by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/04/13, 12:50 pm
AFGHANISTAN: Abdul Rassoul Sayyaf has registered to run for president in Afghanistan. Sayyaf in 1996 helped Osama bin Laden return to Afghanistan, and the Philippine insurgent group Abu Sayyaf is named after him. He is mentioned in the 9/11 Commission’s report as a mentor to Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the operational (and self-confessed) mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.