US media is reporting that the uncle of Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, the man accused of killing four Marines at Navy-Marine training facility, has been detained in Jordan where he is represented by an attorney belonging to the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood. According to the AP report:
July 22, 2015 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Abed al-Kader Ahmad al-Khateeb told The Associated Press that he was barred from seeing his client and that family members were also prevented from visiting the detainee.
Computers and cellphones were taken from the man’s home, but he has not been charged with anything, the attorney said.Al-Khateeb identified his client as Asaad Ibrahim Asaad Haj Ali, a maternal uncle of the Chattanooga attacker, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
Abdulazeez stayed with the uncle in Jordan, but only to help him with his small cellphone business, the attorney said. Neither Abdulazeez nor his uncle was religious or belonged to any sort of political organization, al-Khateeb said.
‘The uncle is a regular person, he has a company, he is a businessman, he has no relation with any militant group or organization,’ al-Khateeb said. ‘He cares about his work and his family, and Muhammad is just his relative, the son of his sister. That’s it.’
Al-Khateeb is a prominent attorney and member of the Freedom Committee of the Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest and largest opposition group in Jordan.”
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The GMBDW reported exclusively last Friday that Abdulazeez, had regularly attended a mosque owned by an organization associated with the US Muslim Brotherhood.