Ghaith taught religion in high school in Kuwait, but was banned from preaching after criticizing the Kuwaiti consitution and opposing U.N. sanctions in Iraq. He has been formally stripped of his Kuwaiti citizenship. He left Kuwait in 2000.
  • During a Summer 2001 disagreement over whether to proceed with the Sept. 11, Abu Ghaith sided with bin Laden and Mohammed Atef over the objections of Abu Hafs the Mauritanian, Shaikh Saiid al-Masri and Saif al-Adel.1
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    Sources
    1 The 9-11 Commission Final Report, July 22, 2004, Chapter 7.4.
    Photo: Globalsecurity.org archive
     
     
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