Charge: Passport links Muslim Brotherhood to Benghazi

A very serious charge was confidently made by a very credible Egyptian television host whose work we’ve used in prior reports. During the compelling segment on Tahrir TV, host Ahmed Moussa publicly announced the name of a new figure in the Benghazi attacks. The charge is that the passport of Christopher Stevens’ “assassin” was found in the home of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat Al-Shater in Cairo. This would provide a direct and tangible link between the attacks in Benghazi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Ahmed Moussa: Passport implicates Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Ahmed Moussa: Passport implicates Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

In a story posted to the Fox News website, Cynthia Farahat translates the relevant portion of Moussa’s segment, during which the latter calls out U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson. This is quite explosive:

Ambassador Stevens was killed in Benghazi, and you know who killed him, the U.S. administration knows who killed him, and you know how he was killed and it was a major strike against the U.S. administration, and all of you.

The assassin is now present at Rabia Al-Adawiya [mosque protest] His name is, do you know it or you would like me to inform you? He’s affiliated with Al Qaeda in Libya, his name is Mohsen Al-Azazi, his passport was found in the house of Khairat El-Shater.

That killer is in Rabia Al-Adawiya now, with Safwat Hegazy and Mohammed El-Beltagy, whom you and your administration support and aid. Your administration aids terrorism. {emphasis ours}

If Moussa is correct, this revelation has huge implications. It could mean, as we have been reporting, that an act of war was perpetrated against the U.S. by a nation state – Egypt – led at the time by the Muslim Brotherhood. Khairat Al-Shater was the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading candidate for president in Egypt last year until Mohammed Mursi replaced him. Al-Shater, however, remains a leading figure within the group; he is the deputy to the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide in Egypt, Mohamed Badie.

Here is the short clip of Moussa calling out Patterson:

Farahat’s find also adds a bit more credibility to the charge made recently by Saad Al-Shater, Khairat’s son. During an interview with the Anatolia News Agency, Saad charged that his father should be released because he is “more important” to the Americans than is the safety of ousted President, Mohammed Mursi. The younger Al-Shater said that his father has the ability to release “information, documents, and recordings” that will be very damaging to the Obama administration.

The claim made by Saad Al-Shater is that the evidence implicating the U.S. is in the possession of trusted individuals both “inside and outside Egypt”. Though he said this evidence shows the Obama administration is “directly connected”, Saad stopped there without saying what the administration was connected to. If the passport of a lead Benghazi attacker was found in the home of Khairat Al-Shater, it would certainly implicate Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood in the attacks, which is something the Obama administration has gone out of its way to avoid doing.

In fact, during their trip to Egypt last week, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns seemed to all be working for Al-Shater’s release. If the charges made by Ahmed Moussa are proven true, all three of those men will have much to explain. Seeking the release of a man allegedly tied to the Benghazi attacks would be a very serious offense.

Moussa’s claims lend further credibility to another piece of evidence that only looks more legitimate with each passing day. It’s a Libyan Intelligence document dated September 15, 2012. That document reports that six Egyptians from Ansar Al-Sharia (Egypt) were arrested for the Benghazi attacks and revealed that Mursi, along with Safwat Hijazy were both involved. Note above that Moussa claims Hijazy is currently with Mohsen Al-Azazi, Stevens’ “assassin” in a mosque.

Another individual named in the Libyan Intelligence document is Marjan Salem, identified as the leader of Ansar Al-Sharia Egypt the six arrested individuals were purportedly from. Last month, we posted an interview between Ahmed Moussa and Marjan Salem in Addendum A of our original report. Though in Arabic, Moussa exhibited a confidence level on par with the video above. The body language of both host and terrorist guest is worth taking a look at too. Becoming familiar with what Salem looks like also makes the video worth watching for a bit. During this interview, he got Salem to admit to having killed “many” Americans (translated portion of the exchange can be found here):

The claims made by Ahmed Moussa about the passport are backed up by multiple Arabic (and at lease one Russian) sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

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