On September 11, 2012, “zanoon elslfi,” a member of the leading jihadi forum Al-Fida’, announced the launch of a YouTube channel and archive page containing speeches and lectures by Saudi Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Rubaish, a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and a senior Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) cleric. The post, titled “The Raid of Revenge for Jihadi Clerics,” said the “IbrahimRbichy” channel was dedicated to the 19 hijackers involved in the 9/11 attacks, the “lions” imprisoned in Arab and other tyrants’ prisons, the freemen sacrificing their blood in the Levant, and to all jihadi clerics and leaders wherever they may be – especially Sheikhs Ibrahim Al-Rubaish and Abu Yahya Al-Libi.
So far, 17 videos have been uploaded to the YouTube channel, which has three subscribers and 96 video views. The archive page includes 42 video and audio productions, all delivered by Al-Rubaish. It should be noted that though the U.S. is listed under “country” in the channel’s “about” section, this does not necessarily mean the channel’s administrator lives in the U.S.
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