DNI Clapper: ‘Shotgun Marriage’ Between Iran and Al Qaeda
11:15 AM, Feb 17, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
In September 2011, the State Department designated a Hamas operative who is linked to both Iran and al Qaeda. The terrorist, named Muhammad Hisham Muhammad Isma'il Abu Ghazala, “plays an integral role in Hamas,” and “has links to Iran, the world's leading State Sponsor of Terrorism, and al Qaeda.” Among other nefarious activities, Abu Ghazala has facilitated al Qaeda’s IED attacks inside Iraq.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation of Defense of Democracies.
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