A longtime jihadist who was born in the US and slated to take part in al Qaeda’s planned millennium attacks in Jordan has been rearrested by authorities.
Al Jazeera reported on its Arabic website earlier this month that Raed Hijazi, who spent more than a decade in prison, was detained once again by Jordanian authorities in November. The charges against Hijazi, who was identified as a leading member of the Salafi jihadist trend in Jordan, are not immediately clear. Hijazi’s son confirmed the arrest, which has been reported by other outlets as well.
According to the 9/11 Commission, Hijazi had sworn bayat (an oath of allegiance) to Osama bin Laden in 1999, at a time when he was plotting to carry out mass casualty attacks against several sites. […]