Mohammed Abdel Karim Al Ghezali
Mohammed Abdel Karim Al Ghezali is a citizen of Yemen who was one of the founders of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Penisula, in 2009, and remains one of its senior leaders. CBS News reported that Al Ghezali appeared in a September 2009 fund-raising video with Said Ali Al Shiri, the second in command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
On January 4, 2018, US counter-intelligence officials placed Al Ghazali, and two other individuals, on its list of specially designated terrorists. The US State Department described al Ghazali, Wanas al-Faqih and Abukar Ali Adnan as senior leaders of three different offshoots of al Qaeda. Abukar Ali Adnan was the deputy leader of Al Shabaab. Wanas al-Faqih was a leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
- Khaled Wassef (2009-10-14). "Al Qaeda's Feverish Hunt For Cash". CBS News. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. https://web.archive.org/web/20160307090423/https://www.cbsnews.com/news/al-qaedas-feverish-hunt-for-cash/. "In September, a cell phone video message by former Guantanamo detainee and al Qaeda commander in the Arabian Peninsula Saeed al-Shihri (at right in photo above) was found on the phone of a terror suspect arrested by Saudi authorities. Shihri appeared in the short clip sitting in a moving vehicle with Yemeni al Qaeda operative Mohammed Abdel Karim al-Ghazali at his side."
- Abdullah Al Oraifiji (2009-10-22). "Jizan 3rd man a Saudi with ‘very close ties to Al-Qaeda’". Saudi Gazette. Archived from the original on 2021-01-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20210103094309/https://www.sauress.com/en/saudigazette/52062. "Saeed Al-Shehri, who is in hiding in Yemen with other members of the organization, appeared in the video calling for financial help for “jihad” and the “mujahideen”, accompanied by a man identified at the time of broadcast by Al-Arabiya news network as Mohammed Abdul Hakeem Al-Ghazali, a Yemeni believed to have assisted in the movements of Abdullah Al-Asiri, the author of the August’s failed assassination attempt on Prince Muhammad Bin Naif."
- Rex W. Tillerson (2017-12-11). "E.O. 13224 Designation of Muhammad al-Ghazali, aka Rashid, aka Muhammad Abd al-Karim al-Ghazali, aka Abu Hisham Mawari, aka Abu Hisham al-Mawari, aka Abu Sa'id, aka Abu Faris, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist". Federal Register. Washington DC. p. 1093. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/09/2018-00194/eo-13224-designation-of-muhammad-al-ghazali-aka-rashid-aka-muhammad-abd-al-karim-al-ghazali-aka-abu. Retrieved 2021-01-02. "Acting under the authority of and in accordance with section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 of September 23, 2001, as amended by Executive Order 13268 of July 2, 2002, and Executive Order 13284 of January 23, 2003, I hereby determine that the person known as Muhammad al-Ghazali, aka Rashid, aka Muhammad Abd al-Karim al-Ghazali, aka Abu Hisham Mawari, aka Abu Hisham al-Mawari, aka Abu Sa'id, aka Abu Faris committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threatens the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States."
- "State Department Terrorist Designations of Muhammad al-Ghazali, Abukar Ali Adan, and Wanas al-Faqih" (Press release). Washington DC. 2018-01-04. Archived from the original on 2020-12-20. https://web.archive.org/web/20201220035811/https://www.state.gov/state-department-terrorist-designations-of-muhammad-al-ghazali-abukar-ali-adan-and-wanas-al-faqih/. Retrieved 2021-01-02. "These designations impose strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Among the consequences of these designations, all of their property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them."
- Thomas Josceyln; Bill Roggio (2018-01-04). "State Department designates 3 al Qaeda figures as global terrorists". Long War Journal. Archived from the original on 2021-01-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210102094321/https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/01/state-department-designates-3-al-qaeda-figures-as-global-terrorists.php. Retrieved 2021-01-02. "State listed the three al Qaeda figures as Wanas al-Faqih from al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abukar Ali Adan from Shabaab (al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa), and Muhammad Al Ghazali from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The three al Qaeda branches wage insurgencies in their respective regions while continuing to plot terrorist attacks elsewhere, including against Western interests."
- "Al Shabaab deputy chief in US list of global terrorists". The East African. 2018-01-05. Archived from the original on 2021-01-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20210102095243/https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Shabaab-deputy-chief-in-US-list-of-global-terrorists/4552908-4252364-format-sitemap-7em1wdz/index.html. Retrieved 2021-01-02. "Two other al-Qaeda leaders – Muhammad al-Ghazali (in Arabian Peninsula) and Wanas al-Faqih (in Islamic Maghreb) – were also added to terrorists' list. 'Al-Ghazali is involved in internal security and training of the group’s operatives,' the US State Department said."